Rollins Earn and Learn (REAL) is a signature program funded by Rollins that offers full-time MPH/MSPH students valuable opportunities to earn while they learn through applied public health experiences in real-world settings. Beyond the direct work experience, it is an opportunity for students to be mentored by public health professionals.

Students have the opportunity to earn up to $6,000 per academic year at federal, state, and other government agencies, as well as Emory-affiliated programs, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations throughout Atlanta.

More than 50% of Rollins’ full-time MSPH/MPH students receive the award for the academic year. The experiences provided through REAL often fulfill Applied Practice Experience (APE) requirements, lead to thesis opportunities, and provide an enriching experience for both employers and students.


Visit the REAL anniversary website to learn about the programs impact over the past 10 years.


REAL Contact Information

Program Logistics, General assistance, Hire Process, Invoicing REAL Program
RSPH Career Connections (12Twenty) Office of Career Development 404-727-9957
Log in here
Kronos Timekeeping System RSPH Human Resources
HR Website
Emory Finance     Website
Taxes, W-2, Direct Deposit Emory Payroll 404-727-6100