Aiming to expand students’ research and professional experience in addressing global health issues, the USC Institute for Global Health coordinates practicum opportunities enhance the recruitment of diverse students into research and practice projects on campus and abroad. The Institute offers practicum and directed research opportunities for Master of Public Health candidates as well as students in other programs that require practical experience for graduation.

Please see the pages linked below to learn more about getting involved. For questions about eligibility and registration, please inquire directly to the contacts listed on these pages.

Immersions & Courses with Practicum Internships

Students enrolled in the following courses or immersion trips have the opportunity to take on internships to fulfill their practicum requirements.

Costa Rica

Instructors are leading a new course in Costa Rica to educate students about planetary health and human rights. The course is available to all USC graduate students. Learn more»

Mozambique Public Health Immersion Program

Mozambique Public Health Immersion ProgramAll USC students are invited to take part in this public health immersion program. Learn more »


Panama PracticumMaster of pubic health students may fulfill their PM 599 course by extending the two-week trip. Learn more »



Master of Public Health students enrolled in the four-unit course “Global Health Governance & Diplomacy in Practice in Geneva” have the option to fulfill their practicum requirements by extending their stay in Geneva for a 6-8 week internship following the annual World Health Assembly in May. Information about enrollment is sent out by the MPH program each Spring semester. Learn more »

Uganda Public Health Immersion Program

img_3572All USC students are invited to take part in this annual public health immersion program in Uganda. Learn more »

Practicum Fellowships

In collaboration with partner organizations, the Institute occasionally offers funded practicum fellowships. With limited availability, students must apply and proceed through several rounds of interviews to be considered for the positions. Learn more »