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Public Health Applications for Student Experience (PHASE)

PHASE is an internship program that enables students to gain insight into how a degree in public health can be applied to careers and experiences in the real world. Too often, students receive little exposure to careers and opportunities available in public health outside of academia. The primary goal of PHASE is to provide students with this important exposure and opportunities for hands-on experiences that are otherwise missing from the academic curriculum. 

PHASE meets this goal through a partnership with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC) to create internship opportunities for interested students.

The internship is appropriate for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health masters candidates (MPH, MHS, MSPH and ScM), but will also be made available to first-year doctoral students. It requires a student to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in course work and other learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice. It may be used as a means by which faculty judge whether the student has mastered the body of knowledge and can demonstrate proficiency in the required skills.

At the end of the academic school year (usually in May) there is a PHASE Symposium, at which students present on their internship project, including the public health significance and lessons learned from working with the assigned agency. PHASE preceptors, Hopkins faculty members, interested students, and public health practitioners are invited to attend the symposium. 

For additional information on the PHASE Internship Program and to obtain application information visit the PHASE Website.



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