At YSPH, you will find other students, faculty and staff addressing pressing public health issues through meaningful connections with local and global community partners. A wealth of local, national, and global experiential and service learning opportunities are available to you including:
YSPH offers practicum courses for additional applied practice learning opportunities. The practicum courses offer unique opportunities to work in multidisciplinary teams and across schools. Students in the Advanced Professional or Accelerated MPH/MBA programs typically fulfill their practice-based requirement through this coursework.
Local organizations rely on volunteers to provide vital services in the community. Whether volunteering at a soup kitchen or coordinating food drives, there are many opportunities to contribute to our local community. The Office of Public Health Practice can also assist you in making connections with local organizations,
At YSPH, you’ll find a number of student-led groups and organizations that offer consulting, volunteering, and community engagement. Whatever your interests, there are a wide variety of opportunities to work with your peers to increase community organization capacity and address public health issues.
Today’s public health challenges require innovative solutions. YSPH offers opportunities to utilize and hone your social entrepreneurship skills to tackle the ever-changing local and global health landscape. Several university-wide initiatives offer training, funding and awards specifically for social entrepreneurs including:
Have an idea to address a public health issue? The Office of Public Health Practice is here to help you think through your project and make connections with community leaders and organizations.
In addition to course work and departmental thesis or capstone projects, YSPH houses numerous interdisciplinary research centers and programs that afford students the opportunity to work and conduct research. Learn more about these centers on the research section of the School's website.
Research and educational opportunities are also available throughout the Yale community. Community service is encouraged and our students volunteer with groups such as: HealthCore, the Haven Free Clinic and the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE). The Student Association Yale School of Public Health (SAYPH) includes a Community Service Committee that focuses on finding projects for students throughout Yale and the New Haven community.