Field Placement
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Funded Field Placement Opportunity

At least ten funded field placement student internship opportunities are available for College of Public Health degree-seeking graduate students interested in gaining hands-on experience interning with a public health agency that serves a medically underserved area or population in Florida during the Spring and Summer 2013 semesters!

The Florida Public Health Training Center – part of the Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice in the USF College of Public Health (COPH) – has received a $3 million dollar grant to improve the public health workforce in the state of Florida. Through this five year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Florida Public Health Training Center will offer at least ten funded field placement opportunities in public or nonprofit private health agencies or organizations serving medically underserved areas/populations to COPH degree-seeking graduate students.

Medically underserved areas/populations are designated by HRSA. They are defined as areas or populations that have too few primary care providers; a shortage of personal health services; high infant mortality; high-poverty and/or high-elderly populations; and economic, cultural or linguistic barriers to health care.

This field placement opportunity offers at least ten COPH degree-seeking graduate students an opportunity to integrate academic theory with hands-on experience in a public health agency that serves a medically underserved area/population in Florida. Throughout the field placement, students will work with the host agency to integrate practice with academic theory and incorporate the Core Competencies of the Association of Schools of Public Health into their field work.

Students selected for the field placement opportunity will receive up to $2000.00 stipend in two payments. Students completing three (3) credit hours, which equates to 135 contact hours over the course of the 2013 Spring or Summer semester, will be eligible to receive the full $2,000.00 stipend. Students completing only one (1) credit hour, which equates to 45 contact hours, will be eligible to receive a stipend of $650.00. Payment of the stipend will be evenly split into two installments. The first payment of half of the total stipend amount will be made after successful completion of the mid-semester report. The final payment will be made after successful completion of the field placement.

If you are interested in being considered for this exciting field placement opportunity, please complete the following by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Beth Ann Bourquardez, Training Support Specialist, at or (813) 974-8885.

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