Field Experience and Community Partners

Going beyond the classroom

As a public health student, you are required to complete a field experience at an approved public health agency. Through the field experience, you learn more about job opportunities in public health, identify areas of the field you are most passionate about and gain valuable work experience to include on your résumé.

Field experience sites

Our students are placed in agencies across the country. Listed below are many of the public health agencies that have previously hosted our students and would provide beneficial learning opportunities to you:

  • Allegheny County Health Department
  • American Red Cross
  • Arkansas Department of Health
  • Bloomfield Health & Human Services
  • Boulder County Public Health
  • Catholic Guardian Society & Home Bureau
  • Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
  • Chicago Urban League
  • City of Evanston Health & Human Services
  • Cleveland Department of Public Health
  • Community Partnership of the Ozarks
  • Dade County Health Department
  • DeKalb County Health Department
  • Dupage County Health Department
  • Erie County Department of Health
  • Family Health Centers
  • Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
  • Freeman Health System
  • Jefferson County Health Department
  • Joplin City Health Department
  • Jordan Valley Community Health Center
  • Kansas City Health Department
  • Lexington MA Health Division
  • Middlesex County Public Health Department
  • Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Pinnacle Health Care Systems
  • Polk County Health Center
  • Princeton Regional Health Commission
  • Richmond County Board of Health
  • Springfield-Greene County Health Department
  • St. John’s Health System
  • Taney County Health Department
  • The Kitchen Clinic
  • Tulsa Health Department
  • Webster County Health Department
  • Worcester Public Health Department

Field Experience Manual

Please refer to this document for any questions you have about the Field Experience. Also, please read completely before contacting any health agencies for your Field Experience.

Community partners

As Missouri’s third-largest city, Springfield is home to numerous governmental, nonprofit and private health agencies. These agencies assist our students by providing volunteer opportunities, field experiences, job shadowing opportunities and more. These organizations also help our program plan for the future and stay informed of current trends. Currently, collaborative partnerships are being developed with several organizations: