Frequently Asked Questions for PHASE Interns
What is PHASE?
PHASE is a non-paid, for-credit placement program sponsored in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Bloomberg School. 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. Additionally, by working directly with public health agencies, students develop a better appreciation of how the organization functions on a daily basis and gain insight into the public health decision-making process.
NOTE: All projects for academic year 2020-2021 will be fully virtual/remote in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Who is PHASE Appropriate For?
PHASE is open to all students enrolled in graduate degree programs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). Students must be currently enrolled in JHSPH as a graduate student in order to be eligible for PHASE.
What are Prerequisites/Registration Requirements of PHASE?
All PHASE students are required to register for PHASE Internship Course class 308.851.01 for three consecutive terms for at least one credit per term (P/F) for all terms covered by the project timeline (will vary depending on the project you apply for).
All PHASE students are expected to abide by the Bloomberg School Academic Ethics Code. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Academic Ethics Module and review these guidelines, particularly the definitions of academic dishonesty, and to be sure they understand the actions and potential consequences when in violation of the code. Additionally, students are expected to abide by MDH policies. The Preceptor will review these policies with the student.
What are the Program Requirements for PHASE?
PHASE requires the completion of the following:
- A public health practice experience involving an average of 6-10 hours/week spent working virtually with the hosting agency
- Attendance at the virtual PHASE orientation
- Attendance at virtual check-in meetings once a term with PHASE course faculty and other PHASE students (additional meetings as needed)
- Submission of PHASE Student Monthly Update Reports on the 15th of each month during the internship
- An internship agreement form to be completed with the preceptor
- A final presentation of the student’s experiences and lessons learned
What is the Selection Process for PHASE Interns?
Student applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted from late September through early October 2020. Students may apply for up to 3 PHASE projects.
The PHASE Admission Committee will review the applications and select up to 3 organizations for each student to interview with. Students must be available for interviews between Oct 9 – Oct 21. Note that interviewing does not guarantee placement. After interviewing, the student will inform the PHASE Program Administrator of the organization(s) that they would accept as an internship site. Placements will be determined via a match process, and will be announced on Oct 23. Internships will begin at the start of 2nd term.
How Do I Find More Details Before Applying?
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How Do I Apply for a PHASE Internship?
The application period for the 2020-2021 PHASE program will open at the end of September and close early October. Information on how to apply will be sent out via email.