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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

Schoolwide Opportunities

Public health students can gain insight about how their courses in public health impact their careers outside academia. The Practice Office offers funded and non-paid opportunities to support training in practice settings.

Non-paid, for-credit Opportunities

PHASE Internship course - offers opportunities for public health graduate students to apply academic knowledge and theory in real-world professional practice settings. Placements are with local and state health departments in Maryland.

Eligibility: JHSPH masters and doctoral students.

Johns Hopkins Health Policy Institute (HPI) Internship Course - offers the opportunity to gain experience and insight into how public health policy knowledge can be applied in real-world public health policy settings. Placements are with local, state, and federal policymakers in the MD/DC/VA area. 

Eligibility: JHSPH masters and doctoral students.

Baltimore Community Practicum course – is a field experience that allows public health graduate students to apply public health skills "at the elbow" of experienced public health practitioners. Placements are with local public health agencies, community-based organizations, and health departments.

Eligibility: JHSPH masters and doctoral students.

MPH Practicum Courses - courses with real-world practice components, connecting students to outside organizations and agencies.

Eligibility: JHSPH masters and doctoral students.

Practice Certificate – provides formal education and training in public health principles, problem solving skills, quantitative methods, social and behavioral determinants of disease, organization and management of health programs, and preparation for new and emerging threats to the health of the public.

Eligibility: Open to anyone who is not matriculated in a JHSPH degree program.

Special Studies – to gain more experience in applying public health knowledge, students can seek their own internship opportunities as special studies/independent projects under the direction of a faculty advisor and earn academic credit.

Eligibility: JHSPH masters and doctoral students.

Awards

Schoolwide Practice Awards - recognizes masters and doctoral students for outstanding contributions in public health practice. Awards are given in three categories - excellence in Baltimore-based public health practice, excellence in U.S. public health practice (excluding Baltimore), and excellence in international public health practice.

Eligibility: JHSPH masters and doctoral students.