How to Find an Internship

  1. Review the Internship Survival Guide (docx) and the Internship Manual (docx)
  2. Use the Suggested Site List (pdf)
  3. Use the Example Email (docx) if you need to email a site
  4. Review the OSU Career Center Resume/Cover Letter/Interview Resources
  5. Refer to the Example Resume and Cover Letters (pdf)


Domestic Internship Requirements

  • Decide if you want to do a 360 hour, 12 credit internship for one term, or a 180 hour, 6 credit internship for two terms. For the revised EOH minor, it is 270 hour, 9 credits.
  • Secure an Internship using the steps listed at the top above
  • Email Form A to the Internship Coordinator, Dr. Karen Elliott, by Wednesday of Week 8.
  • After receiving a confirmation email from submitting Form A, use the instructions in the email to register for H410. Please also see the H410 FAQ section on how to register.
  • Submit Forms C, D, E, and the Final Portfolio in Canvas during your internship.


Affiliation Agreements

Affiliation Agreements are agreements between OSU and the Internship Site.

We have Affiliation Agreements with most Oregon hospitals and clinics in the Willamette Valley/Portland area. Many sites do not require one.  All Affiliation Agreements go through Procurement and Contract Services.

Affiliation Agreements can be a lengthy process, and they can take 2-3 months to complete, depending on the complexity.  When identifying sites, it is very important to address this right away to avoid any delay with the start of the internship.

Please note: we will only create an affiliation agreement with a site that will agree to have Public Health interns in the future.  We cannot do an affiliation agreement one time only for a student, it would need to be a partnership with having opportunities regularly available for students to apply to.


IE3 Internship Requirements

  • Start the IE3 Online Application
  • Under the Academic Supervision Section put down the following:
    • Which department(s) on campus will monitor your internship and award credit?
      School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
    • How much credit will you receive for the internship?
      12 credits
    • What are the reporting requirements to the supervising department(s)?
      Submit required internship paperwork though Canvas during the internship.
    • Name, email and telephone number for each faculty member or advisor consulted:<
      Karen Elliott,, 541-737-3840
  • Submit Form A by Wednesday of Week 8 of the term before:
    • Form A will be completed with your IE3 Advisor, when you get to your internship, email a new Form A to the Internship Coordinator with the information, since most of the form will not be completed with the IE3 Advisor.
    • Check with your IE3 Advisor to make sure they have registered you for 12 credits of OINT 488 H410.
    • Contact your Academic Advisor to have them note in My Degrees that you are doing an IE3 internship and OINT 488 needs to be recognized as fulfilling the H410 requirement in My Degrees (it will not recognize it without doing this).
  • Submit Forms C, D, Form E, and the final portfolio in Canvas during your internship.

Please feel free to contact the Undergraduate Public Health Internship Coordinator, Dr. Karen Elliott, with any additional questions:&


H410 Internship Policy for Education Double Degree Students

The policy below applies to students who are:

  • In the Education Double Degree program in the College of Education with the following as their two majors:
  • First Major: Public Health, with an option in Health Promotion and Health Behavior 
  • Second Major: Education with Health as the Content Mastery selection
  • H410 Requirements with Student Teaching

Students will be able to count 180 hours of their 360 H410 hours with the student teaching by meeting the requirements below. Coaching and PE courses do not count as hours.

  • Complete H476 and H407 at least one term before the student teaching begins.
  • Prior to the student teaching, create a plan for distributing the H410 credits that will be incorporated into the student teaching in coordination with the Public Health Undergraduate Internship Coordinator, CPHHS Advisor, COE advisor, and the school you will be placed.
  • Determine how many credits to register for each term. The total H410 credits at the end of the student teaching year should equal 12 credits, 180 hours of Public Health projects and 180 hours of student teaching. The credits can be divided between 2 or 3 terms.


The student will meet with their placement school at least one term before starting H410, to complete Form A and discuss Public Health projects that will fulfill the H410 requirement and learning competencies.

Form A will be emailed to the Public Health Undergraduate Internship Coordinator by Wednesday of Week 8, the term prior to the internship, to receive an override to register for H410. If the projects and preceptor stay the same, Form A does not have to be resubmitted each term. If the preceptor and projects change, Form A will have to be resubmitted each term of the H410 internship.


During the student teaching hours (180 to count for H410), the student will complete 2-3 write-ups total (for the 180 hours) to include in the “Summary of Internship Experience” in the Final Portfolio.

Each write-up will consist of:

  • A 2-3 page double-spaced analysis of public health evidence based programs that correlate to a specific lesson plan topic (mental health promotion, bullying, substance abuse prevention, etc.
  • For the remaining 180 hours, the student will complete Public Health projects, and the paperwork and assignments (Forms C, D, E,  and Final Portfolio) for each internship term.                                                                                                                                 


H410 Internship Policy for Public Health Students with a Double Option:

  • Undergraduate Public Health majors with the following as their two options:

Option:   Health Promotion and Health Behavior (HPHB)

Option:   Health Management and Policy (HMP)

H410 Requirements for Double Option Public Health majors

  • Students will be able to complete 540 hours for H410, 18 credits to fulfill the double option internship requirement.
  • Complete H476, H436 and H407 at least one before starting the H410 internship that would be split over two terms.  This could be 12 credits and 6 credits or 9 credits each term.
  • Work with the Public Health Undergraduate Internship Coordinator and CPHHS Advisor to decide best option for splitting up credits and to identify appropriate internship sites.
  • The student would identify an internship site that would fulfill at least 2 HPHB competencies and at least 2 HMP competencies listed on Form C.  The competencies would need to relate to appropriate activities that would equate to approximately 270 hours each to equal 540 hours total.
  • The student would complete the required paperwork as indicated in the Internship Manual for two terms, in addition to two Competency Forms, Form C, each term to ensure their projects and competencies are equally divided between HMP and HPHB.