The Center for Public Health Practice's mission is to support students, faculty, alumni and practitioners to achieve excellence in practice as they promote individual and community health. The Center collaborates with academic, practice and community partners to make the link between teaching, research and the practice of public health and provides services appropriate to the needs of its key constituents. We live and promote a commitment to diversity, human rights and social justice in all we do.
We fulfill our mission through the following services:
Through the Center for Public Health Practice, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health is unique among accredited schools of public health in that it has a student centered primary focus, rather than research or training. Our goals are to help students:
- Discern or refine what they want to do
- Develop practical skills, experience, and connections to achieve their goals
- Be inspired, get a meaningful job and take action to make a difference in public health
To achieve these goals we offer a centralized internship placement process that provides students from all concentrations with online access to over 130 summer and school year internships. Dedicated CPHP staff members help students find and select an internship that best matches their career interests, skill needs and objectives. Field supervisors and career services then assist students to obtain meaningful jobs that make a difference in public health.