Agnes Scott's location in metropolitan Atlanta makes it the ideal place to explore the vast field of public health. Atlanta is home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation's premiere health promotion, prevention and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health. Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health is considered one of the top ten schools of public health in the country. For those interested in international affairs, the nearby Carter Center offers unique opportunities to explore global issues of health care access. Other potential internship sites in Atlanta include CARE USA, The American Cancer Society, The Georgia Department of Public Health, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and many other non-profit organizations. 

Agnes Scott Public Health students also participate in internships in other US cities, and abroad. A few recent examples include internships with Partners in Health in Boston (Mahider Mekonnen '15, Emaline Laney '16) and The Carter Center in Nigeria (Joy Akinfenwa '16). 

Students may conduct internships for academic credit towards the Public Health major or minor. For more about this process, see: For Credit Internships.

The Bevier Summer Public Health Internship Program

This competitive Public Health internship program provides a stipend and housing for an 8-week internship during the summer. Bevier interns may work at organizations such as the CDC, the Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia WAND, Global Dialogues, and the Feminist Women’s Health Center, among others. To be eligible to apply, students must be current sophomores or juniors and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Information sessions for students will be held in January, and application deadlines are in early February.

Support for the Bevier Internship program has been provided through the generosity of Pamela Bevier '61. For more information, visit the Bevier F.A.Q.s page.

Hubert Scholars Program

Public Health students also conduct internships through the college's Hubert Scholars Program. This program combines experiential learning and exploration of vocation with service to humanity. Students with a demonstrated commitment to public service propose internships (either self-designed or existing) that serve those in need, whether it's of food, shelter, education, medical attention, social justice or spiritual sustenance. For more information see Hubert Scholars Program for Internships in Public Service.

Summer Research and Training Programs

In addition to internships, Agnes Scott Public Health students participate in competitive summer research and training programs. A few examples of these programs are the Boston University Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics, the Harvard University Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program, and the University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program in Public Health. If you are a current Public Health student, and you are interested in finding out more about these programs, contact Dr. Patterson.