Aiming to expand students’ research and professional experience in addressing global health issues, the USC Institute for Global Health coordinates practicum opportunities and international courses to enhance the recruitment of diverse students into global health research and practice.

If you are a Master of Public Health or other USC student seeking a global health practicum or directed research opportunity, please contact your program advisers first in order to get the most accurate and current information about all opportunities available to you.

The pages below provide more information about international courses and practicum internships coordinated by Institute for Global Health faculty.

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»


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 »




Practicum Fellowships

The Institute for Global Health offers funded fellowships that, in some cases, fulfill MPH practicum requirements. Students must apply to be considered for these limited positions. Learn more »