Academic and professional excellence: enhancing internship opportunities

Miguel A. Perez, Steven Owens, Jenette L. Smith

Resumo



In building upon the World Health Organization’s definition of public health for entire populations, opportunities for public health internships have emerged as one of the ten essential public health services in developing a collaborative and competent workforce.  Academic institutions of higher learning play an important role in preparing and maintaining structures for student success, allowing capacity building through public health internships.  The Directors of Public Health Education (DPHE) document that nearly all (95%) of internship respondents reported that participation in internship programs provided the necessary skills to be effective on the job.  Through the development of strong internship programs, academic institutions of higher learning and public health programs are fulfilling their mission to educate and train a competent workforce.

 

 


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Public health internships;Academic institutions; Public health programs.

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Fator de Impacto ISI- International Scientific Indexing

JCR 0.852 (2017-2018)

JCR 1.021 (2018-2019)

JCR 1.254 (2019-2020)

Qualis CAPES: B4

Índice H: 15,0

Índice i10: 31,0

ISSN Online: 2179-0981 / ISSN Impresso: 2316-848X