Career Services

The Career Services office provides a full range of resources designed to support students and alumni at all points along the employment path, from their first days at Berkeley Public Health and throughout their careers. We are dedicated to bringing together employers, students and alumni in order to create a diverse public health workforce equipped to help solve the health challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

Services for Students

Career Counseling

Schedule a career counseling appointment to gain in-depth and personalized advice on your career development. You can discuss career decision-making and job search strategies, have your resume and cover letter critiqued, explore LinkedIn and the role of networking, conduct a mock interview, evaluate a job offer or navigate other questions. Career counseling appointments are available Monday-Friday, year-round. To make an appointment, please visit our online scheduling tool.

Jobs and Internships

Search for full-time or part-time jobs, fellowships, internships, GSI/GSR and volunteer opportunities using the School of Public Health Jobsite. In addition to searching employment listings, you can:

  • Browse employer profiles and find out which employers are actively recruiting School of Public Health students and alumni.
  • Create custom searches, review your application history and store your resume, cover letter and other documents.
  • View the calendar to find and sign up for workshops, employer information sessions and special events.

The Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership also coordinates a comprehensive summer internship process for all two- and three-year MPH students. Learn more about the MPH summer internship process.

Workshops, Programs and Special Events

The Career Services office offers workshops on career planning, interviewing, resume writing and negotiating, among other topics. Special events offer students an opportunity to interact with employers and public health professionals. They include the Master’s and PhD Career Fair, Career Café, employer information sessions, guest lectures and conferences. Workshops, programs and special events are listed on a calendar on the School of Public Health Jobsite and in email announcements to students.

Services for Alumni

Alumni may access job postings using the School of Public Health Jobsite and attend career programs. The Public Health Alumni Association also offers alumni events for networking and professional development. Alumni may also schedule appointments to meet with Career Services during the “off-season” (later in the semester and throughout the summer), schedule permitting.

Services For Employers

The Career Services office is dedicated to assisting employers to meet their workforce needs through numerous opportunities to connect with bright, talented and compassionate Berkeley Public Health students and alumni. Most services are provided free of charge in that effort.

Jobs and Internships

Recruit current students and alumni for bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level public health-related positions. Post full-time or part-time jobs, internships, fellowships and volunteer opportunities utilizing the School of Public Health Jobsite.

Information Sessions

Host an information session to promote your organization and meet prospective candidates.

Career Fair

Participate in the annual Masters & PhD Career Fair, hosted by the UC Berkeley Career Center each October.

Career Panels and Special Events

Network with students and other public health professionals at a variety of special events hosted by the Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership, including the Career Café, PH 291 Professional Development series, guest lectures and conferences.

For more information, please contact Caitlin Green, Director of Career Services, by email or by phone at (510) 642-0431.

Employment Data

Berkeley Public Health master’s and doctoral graduates are employed in diverse settings, including across the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Among other outcomes, our alumni successfully enter post-graduate fellowships, medical schools and additional advanced degree programs.

Graduate Outcomes:*

  • 18% Healthcare Systems (Hospitals/HMOs)
  • 11% Academia (University Research/Teaching)
  • 10% Government Health Agencies (Local/State/Federal)
  • 5% Government (Local/Federal/International)
  • 9% Biotech/Corporations
  • 8% Nonprofits (Domestic/International/NGOs)
  • 5% Consulting Firms
  • 9% Fellowships (Research/Government/Healthcare Systems)
  • 25% Continuing Education (Med School/Public Health/Other)

*Among the graduating class in Academic Year 2017