MPHTC Field Placements

The Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Field Placement Program


Annual Stipend:  $3,500 per individual 

Number of Stipends Awarded: At least 25 stipends across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska) will be awarded. A minimum of five stipends will be available for individuals in each state. 

Purpose:  This stipend will help support field placement projects of individuals in the following categories:  

  • Graduate and doctoral students pursuing a degree in a health profession (e.g., public health, psychology, sociology, and social work) 
  • Undergraduate juniors or seniors enrolled in a health profession degree program (e.g., public health, psychology, sociology, and social work)
  • Preventive Medicine Resident (PMR) placed at state or local health departments
  • Tribal College or University (TCU) students enrolled in a health profession degree program (e.g., allied health, community health worker)


  • Students must be currently enrolled in a health science academic program in HHS Region 7. 
  • Individuals must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. 
  • Preference will be given to students doing their field placement projects in rural and/or medically underserved communities. 

For additional information, including how to apply, contact your MPHTC State Advisor: 

Once selected: 

Complete a Field Placement Agreement Form (see the link below). 

 Note: Some opportunities may have additional application requirements. 

 Field Placement Program Documents: