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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 (MDH) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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 2018-2019

Assignment% of Grade 
Internship Agreement Form5%November 12, 2018
Concept Paper15%November 28, 2018
Monthly Update Report5%15th of every month
PHASE Check-in Meetings5%Varies - see next table
Final Paper 25%May 6, 2019
Oral Presentation at PHASE Symposium15%May 10, 2019
Student Evaluation of Program5%May 10, 2019
Student Performance Evaluation (completed by preceptor/Course Faculty)25%May 13, 2019

Important Meetings

Orientation LunchOctober 30, 2018
Check-in Term 2December 5, 2018
Check-in Term 3February 20, 2019
Check-in Term 4April 10, 2019

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

Review the Course Syllabus:

Review Frequently Asked Questions

Review Past PHASE Projects

16th Annual MDH PHASE Symposium: From Theory to Practice

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (9 a.m. registration, 9:15 a.m. welcome remarks from Erin Penniston, MDH and Dr. Beth Resnick, JHSPH)
Location: Maryland Department of Health, 201 W. Preston Street (State Street Metro Stop), Conference Room L-1, Baltimore MD 21201

Open to the public! View the agenda here.

The next round of PHASE Internship applications will be open in September 2019.

For more information, please contact Paulani Mui at