Career Services

Careers in public health have endless possibilities as research, education, health promotion, healthcare management, policy development, occupational health, environmental assessment and service programming are just few of the representative areas. Public Health professionals are key anywhere health is impacted, having expertise that is sought after in both the public and private sectors, greatly expanding career opportunities.

Over the past 5 years, over 90% of our graduates were either employed or pursuing continuing education within one year of graduation.  The resources provided by the School are outlined below with links to specific content and tools.

Career Services Contacts:

Martha Cuccia, MPH, MCHES, Academic/Student Affairs Coordinator and Instructor
Phone: 504.568.5789/Email:

Yvette Mettitt, MPH, Coordinator of Public Health Practice & Community Engagement and Instructor
Phone: 504.568.5874/Email:

What is available through each discipline?

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Environmental Health Sciences
Health Policy and Systems Management

Internships & Fellowships


The LSUHSC School of Public Health supports internships that are set up directly with School programs, individual School faculty members and/or with established internship programs administered through the LSU Health Sciences Center.

Additional internships resources can be found here.

Academic & Student Affairs Contact: Martha Cuccia, Email:


The LSUHSC School of Public Health offers the following Fellowships through application. Please contact the individual fellowship grantor for more details and information.

Additional fellowships resources can be found here.

Note: Financial assistance related to any internship or fellowship is dependent on availability and the stipulations governed by the internship or fellowship program. They are not required or guaranteed when entering into an internship or fellowship. Participating in any internship or fellowship does not guarantee admission into the School of Public Health or future employment. Both admissions and employment are administered independently of these agreements.

External Resources

Resume and CV
PH SPOT Public Health Resumes and CVs
Public Health Resume and CV Guide (Harvard SPH)
Resume Checklist (Harvard)

Cover Letter
Writing a Successful Cover Letter (APHA)

Networking for Job Search and Success (APHA)
Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn for Career Success (PH SPOT)

Salary Negotiation
Salary Negotiation Tips (APHA)

The Crown Act
In Louisiana, It’s the Law

Working Remotely
Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

Navigating a Career in Higher Ed
A Career Guide for Trans and Nonbinary Students
American Public Health Association – Career Learning Center
NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education – Overall Career Services
NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education – Graduate Student Career Services
Career Services for Graduate Students (NIH)
NPHW Getting Hired After Graduating (APHA)

Internships & Fellowships