The Midwestern Public Health Training Center Field Placement Program is designed for students to participate in experiential learning in a public health setting. If you’re a student looking for a paid field placement experience or want to know more about the Field Placement Program – or if you’re a public health or public health-related organization that would be interested in working with a student as part of the Field Placement Program – please contact your MPHTC State Advisor listed at the bottom of this page.

Public health or public health-related organizations in Iowa: Please complete the Workforce Development Student Assistance Request at https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/wd-student-assistance-request-form/.

The Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Field Placement Program
2023-2024

Annual Stipend:  $3,500 per individual 

Number of Stipends Awarded: At least 25 stipends across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska) will be awarded. A minimum of five stipends will be available for individuals in each state. 

Purpose

This stipend will help support field placement projects of individuals in the following categories: 

  • Graduate and doctoral students pursuing a degree in a health profession (e.g., public health, psychology, sociology, and social work) 
  • Undergraduate juniors or seniors enrolled in a health profession degree program (e.g., public health, psychology, sociology, and social work)
  • Preventive Medicine Resident (PMR) placed at state or local health departments
  • Tribal College or University (TCU) students enrolled in a health profession degree program (e.g., allied health, community health worker)
Eligibility

To be eligible for a field placement, individuals must meet the criteria listed below:

  • Students must be currently enrolled in a health science academic program (as listed in the “Purpose” section) in HHS Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska).
  • Individuals must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. 
  • Preference will be given to students doing their field placement projects in rural and/or medically underserved communities.

For additional information, including how to apply, contact your MPHTC State Advisor: 

Iowa

Mary Kosobucki
mary-kosobucki@uiowa.edu

Kansas

Sonja Armbruster
Sonja.Armbruster@wichita.edu

Missouri

Alyssa Coleman
alyssa.coleman@slu.edu

Nebraska

Julia Quigley
juquigley@unmc.edu

Once selected: Complete a Field Placement Agreement Form

Note: Some opportunities may have additional application requirements.

 Field Placement Program Documents: