Career Services 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
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 platform, PHLEX.
Jobs and Internships
Search for full-time or part-time jobs, fellowships, internships, GSI/GSR, and volunteer opportunities using PHLEX. 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 saved 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 PHLEX and in email announcements to students.
Services for Alumni
Alumni may access job postings using PHLEX 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
Career Services 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 our online platform, PHLEX: Public Health Leadership and Experience Exchange (‘flex’).
Host an information session to promote your organization and meet prospective candidates.
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 annual Career Café (February), guest lectures, and conferences.
For more information, please contact Caitlin Green, Director of Career Services, by email or by phone at (510) 642-0431.
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.
- 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