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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

 Public Health Applications for Student Experience (PHASE)


PHASE is a non-paid, for-credit internship program.

PHASE is sponsored in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH), the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC).

PHASE offers opportunities for Bloomberg School public health graduate students to apply academic knowledge and theory in real-world professional practice settings. The primary goal of PHASE is to enrich Bloomberg School academic degree programs with hands-on public health practice experience.

Key Components of the PHASE Internship

Important Assignments and Deadlines for 2014-2015

Assignment% of GradeDeadlines
Round 1Round 2
Internship Agreement Form5%November 7, 2014January 30, 2015
Concept Paper15%November 24, 2014February 16, 2015
Monthly Update Report5%15th of every month15th of every month
PHASE Check-in Meetings5%Varies - see next tableVaries - see next table
Final Paper 25%March 13, 2015 (ending 3rd term), May 4, 2015 (ending 4th term)May 4, 2015
Oral Presentation at PHASE Symposium20%May 8, 2014May 8, 2015
Student Evaluation of Program5%May 11, 2015May 11, 2015
Student Performance Evaluation (completed by preceptor/Course Faculty)20%March 30, 2015 (ending 3rd term), May 11, 2015 (ending 4th term)May 11, 2015

Important Meetings

Meetings*Round 1Round 2
Orientation LunchOctober 29, 2014January 21, 2015
Check-in Term 2December 3, 2014--
Check-in Term 3February 25, 2015February 25, 2015
Check-in Term 4April 15, 2015April 15, 2015

*Required to attend meetings for the terms enrolled in PHASE. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Review the Course Syllabus (2014-2015):

Review Frequently Asked Questions

Review Past PHASE Projects

12th Annual DHMH PHASE Symposium: From Theory to Practice

Date: Friday May 8, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. registration, 8:45 a.m. welcome remarks from Dr. Laura Herrera Scott and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein)
Location: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 W. Preston Street (State Street Metro Stop), Conference Room L-3, Baltimore MD 21201

Open to the public!

Questions? Contact

The next round of PHASE Internship applications will be open around September 2015.

For more information, please contact Paulani Mui at