The electronic poster should be formatted using the PowerPoint Template provided below. Save your poster as “Your Name MPH Internship Poster” and upload to APEx upon completion.


Download the template above and follow the instructions included in the notes section. 

a. Left-hand side of the poster:

  • The name of your internship
  • Your name, department, internship semester and year
  • The name of the organization at which you did your Practice Experience and information about the organization (bullet points)
  • Background or rationale behind your internship project (bullet points)
  • Community partner involvement (if your internship involves multiple community partners)
  • Lessons Learned: provide at least two examples of challenges that occurred during your internship and how you overcame those challenges.

b. Middle section of the poster:

  • 1-2 sentences summarizing what you did for your internship. Think critically and be thoughtful in the words you choose to highlight. 
  • Pictures/visuals of your final products
  • A QR code linked to your final products if applicable (i.e., a QR code is not required)

c. Right-hand side of the poster:

  • Describe the community impact of your internships including real or potential impacts of the work you accomplished on the public’s health using the core functions (assessment, policy development and assurance) and 10 essential public health services as a guide.
  • Any additional supporting documents/graphs/pictures you think you might need to reference during the poster presentation.

Read the NPR article about the initiative to redesign science posters. 


All students are responsible for recording a video of their MPH Internship Poster Presentation. The goal of the Poster Presentation is to allow students to share more about their internship experience. Students should still complete the electronic poster using the MPH Internship Poster Template, but they do not have to professionally print their poster. Students can record their poster presentation using their phone, computer, or through Zoom. See the below guidelines for the poster presentation.

  • The video should be at least 3-5 minutes in length, and should not be a voiceover. Students do not have to include their poster in the background, but they should reference sections of their poster in the video. To see ideas on how to present the material, watch some of the past MPH Student Poster Presentations.
  • In the video, students should provide an overview of their host organization, the background of the project the student worked on, relevance to public health, the products they developed, the impact of the work they completed, lessons learned, and how the internship relates to the course material learned during the MPH program including the MPH foundational and, if applicable, the departmental competencies selected.
  • Use the information on your poster as a guide for your video, but do not read directly from your poster.
  • Your face must be present in your presentation, whether it takes up the whole screen or you set your poster as your background and your face is in the corner. Be sure to dress professionally when presenting your poster.
  • The video should be uploaded as an unlisted video onto YouTube (instructions on how to create an unlisted YouTube video).
  • Students should include the link to their poster video when submitting their poster in the APEx portal.
Professionalism in creating your Internship Poster Presentation Video

The video should be created in a professional manner:

  • Ensure your workspace is quiet, clean, and has an appropriate background. You can use your poster as your background or use an appropriate virtual background.
  • Test your video and audio before recording your view (and remember to review your video before submitting).
  • Dress appropriately, sit tall and look directly into the camera, your presentation should not be a voiceover.

If you need further guidance on completing your poster, please speak with the Internship Coordinators or your Internship Advisor.