Clemson University's Department of Public Health Sciences undergraduate program requires that all students complete an internship experience in their senior year (Fall, Spring, or Summer). The internship is a required course that prepares students to gain professional public health work experience outside the classroom. This experience is an opportunity for students to integrate classroom learned concepts into a working health care related setting in a directed and focused manner.
The internship experience requires 180 hours under the supervision of a designated site preceptor and under the guidance of our Internship Coordinator, Kathleen Meyer. The internship is a graded practical experience in which the intern maintains a professional workload in a health related setting. Only through a practical experience such as this can the efficient application of knowledge, ideas, and skills in a realistic work setting occur. With this, both the intern and agency should benefit immeasurably.
Requirements for placement in HLTH 419:
Course Description - HLTH 419:
This course provides preparation for the internship course (HLTH 420). You will be asked to participate in a series of lectures, presentations, and exercises designed to assist you in maximizing your internship experience. The professional development project will be the creation of a digital portfolio
Course Objectives - HLTH 419:
HLTH 420 Credit Hour Information: 1-6 credits (45 contact hours per academic hour)
Requirements for placement in HLTH 420:
Course Description - HLTH 420:
Under supervision in an approved agency, the student will have an opportunity for on-the-job experiences. The student will be placed in an agency and develop personal/professional goals and objectives appropriate to the setting, population and health issues. Internships may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
Course Objectives - HLTH 420:
For more information contact:
Kathleen Meyer, M.Ed.
Internship Coordinator and Senior Lecturer
Department of Public Health Sciences
Tel. (864) 656-1898