Practicum

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At GW, public health students gain practical skills and knowledge through a practicum project, a real-world work experience at a Washington, D.C., national or international health organization. With hundreds of sites in the D.C. area alone, you can choose a practicum site and create a practicum project within your area of interest.

In recent years, Milken Institute School of Public Health students have engaged in practicum projects at top public health institutions, including:

  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Congressional Research Service
  • USAID
  • Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • President's Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition
  • The World Bank

Current students:

Ready to create your practicum?

Practice Partners:

Interested in hosting a practicum for a GW public health student?

We are always interested in making additional sites available to our students. If you would like to work with a student on a practicum project, we encourage you view the Site Preceptor Guidebook and Site Preceptor Powerpoint to learn more about the role of the practicum site and site preceptors and apply to be a practicum site. Please contact the GW Practicum Director with any questions.