Career Services

The Career Services office provides a full range of resources designed to support students and alumni at all points along the employment path, from their first days at the School and throughout their careers.  We are dedicated to bringing together employers, students, and alumni in order to create a diverse public health workforce equipped to help solve the health challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

Services for Students

Career Counseling

A great way to get in-depth and personalized advice on your job search is to make an appointment for career counseling. You can discuss career decision-making and job search strategies, have your resume and cover letter critiqued, conduct a mock interview, evaluate a job offer, or learn more about the career resources available to you at the School of Public Health. Career counseling appointments are available Monday-Friday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. To make an appointment, email Ruthann Haffke, career services manager, at haffke@berkeley.edu.

Career Assessment

Public health is a broad field, and you want to discover the area that’s the best fit for you. The Career Services office provides tools for you to help evaluate your personality, interests, skills, and values as they relate to your career choices. Make a career counseling appointment for more information.

Jobs & Internships

Search for full-time or part-time jobs, fellowships, internships, GSI/GSR, and volunteer opportunities using the School of Public Health Jobsite. In addition to searching employment listings, you can:

  • Browse employer profiles and find out which employers are actively recruiting School of Public Health students and alumni.
  • Create custom searches, review your application history, and store your resume, cover letter, and other documents.
  • Evaluate your personality, interests, skills, and values as they relate to your career choices.
  • View the calendar to find and sign up for workshops, employer information sessions, and special events.

The Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership also coordinates a comprehensive summer internship process for all 2-year MPH students. Learn more about the MPH summer internship process.

Workshops, Programs, and Special Events

The Career Services office offers workshops on career planning, interview preparation, resume writing, and job search strategies. Special events give students an opportunity to interact with employers and public health professionals. They include the Master's and PhD Career Fair, Career Café, PH291 Professional Development Workshop Series, employer information sessions, guest lectures, and conferences. Workshops, programs, and special events are listed on a calendar on the School of Public Health Jobsite and in weekly emails to students.

Services for Alumni

Alumni may access job postings using the School of Public Health Jobsite and attend career programs. In addition, you will find many opportunities for education and training through the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership. The Public Health Alumni Association also offers alumni events for networking and professional development. Alumni can also schedule appointments to meet with Career Services staff during the “off-season” (later in the semester and throughout the summer), schedule permitting. Career counseling appointments are available Monday-Friday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. To make an appointment, email Ruthann Haffke, career services manager, at haffke@berkeley.edu.