Student Practicums and Internships

CFI regularly engages undergraduate and graduate students in its work, both through funded and unfunded opportunities.

When available, funded opportunities will be posted here. Students can also contact us directly to inquire about unfunded opportunities to work with us.

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For current postings, refer to The Ohio State University's College of Public Health MPH Applied Practice Experience Opportunities, and Undergraduate Internship, Research, and Practicum Opportunities.

Examples of current and past student involvement activities include:

  • Conducting literature reviews on the long-term health outcomes associated with foodborne illness
  • Writing a white paper and manuscripts reflecting discussions at an invitation-only meeting hosted in Washington, DC, to facilitate conversations among food safety experts on the impact of culture-independent diagnostic tests on foodborne disease surveillance
  • Participating in Research projects abroad, including TARTARE in Ethiopia and PESAR in Guatemala
  • FoodS.U.R.E Program for undergraduate students in FST

As part of select positions/internships, CFI has supported student travel to:

Visit our Alumni page and see what projects our past CFI researchers have been involved in and where they are now!

If you are interested in learning more about Practicum and Internship opportunities available with CFI, please email