Thursday Practice Update

It is never too early to start looking for top-notch practicum opportunities, regardless of when you plan to register for your practicum. The practicum postings that you see below come to us from public health professionals around the Boston area and beyond. These opportunities cover a wide range of fields, content areas, and experiences. So, keep an eye on your inbox and always be thinking about ways to gain exposure to the areas of public health that you are drawn to. The professional relationships that you make and the experiences that you gain as a student will support you in your career, and the practicum is an essential part of building out your network.

The Practicum Blackboard site is where you will find all official practicum information, specific details about the requirements, and everything else you need to know about the practicum course.

Are you a new student and have questions about the practicum? Read through the Practicum Course Overview (2013–2014) to get an overview of the practicum course. You can also set up a meeting with the Practicum Program Manager to learn how to prepare for this important part of your degree.

Please do not hesitate to come by my office or get in touch if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you!

Katie Boss, MPH
Program Manager
Public Health Practice
Boston University School of Public Health
715 Albany Street, Talbot 229 East
Boston, MA 02118



Agency Name of Position Date Posted
Massachusetts Public Health Association Policy, Advocacy, and Communications Intern 4/17/2014
Healthmap – Children’s Hospital Boston Intern 4/15/2014
Heart and Vascular Outcomes Research Institute Research Assistant 4/15/2014
Millennium Villages Project International Quality Improvement Interns 4/15/2014
The Earth Institute Nigeria Scale-up Initiative Intern 4/10/2014




For the full list of practicum postings, click HERE.




  • April 21 – May 1: Walk the Walk Challenge! The Walk the Walk Challenge is a 2-week walking event for all members of the Boston Medical community, to improve your physical fitness! Individuals may register for this walking challenge by e-mailing Emma Chung at Personal pedometers and smartphone pedometer apps will be used to track steps. Open to faculty, staff and students – the top 3 participants with the most amount of steps logged will receive a prize.Suggested pedometer apps are: The Moves, Map my Walk, Pacer, Pedometer ++, Accupedo Pedometer, Smart Pedometer, FitBit, BIDMC Pedometer, Runtastic spotlight logoOn May 1st, join us for a community-wide 1 mile walk starting at Talbot Green at 12:30PM. There will be festivities celebrating the end of a successful two years of Spotlight on Obesity!


  • Thursday, 4/24: Practicum Finale -  Heibert Lounge in the Medical School “L” Building; 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Integration Seminars will take place from 10:00 – 11:30 AM, followed by the poster session in Heibert Lounge from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, and the event will end with 3 concurrent oral presentation sessions (rooms TBA) from 1:15 – 2:00 PM.