Practicum Agencies and Sites

It is each student’s responsibility to find, arrange, and complete a satisfactory field experience that fulfills program requirements. The practicum coordinator and faculty will assist, but the student is ultimately responsible for finding a practicum that will meet his or her particular needs. With students located all over the world, you will know more about opportunities within your community.

Below is a list of agencies and sites that have accepted LU M.P.H. students and other site possibilities. Email the Practicum Coordinator at for more details.

Finding a Site

Finding a site can seem overwhelming at first. Make sure your resume is current, then get an idea of what you would like to do. Start with your local Department of Health. You can also search the phonebook or online under categories such as: Public Health Practicum, Public Health Internship, Health Prevention, etc.

If you are willing to travel for a semester, look for opportunities out of your local area.

Previous Practicum Sites

Current MPH student at Practicum site

  • Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital
  • CHC - RSG, Randolph Hospital
  • Escambia County Health Department
  • Health Information Alliance
  • Health Services at Sweet Briar College
  • Ortho-On-Call
    Affiliation of Advanced Orthopedics
  • Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia
  • Putnam County Health Department
  • Samaritans Purse
  • Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems, Inc.
  • Virginia Department of Health

Additional Site Possibilities

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Indian Health Commission for Washington State
  • AIDS/HIV/STD agencies such as PositiveVOCIE, AIDS Alliance
  • American Lung Association
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Center for Community Based Research
  • Center for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Christian Connection for International Health
  • Community health centers & organizations
  • Cross Cultural Solutions
  • Healthy Childcare Washington
  • Health Care for All
  • Hope for Haiti Foundation
  • Obesity prevention organizations such as PRO Sports Club
  • Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Public Health Associations
  • New York city Dept. of Mental Health & Hygiene
  • Social & Health Services such as Population Health Forum
  • St. John's Well child & Family Center, Los Angeles
  • SJWCFC Clinic
  • Your state/local Department of Health
  • Washington Health Foundation
  • World Health Organization
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • US Agency for International Development
  • US Army Medical Command