Employers and Alumni


We invite employers and community partners to connect with our talented public health students and alumni. Utilize the Michigan Public Health Careers portal to find the best candidates for jobs, fellowships, and internships, and to help broaden and build talent pipelines.

School of Public Health Recruiting

The SPH Careers Gateway enables employers to reach students and alumni with job, fellowship and internship opportunities and maximize recruitment efforts through employer engagement events and communication. There is no charge to access the gateway and post opportunities.

Use the gateway to connect with students, alumni, and SPH community members:

  • post job, fellowship, and internship opportunities
  • request employer engagement events and recruitment visits
  • communicate with prospective candidates
  • request and review resumes from candidates

Share a career opportunity with the School of Public Health Community

Thank you for your interest in sharing your career opportunities with the University of Michigan School of Public Health student and alumni community. We encourage all employers and community partners to access the SPH Careers Gateway to post and manage opportunities, share contact information with students, and request employer engagement events.

For more details about how to access your account, post jobs, and use employer features, review this 12twenty Employer Guide.

If you have any questions about navigating the Careers Gateway, please reach out to our team at sph.jobs@umich.edu

Posting Disclaimer

Please note, as always, that posting positions does not imply Careers Office endorsement of the position, opportunity, or employer described. Postings are shared because they may be of interest to the SPH community and should not be taken as indicating an expectation that students pursue internship experiences at any time during the COVID-19 pandemic if doing so would be detrimental to student health or safety. Again as always, it is up to the individual to determine whether completing or hosting an experience is right for them, including – given the COVID-19 pandemic – any applicable travel and safety guidelines, the availability and viability of remote vs. in-person opportunities, and any other risks of participating in a given opportunity at this time.

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

The University of Michigan School of Public Health is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status (as defined under the Immigration Reform and Control Act), disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. The School is also committed to provide all of its programs and activities to its students and alumni on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Equal employment opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship including hiring, recruiting, interviewing, selection, transfer, promotion, training, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

The University of Michigan School of Public Health expects that any employer or third-party organization representing an employer that uses its facilities, including but not limited to the career services office, for the purpose of recruiting full-time, part-time, and temporary employees or interns and cooperative education students, complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws in its recruiting and hiring. The School also expects that employers, third-party organizations, and their representatives strive to eliminate all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment in their recruiting, hiring, and selection process.


Give back to U-M SPH and share your talents.

Our alumni are valued resources for students entering the public health profession. Many alums generously give us their time, expertise, and insight into their career fields. We are always looking for alumni to connect with us to give back in different capacities such as:

  • Share your experience with students and fellow alums on Michigan Public Health Connect
  • Provide advice on panels and in small group settings,
  • Speak on public health career topics,
  • Share internship and job opportunities with us from your current organization,
  • Volunteer to do mock interviews,
  • Participate in career outcome data collections
  • And more!

If you are interested in giving back to the school, contact us at sph.jobs@umich.edu or call 734-763-3918 to discuss ways we can collaborate.

Alumni Services

Your continued career success is important to us. Below you will find resources to help you maximize your career potential.

School of Public Health alumni have access to career resources and employment opportunities via the SPH Careers Gateway, which is the primary job posting site for the School of Public Health, for one year after graduation. If you are more than 1 year out from graduation and would like to schedule an appointment with a career coach, please request an appointment via this Google Form or email us at sph.jobs@umich.edu for availability.

Michigan Public Health Connect is a new mentoring & networking platform that supports connections across the Michigan Public Health community. This platform has been created exclusively for alumni, students, faculty, and staff from the School of Public Health. Michigan Public Health Connect provides a meeting place for members of our community to have conversations, ask questions and seek guidance, coach and inspire, and explore paths to professional aspirations. Join today and start connecting with your network to learn about different career paths, industries, focus areas, locations of interest and more.

The University Career Center invites new graduates and alumni to use its many resources for career assistance. The Career Center offers assistance for career changers as well as to those pursuing advanced appointments within their chosen fields. In addition to online resources, the Career Center may accommodate requests for appointments for career counseling and assessment services from alumni, faculty, post docs, and community members for a fee. Appointments are only offered in off-peak seasons. Please call 734-764-7460 for rates and availability. Recent graduates can access appointments for 2 years after their graduation date. Alumni have access to career fairs

The University of Michigan Alumni Association offers a variety of both free and for-a-fee services to its alumni. To learn more about membership and available benefits, please visit alumni.umich.edu/membership.

The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women is dedicated to encouraging and enhancing the education and careers of adult women and men through programs and services, advocacy and research. This includes a comprehensive counseling program that supports the career interests of men and women as they balance professional and personal responsibilities. Please call 734-764-6005 or email contactcew@umich.edu for more information. Typical appointments can work with you on:

  • Goals clarification
  • Feedback on resumes, cover letters, and application materials
  • How to start a job search
  • Educational goals
  • How to return to college or graduate school
  • Work/life/family balance issues

On demand career development resources to support your professional journey.UM SPH