Practicum Trip Report Outline

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Practicum Reports model Trip Reports which are a common way for those in international work to document to their clients and superiors, the activities they have undertaken. Trip Reports often introduce the deliverable(s) done in completion of a scope of work.

Santander Awardees submit a Trip Report as part of their award agreement. Legacy GH Concentrators submit a Practicum Report as part of their practicum. This includes those doing a domestic placement. Adapt the outline as needed to fit your particular circumstance. Trip Reports are due by August 31, for those completing their field work in summer.

Suggested Outline for Trip Report (3 to 5 pages maximum, not including annexes/deliverables)

Title Page (with Title, Author, Date, Acknowledgments)

I. Executive Summary – (Summarize the key points of the report in one page or less.)

II. Background/Intro

a. Description of Client Organization
b. How you found this opportunity
c. Describe relevant Public Health Issue
d. Describe your Final Scope of Work

III. Activities/What you did

IV. Observations or Recommendations

    a. (Also included if you would advise another student to do this, and whether interested others may read your trip report)

V. Next Steps/Follow up Actions

VI. Annexes:

a. List of key meetings/events
b. Contacts: Person’s Name, Contact Info; Identify helpful people
c. Key Documents/Instruments/deliverables used or created/key meeting notes
d. Budget / Expenses – (Rough estimate of cost of doing your practicum; also, add funding strategies you used to afford this endeavor.)
e. Photos of you working in the field/photos of the work