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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

         Johns Hopkins Health Policy Institute (HPI)

The Johns Hopkins HPI is a non-paid, for-credit graduate internship program.

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The Johns Hopkins HPI is a partnership with local, state, and federal policymakers in the MD/DC/VA area and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH).

The 2020-2021 program will be offered in partnership with legislators in the Maryland General Assembly, and will provide JHSPH graduate students with experience and insight in the application of public health policy theory and knowledge to Maryland state public health policy.

Internships are with policymakers/legislators and their staff and follow one of the following formats:

Health Policy Generalist InternHealth Policy Specialist Intern
Provide general legislative assistance to the legislator in topic areas as needed through the legislative session.                  Provide assistance in a specific legislative topic area of interest to the legislator (e.g. pharmaceutical pricing, access to mental health services, etc.)

Both generalist or specialist internships will offer students opportunities to participate in the legislative process through a range of activities, such as:​

**Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic the structure of the HPI has been reformatted for academic year 2020-2021**

Key Requirements of the Johns Hopkins HPI Internship

*Required to attend all meetings. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

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Application instructions for the 2020-2021 Health Policy Institute will be shared in mid-late October 2020. Internship descriptions will be posted through the myJHSPH portal. Applications will be due by early November. 


If you are interested in participating in the Johns Hopkins HPI, please contact Paulani Mui ( or Beth Resnick (