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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 2017-2018

Assignment% of Grade 
Internship Agreement Form5%November 13, 2017
Concept Paper15%November 29, 2017
Monthly Update Report5%15th of every month
PHASE Check-in Meetings5%Varies - see next table
Final Paper 25%May 7, 2018
Oral Presentation at PHASE Symposium15%May 11, 2018
Student Evaluation of Program5%May 11, 2018
Student Performance Evaluation (completed by preceptor/Course Faculty)25%May 14, 2018

Important Meetings

Orientation LunchOctober 25, 2017
Check-in Term 2December 6, 2017
Check-in Term 3February 21, 2018
Check-in Term 4April 11, 2018

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

Review the Course Syllabus:

Review Frequently Asked Questions

Review Past PHASE Projects

Join Us: 15th Annual MDH PHASE Symposium: From Theory to Practice

Date: Friday, May 11th, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. (9:00 a.m. registration, 9:15 a.m. welcome remarks from Dr. Howard Haft, MDH, and Michelle Spencer, JHSPH)
Location: Maryland Department of Health, 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 in September 2018.

For more information, please contact Paulani Mui at