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
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.
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)
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:
Once selected: Complete a Field Placement Agreement Form
Note: Some opportunities may have additional application requirements.
Field Placement Program Documents: