School of Public Health students experience 'life-changing' internships around the globe

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Rebecca Distler, a student in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health, at a school in Suva, Fiji, one of 19 schools she worked with over the course of her internship.

More than 100 Yale School of Public Health students fanned out around the globe — to 26 countries total — to complete their 2012 internship.

It is a defining experience for most Master of Public Health students, exposing them to real-world challenges and giving them the opportunity to directly apply their coursework. Students spent 10 to 12 weeks working in urban slums, remote and rural regions and in hospitals and communities as nearby as New Haven and as far as Bhutan. The internship is, in the words of one returning student, “life-changing.”

View slideshows of the World Tour summer internships

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