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Education and Engagement Placement Program

The City of Milwaukee Health Department's (MHD) Education and Engagement Placement Program provides the opportunity to participate in public health practice through structured learning and engagement experiences in one of our programs.

As a student or volunteer placed at MHD, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Apply your academic training to tackle real-world public health issues;
  • Better understand the role of a local health department in protecting the public’s health;
  • Gain meaningful public health skills and workforce experience, or explore potential careers in public health;
  • Connect with the community to provide services and promote health; and
  • Establish critical public health networking connections with MHD staff and community partners 

Placement Information

Academic Placements:

MHD offers student placements and rotations for a variety of different disciplines. These include academic rotations, observations, and shadow experiences for high school through graduate-level coursework. Disciplines/degree programs appropriate for an academic placement at MHD could include:

  • Public Health
  • Nursing
  • Health Education
  • Nutrition
  • Health Care Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Biology/Chemistry
  • Environmental Health
  • Community Organization
  • Medical

Not seeing your program or discipline? Not to worry! 

If you feel that your program or discipline has a strong alignment with MHD's mission and services and that you may benefit from your academic rotation requirement being assigned at MHD - we encourage you to complete the individual academic placement request application below. 

Non-Academic Placements:

At MHD, we value lived experiences and how they support Milwaukee to live its best life. We also offer volunteer and observation/shadow placements for various backgrounds and disciplines. For volunteers, experiences can include short-term or long-term projects and assignments depending on availability and need.

For those interested in learning more about public health, our observation/shadow and professional development/internship experiences provide a brief, hands-on introduction and information into the world of public health.

We encourage anyone interested in serving and having a positive impact on the health and well-being of the Milwaukee community to complete our non-academic placement application below.

Application Process

To apply for one of our student or volunteer placements, please choose the appropriate application below. During the application process, we will always make every effort to find a good match and/or accommodate areas of interest within the department.

Academic Placements

Individual Placement Application

- For academic credit
- Graduate and undergraduate students

Apply Now

Group Placement Application 

- For academic credit
- Must be completed by faculty

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Non-Academic Placements

Professional Development/ Non-Academic Internship

- Not for academic credit
- Timeframes vary

Apply Now

Volunteer Placement 

- Not for academic credit
- Short-term or long-term

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Observation/Shadow (Non-Academic)

For anyone interested in learning about public health, regardless of education level.

Apply Now


Application Deadlines

Academic Placements:

For academic placements, both individual and groups, please note the deadline for applications for each semester below:

For Semester Group Application Deadline Group Application Finalization Deadline Individual Application Deadline Individual Application Finalization Deadline
Spring October 1 By November 1 November 1 By November 15
Summer October 1 By November 1 March 1 By May 1
Fall March 1 By April 1 June 1 By July 1

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible for full consideration. 



Non-Academic Placements:

Volunteer, observation/shadow, and professional development/non-academic internship applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis.


Want the placement coming to you instead?:

Request a public health subject matter expert to come speak in your classroom or organization!

Please fill out a Community Event & Education Request Form


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