At GW, public health students gain practical skills and knowledge through a practicum project, a real-world work experience at a Washington, D.C., national or international health organization. With hundreds of sites in the D.C. area alone, you can choose a practicum site and create a practicum project within your area of interest.
In recent years, School of Public Health and Health Services students have engaged in practicum projects at top public health institutions, including:
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Children's National Medical Center
- Congressional Research Service
- Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)
- United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- President's Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition
- The World Bank
Ready to create your practicum?
- Review the Practicum Guidebook - review all the steps from start to finish
- Read through the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Watch the 50-minute online practicum training video
- Create your account in GW’s practicum app
- Log in to the practicum app to view available practicum sites
- Learn about CITI training, a prerequisite for practicum
Interested in hosting a practicum for a GW public health student?
We are always interested in making additional sites available to our students. If you would like to work with a student on a practicum project, we encourage you view the Site Preceptor Guidebook and Site Preceptor Powerpoint to learn more about the role of the practicum site and site preceptors and apply to be a practicum site. Please contact the GW Practicum Director with any questions.