California State University, Los Angeles. _______________________ Department of Public Health Internship Rules and Site Information PH 496. A site is any agency that offers an internship. Any site you choose must have a contract with CSULA before you can do an internship there.
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Department of Public Health
and Site Information
Any site you choose must have a contract with CSULA before you can do an internship there.
Please visit the department’s internship website for a list of approved internship sites.
If you want us to create a contract with a site, you must email Dr. Hoffman with the following information:
You must have this information to Dr. Hoffman at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the quarter in which you plan to do the internship.
The site should provide the following on letterhead stationery:
Q: What types of sites are appropriate for an internship?
A: Many sites are appropriate, but your internship must involve tasks related to public health. Check with Dr. Hoffman if you are unsure about a site.
Q: Can I do 8 units of internship in one quarter?
A: Yes, but we require you to find 2 internship sites and do 120 hours at each site. We may allow students to do 8 units at one site, but this is rare and depends on the project the site is proposing.
Q: Can I get a paid internship?
A: If you find one, sure. However, many internships are unpaid.
Q: I already work at XYZ Agency. Can I do my internship there?
A: No, you will need to do an internship at a site other than where you work.
Q: I’m a new Public Health major. When should I do my internships?
A: You will do your internships during your senior year. Internships are an opportunity for you to use the skills you’ve gained as a PH major, so you need to take at least a year of classes before doing an internship.
Q: I am taking a class at 6:10 on Thursdays. Can I still take 496?
A: Yes. Talk with Dr. Hoffman to make arrangements.