These resources can help to enrich your experience as an M.P.H. student and jump-start your career.
UND Graduate Assistantships and Research Opportunities
Openings at UND for current MPH students
- Currently none are being highlighted. But check out below for additional student openings!
Search for these openings at Student Job Openings!
- Nutrition Educator at TN Department of Health - Morristown, TN
- Performance Outcomes Coordinator at New Mexico Department of Health - Santa Fe, NM
- Research Assistant II at Healthworks - Atlanta, GA
- Study Coordinator at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
- Surveillance Epidemiologist at Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Augusta, ME
- Public Health Representative at New Jersey Department of Health - Trenton, NJ
- Occupational Epidemiologist - Raleigh, NC
- Health Educator at McHenry County Department of Health - Woodstock, IL
- Health Disparities in Aging/Healthy Aging Reseacher at Northwestern - Chicago, IL
- Analytic Epidemiologist at CDC - Atlanta, GA
- Community Health Worker at Healthworks - Atlanta, GA
- HIV Surveillance Coordinator at NM Department of Health - Santa Fe, NM
Last Updated: May 8th, 2022
We know that not all opportunities can be paid experiences, so we have provided an additional space for faculty to highlight enriching opportunities that students may want to be a part of!
Dr. Melanie Nadeau has a few opportunities to highlight and if interested further reach out to her at melanie.nadeau@UND.edu.
- International collaboration focused on the health & wellbeing of Indigenous and First Nation’s adolescents. Work would include exploring the issue and informing recommended actions and investments in the US as well as actively participating in meetings to report findings and contributing to US and global publications.
- Unsheltered relatives project out of the twin cities. Student would be highly engaged in applying an Indigenous evaluation process. (could potentially lead to a paid opportunity)
- Project evaluating suicide in AI/AN. Geographic region includes several rural counties as well as Spirit Lake and Turtle Mountain. Student would attend meetings and actively contribute to the proposal process. Student would be involved in efforts specific to Tribal populations. This project is currently being proposed and could lead to a student opportunity.
The Partnership to Advance Tribal Health (PATH) also has student opportunities available. If interested in seeing what they may have available for UND students contact: Tasha Peltier, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- PATH strives to improve population health among American Indian and Alaska Native communities through partnerships to identify needs and support the implementation of best practices.
The Public Health Mentor Network connects public health students to alumni/public health professionals to help with career and professional development. Mentoring relationships benefit both the mentor and mentee. For mentees, the program can have a key impact on future career choices. For mentors, helping the next generation of public health leaders can be rewarding and impactful. We hope that these relationships will advance real-world understanding, promote alumni engagement, and enhance student discourse surrounding public health issues. With just a few hours per month, you will create lasting relationships that will enrich your academic and professional life, even after the program ends.
The purpose of the Public Health Mentor Network is to facilitate active relationships between current students and alumni/public health professionals across various disciplines that encompass the Public Health Program at UND.
Alumni/public health professionals will be able to connect with UND students seeking a role model in the public health field. The Mentor Network will provide an opportunity to make professional contacts. Mentors will be invited to connect with eachother as well as with students, if they so choose. Additionally, the mentors can potentially recruit promising students to their respective fields of work and increase the presence of their business or institution on campus.
- Commit to regular communication with your mentee and maintain your commitment throughout the program
- Set goals and expectations using the Mentoring Agreement
- Use the provided Mentor Network Guide as a structure for mentorship
Mentor application launching Summer 2022!
Students will be encouraged to act as leaders and take initiative in their academic pursuits with enthusiasm, dedication, and confidence in their abilities. Through understanding the “big picture” of a public health education, they will see the connection between academic and professional life while planning ahead for post-graduate opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions, understand the modern workplace, learn about a specific company or field, determine the relevant skills necessary to a job in their desired field, and receive honest feedback regarding the practicality of their goals.
- Commit to regular communication with your mentor and maintain your commitment throughout the program. Aim for 1-2 hours per month as a combination of speaking with your mentor, prepping for conversations, setting goals, researching, etc.
- Set goals and expectations for the relationship using the Mentoring Agreement - be thoughtful in goal setting and reflect on what you truly desire out of your undergraduate experience and what you want professionally.
- Plan ahead for meetings with your mentor. Determine what questions you have your mentor so you maximally utilize their time and insights to grow and develop your career goals.
- It is your responsibility to drive this program forward!
Mentee application launching Fall 2022!
- Career Development Resources
- Preparing Your Curriculum Vitae - Association of American Medical Colleges
- Resume Writing - Rockport Institute
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - U.S. Department of Labor
- UND Career Services - Resume, Cover Letter, Interview, Networking, References, Job Search Resources
Job Search Sites
- Emory Public Health Job Database
- North Dakota Department of Health
- Public Health CareerMart
- Minneapolis-area Public Health Organizations (via Macalester College)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- EpiMonitor Job Bank
- Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
- American Public Health Association Job Seeker
- USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
- Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program
- Ramsey County, Minnesota Public Health Internships
- CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program
- California Epidemiologic Investigation Service Fellowship Program
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- Fellowships, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
- Internships & Fellowships, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Internships & Fellowships, American Public Health Association
- National Partnership for Women & Families Internships
- Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Kennedy Krieger Institute
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Internships and Fellowships
- North Carolina Public Health Association Internships
- Mayo Clinic Internships and Training Programs
Become certified in Public Health
Students and alumni of the UND M.P.H. Program are eligible to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) Exam. Read about why you should get certified, the exam, and how to study at nbphe.org.
Benefits of Being CPH
- Stay current on best practices and education through the user-friendly maintenance of certification program
- Assure the community which you serve/protect that you've met and maintain a national, professional standard
- Increase recognition of the public health professions
- Demonstrate commitment to public health beyond your academic training
- Show public health expertise by evidencing mastery of the core sciences of public health
- Protect the public by staying current in public health
- Distinguish yourself from others
- Advance cohesiveness and collaboration with your professional peers by starting from a common foundation
- Raise the visibility of public health