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If you are interested in the promotion and protection of people’s health and the communities in which they live, you might consider exploring careers in public health, global health, and health policy. Careers in this field focus on educating the public to promote healthy and safe behaviors, preventing, detecting, and responding to disease outbreaks and the spread of infectious diseases, conducting research, and crafting and implementing policies that improve and protect public health.
Below is a list of sample roles for students and alums interested in careers in public health, global health, and health policy, including potential internships, post-grad entry points, and higher-level positions. Roles in this area can be found in a wide range of sectors, including at nonprofit organizations, local, state, and federal government agencies, and private companies.
Some industries change more quickly than others, and it is important to stay informed on the latest trends in your areas of interest to ensure that you are best preparing yourself for internships and full-time roles post-graduation. Below are a few resources to get you started.
Professional associations offer excellent opportunities for staying up-to-date on industry issues, trends, and research, as well as opportunities for networking and finding jobs and internships. Below are a few public health and health policy-related professional associations to get you started (click here for more tips on how to effectively engage with professional groups).