Pittsburgh Summer Institute

MPH Practicum/Internship Experiences with the Allegheny County Health Department

The Pittsburgh Summer Institute in Applied Public Health (PSI) provides an enhanced and productive practicum experience at the Allegheny County Health Department. In addition to working to address real public health problems in the county, participants experience the day-to-day operations of an active health department while working with experienced public health practitioners. In addition to their individual projects, PSI students engage in a group project that exposes them to the multidisciplinary, cross-cutting nature of work that is done in a local health department. The PSI offers a stipend of $1,500 to each student.

2023 Projects 

Core Experiences

  • Attendance at orientation.
  • Completion of a 200-hour practicum (flexible schedules are possible).
  • Completion and presentation of a project that addresses a specific public health need in Allegheny County at Student Showcases.

Qualifications for Summer 2023

  • Current University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health graduate student though the summer of 2023
  • Must have completed two semesters enrolled as a graduate student by the start of PSI 


All applications require completion of a brief online form and submission of a current resume and cover letter.

2023 application 

Apply by February 20, 2023