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Public Health Undergraduate Internships

Having an undergraduate degree in public health can help you stand out when applying to jobs in public health fields.

Below are a sample of the jobs our alumni have received after completing their undergraduate public health degree and some include examples of job descriptions.

Health Promotion and Health Behavior Jobs

Health Management Policy Jobs

  • Office Specialist at clinics
  • Clinic Care Coordinator
  • Public Health Liaison
  • Analyst and Managing Consultant  
  • Activities Director at assisted living communities
  • Healthcare Recruiter for assisted living communities
  • Regional Testing Coordinator for hospitals
  • Patient Registration Specialist for hospitals
  • Health/Policy Analyst

First Year at Oregon State

  • Select an option of GENHPHB or HMP
  • Consider minors: Spanish, Business, Psychology
  • Consider double major with: HDFS, Education
  • Or a double option, HMP and HPHB
  • Set up a plan with your academic advisor
  • Get involved in student clubs, organizations, volunteering


Second Year

  • Do Job shadows
  • Do informational interviews
  • Identify careers of interest


Third Year

  • Develop a strong resume and identify faculty or supervisors; key people who can write letters of recommendation
  • Continue to add to resume with involvement, volunteering, exploring internship options


Fourth Year

  • Look into internships that fit with career goals
  • Apply and complete internship while applying for jobs