For Employers

From Massachusetts General Hospital to Malawi’s UNICEF, top companies, agencies, and organizations worldwide turn to BU School of Public Health in their search for outstanding job candidates. And it’s no wonder. We’re among the nation’s top graduate schools in public health, ranked 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Our students graduate with exceptional real-world experience and the kind of research training only a leading research institution can provide.

What’s more, we offer employers a whole menu of effective ways to find, meet, and interact with these talented students. To discuss your hiring needs, please email Lauri Rich, Director of Outreach & Career Development. To post jobs and practicum opportunities, log onto SPH Handshake.

The talent and the training your organization needs.

SPH graduates are prepared to contribute across a range of functional areas:

  • Conduct SAS programming, analyze big data, and manage clinical trials databases
  • Manage mission-critical projects to improve patient safety, outcomes, and satisfaction
  • Facilitate behavior change, collaborating successfully with diverse stakeholders
  • Design and deliver health education programs
  • Create and implement health communications plans
  • Develop effective Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) plans
  • Perform Environmental Risk & Exposure Assessments
  • Provide cross-culturally competent technical assistance in developing countries
  • Advocate to eliminate health inequities in vulnerable populations
  • Analyzing complex population health studies to inform decisions
  • Contribute to evidence-based program design and policy change
  • Monitor and assess drug safety
  • Identify and mitigate regulatory risk

  • Abt Associates
  • Africare
  • American Red Cross
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • BSM Consulting
  • Caritas Christi Health Care
  • Casa Myrna Vazquez
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Children’s Hospital Boston
  • Congressional Hunger Center
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Futures Group
  • MA Department of Public Health
  • Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.
  • GfK International
  • Genentech
  • Genzyme
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Health and Disability Working Group
  • Health Leads
  • Huron Consulting
  • ICF International
  • ICON
  • Infinity Pharmaceuticals
  • Inflexxion
  • Institute for Community Health
  • Institute for Geriatric Social Work
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • John Snow, Inc
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Management Sciences for Health
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Millennium Pharmaceutical
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
  • National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ)
  • New England Research Institutes, Inc.
  • Northeast Community Care
  • Novartis
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Partners HealthCare
  • Partners In Health
  • PATH
  • Pathfinder International
  • Pfizer
  • Prevention Research Center
  • PwC
  • Public Health Foundation of India
  • Quintiles
  • RTI International
  • The Lewin Group
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • UNICEF Malawi
  • Weber Shandwick
  • UCSF
  • United BioSource Corporation
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Voices Against Violence

For more information about partnering with us, visit our partnering page and email Lauri Rich, Director of Outreach & Career Development, at

What our employers have to say about working with BUSPH:

“Partner with the SPH Career Services team – you’ll hire the best and the brightest!  They have made two recent hires incredibly easy and we could not be happier.”
Debra Kaiser, Senior Manager of Global Talent Acquisition, Evidera
 “We have hired several graduates from SPH over the past year. They are all excellent — hardworking, determined, genuine people who have the skills necessary to do the jobs they have, and to move beyond them.”
Melinda B. Van Niel, Manager, Patient Safety, Department of Health Care Quality, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
 “The SPH Career Services team goes above and beyond to prepare their students for career search. Our recruiters and hiring managers are pleased to see SPH students and alums applying for internships and employee positions, knowing they are engaged, informed, and high quality.”
Laura Horlitz, Talent Acquisition Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
“SPH graduates are hardworking, smart, creative, lovely people who have the skills necessary to do the jobs they have, and to move beyond them. We could not have found such great matches without the help of SPH Career Services.”
Karen Edlund, Director, Family Planning Program, MA Dept. of Public Health
“SPH and the Career Services Team make hiring easy – they know the students well and find a great fit for both the students as well as our hiring teams. SPH students are qualified, capable, and prepared for the workforce, excelling in their work and continuously growing into new challenges.”
Lydia Dant, Project Director, Data Team, The Fenway Institute
“SPH Career Services always sends us the greatest students! JSI staff are known for being hard working professionals–who also know how to have fun. SPH Career Services have connected us with high caliber, dedicated public health students with both our domestic and international divisions, who fit right in with our corporate culture and many of whom we have hired – with no regrets!”
Ann Wickham, Human Resources Manager, Boston International Division, JSI
“Global Health Corps has selected fellows for our program from SPH almost every year. The caliber of SPH graduates is unmatched in terms of their intelligence, skills, experience and expertise. We feel confident when we see them that they would make great fellows.  And, partnering with the school has made recruiting easy, particularly participating in the Fellowship Fair.”
Jennifer Gottesfeld, Senior US Program Manager, Global Health Corps