HPHB option: Both H407 and H476 are prerequisites

HMP option: Both H407 and H436 are prerequisites

EOH minor: H407 is the prerequisite

These are all prerequisites and have to be taken before H410.

An internship needs to align with the activities of your option/minor (HMP, HPHB or EOH). A list of appropriate activities can be found on page 3 of Form A on the main H410 page.

You can either direct them to Information for H410 Preceptors page or provide them with the following document, depending on if you are an undergraduate or graduate student.

Information for hosting an undergraduate Public Health intern (pdf)

  • H410 for Public Health majors (HMP or HPHB) is 360 hours and 12 credits.
  • H410 for EOH minors is 270 hours and 9 credits.

H410 is required and needs to be done for the amount indicated above.

An internship site can be found by contacting sites from the suggested site list located on the H410 Internship Process and Requirements page, applying for sites sent out through the H410 listserv or by doing your own searching and networking.

If you are staying at the same site between the two terms, Form A is turned in before the internship term, and then Forms C, D, E and the portfolio are done both terms.

You would complete one and a half internships, for 18 credits and 540 hours. This would be done over two terms, and would incorporate both HMP and HPHB competencies from Form C.

Please see the policy on the H410 Internship Process and Requirements page.

You need to do a 12 credit, 360 hour internship for your major and a separate 270 hour, 9 credit internship for your EOH minor.

The official start date of an internship is the first day of the academic term, and the end date is Tuesday of Finals Week for undergraduates.

There is the option to start early, before the start of the term, as long as you are registered for H410.

All due dates follow the academic calendar.

You need to submit Form A to Karen Elliott by the deadline to get an override that will then allow you to register, please see FAQ #14.

  • Overrides for domestic internships are provided after Form A is submitted by Wednesday of Week 8 before your internship term.
  • Deadlines are posted on the H410 website.
  • You cannot register for domestic internships, H410, without following this process.
  • If you are doing an IE3 internship, you still submit Form A by the deadline, but IE3 registers you.
  • Email Form A to Karen.Elliott@oregonstate.edu by the deadline.

You received your PIN from your academic advisor, we do not have them.

When you register for H410, 1 credit is the default, you need to manually change this to the credit amount you need to take for your H410 requirement.

There are optional assignments in the portfolio template that you can complete for extra hours.  These are submitted by Tuesday of Finals Week.  Opportunities should be free to the student.  Please see the portfolio for specific instructions. Some specific examples of professional development to count as extra hours include:

  • Free webinars from credible sources, including the CDC webinars and APHA webinars.
  • American College of Healthcare Executives Online Webinars and Seminars.
  • Identify free/low cost workshops, trainings, conferences, etc. to attend.
  • Informational interviews and/or job shadows.
  • Attend meetings, committee meetings, etc.
  • Read Leadership/Professional Development books.
  • Revise the internship portfolio to be a professional showcase of your academic career.  This can include expanding on sections, including past course examples, changing the visual appearance and even making it a digital portfolio.  This could include seeking out on campus resources to learn new software, programming, and technical skills.


Form A needs to be emailed as one file, in pdf or Word, to allow for signatures.

The internship must be separate from a current job, with separate projects, hours and preferably a separate supervisor.

Internships have to be with community partners or campus centers such as Student Health Services, CAPS or HSRC.  Working with faculty (not extension in the community) would be considered more individualized work that would count as a project or a practicum.

Yes! You as long as you are not a double option (HMP and HPHB) or have the ESH/EOH minor.  H410 can be taken for up to 24 credits.  If you have done your required 12 credit internship and need upper division credits, you can do another 12 credit H410 or you can do a 6 credit H410.

An affiliation agreement is a legal contract between OSU and the internship organization. We do no require them, but if sites do, please visit the H410 Internship Process and Requirements page, for the full information on affiliation agreements.

Past experiences cannot be counted for the internship. You must be registered for the term you plan to complete your internship to receive credit.

It is not encouraged, but if you have two sites and the schedules and hours coordinate, you can do two different sites, duplicating all of the paperwork except submitting one portfolio.

Yes, all international internships need to be approved through IE3.

Please see the IE3 section of the H410 Internship Process and Requirements page. IE3 has an individual placement option, if you already have a site in mind, and you can get it approved through them. This is due to safety. 

Yes, H410 is Pass/No Pass, it is not on the letter grading system (A-F).

An Incomplete can be given if at least 70% of the work has been done.

The Contract for Completion of Incomplete (“I”) Grade form (pdf) needs to be completed between the student and internship coordinator to agree upon the rest of the work that needs to be completed.

An “I” appears as the grade, and the student has up to one year to turn in the remaining work.

Once the remaining requirements have been submitted, the internship coordinator changes the I to a Pass.

If you are graduating, an incomplete will delay graduation until the term you submit the rest of the requirements.