Masters of Public Health Students

Masters of Public Health placements are available to students who have a required placement through enrolment in the Master of Public Health program. At this time, we do not provide paid practicums for MPH students.

A current affiliation agreement with your school must be in place before we consider a placement at Public Health Services.

How to apply for a placement

Read how to apply for a placement and find out what the placement process is.  You must complete the MPH Student Application Form to be considered for a placement with Hamilton Public Health Services

Before you begin a placement with Public Health Services, you must:

  • You may be required to participate in an interview.
  • You are required to have access to a vehicle. Travel across the city of Hamilton may be required. Mileage will not be reimbursed.
  • You must pay for your own parking.
  • Work hours are Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Some weekend and evening hours may be required depending on program needs
  • Depending on the MPH project assignment, some learning opportunities with Hamilton PHS may consist of spending most of your time in the community while others will require strictly working in an office environment. Students must have a vehicle and a valid drivers’ licence to conduct PHS program delivery.

Learning opportunities

Learning opportunities depend on:

  • your interests
  • program projects available
  • program capacity to accommodate the request