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The University of Iowa provides students with an impressive job search platform with Handshake. Students can log in with their HawkID and password to view public health-specific jobs, internships, fellowships, and on-campus experiences from over 500,000 employers.

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Suggested Search Terms for Public Health Jobs and Internships

These search terms are an example of words and phrases commonly used to denote public health positions on job posting sites such as Handshake. The following lists are not intended to be exclusive and students are encouraged to look for additional terms that describe their specific career interests.

Community and Population Health Positions

  • Behavioral Science
  • Child Wellness
  • Community Outreach
  • Community Relations
  • Community/Public Services
  • Counseling
  • Cultural Liaison
  • Cultural Competency
  • Food Security/Justice
  • Health Advocate
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education/Teaching
  • Health Equity
  • Housing/Homeless Services
  • Maternal Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Racial/Gender Equity
  • Social Services
  • Social Work
  • Youth Health

Data Science Positions

  • Actuary/Actuarial
  • Big Data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Data Analyst/Analysis
  • Data Operations
  • Data Science
  • Data Strategy
  • Data Systems
  • Health Evaluation
  • Health Statistics/Data
  • Information Science
  • Informatics

Disease Positions

  • Addiction
  • Cancer
  • CDC
  • Chronic/Non-communicable Illness
  • Disease/Health Surveillance
  • Epidemiology
  • Immunization
  • Infectious Disease
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Vaccine Outreach

Environmental Health Positions

  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Science
  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Land Steward
  • Natural Resources
  • Naturalist
  • Outdoor
  • Pollution
  • Sustainability
  • Water Sanitation (WASH)
  • Wastewater Treatment

Healthcare Administration Positions

  • Case Management
  • Clinic Management
  • Healthcare Growth
  • Healthcare Management
  • Health Outcomes
  • Hospital Finance
  • Hospital Operations
  • Long-term Care Administration

Injury and Occupational Health Positions

  • Community Resilience
  • Death Reporting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emergency Management
  • Gender Violence
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Occupational Health
  • OSHA
  • Safety
  • School Preparedness
  • Surveillance
  • Trauma Prevention
  • Toxicology
  • Worker Rights

Policy and Law Positions

  • Case Management
  • General Counsel
  • Government Health
  • Health Advocacy
  • Health Economics
  • Health Legislation
  • Health Policy
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Advocate
  • Legal Services
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Interest Law

Job Search Checklist

Wondering where to start on your job search? Public health has created a suggested checklist for how to successfully prepare for a job search during school or after graduation.

Download Job Search Checklist (PDF) Download Public Health Search Terms (PDF)

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This bulletin will be sent regularly from the College of Public Health’s Career Services Office and aims to highlight a selection of current job openings in a variety of public health sectors. These emails will feature jobs for current students, post-docs, recent grads, and established career professionals. It is intended to highlight a select few jobs and is not a comprehensive listing of available public health positions.

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