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Public Health Intern (Fall 2022)

MDH Public Health Workforce Development Internship Program

Recruitment #22-008998-0061


The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is excited to announce our inaugural MDH Public Health Workforce Development Internship Program that is expected to begin fall 2022. The purpose of the program is to form partnerships with academic institutions by creating student internship opportunities, and building a graduation-to-workforce pipeline that will bolster the public health workforce.

The fall session will be 13 weeks and run from September 6, 2022 to December 6, 2022. This program is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program that are in good academic standing who have a special interest in public health. We are offering remote, hybrid, and in-person opportunities. Students can work a minimum of 120 hours and a maximum of 260 hours during the 13-week period, which will average to approximately 15 hours/week. Program areas include: Health Policy, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Biostatistics, Health Informatics, Preparedness, Public Health Accreditation, Community Health, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, Healthcare Administrations, Health Education, Public Health Communications, Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and Other.   

Students are welcome to apply for more than one opening. If a student is considered, they will only be selected for one position. Students must submit a copy of their unofficial transcripts with their application. All student applications must be submitted by August 19, 2022, at 11:59:00 PM. Students will be interviewed in the subsequent weeks and student selections will be made by August 26, 2022.




Prince George's County Health Department, Largo, MD

This is a hybrid opportunity.

Main Purpose of Job

The Public Health internship is perfect for a recent Public Health Program college graduate or current Public Health rising student junior/senior or graduate student looking to gain direct public health experience working within a local health department’s maternal and child health (MCH) program. You will gain valuable resume experience by building upon your public health foundational knowledge related to experience in public health communications, public health policy, program development/evaluation, epidemiological data collection/ analysis, disease surveillance/control and focus group/ survey design and management.  

Our Public Health intern will be part of our Family Health Services Division and will be responsible for helping to create and evaluate current and future MCH programs such as Childhood Immunizations, Maternal Health (morbidity and mortality outcomes), School Based Health, Childhood Asthma and Home Visiting. The intern will also assist with creating policy drafts, reports, whitepapers, data charts/diagrams, project summaries and grant proposals.  Ultimately, the Public Health Intern will help the Prince Georges County Health Department continue accomplish its mission to: 

  • Protect the public’s health 
  • Assure availability and access to quality health care services 
  • Promote individual and community responsibility for the prevention of disease, injury, and disability  
Public Health Intern Duties and Responsibilities may include all or some of the following:  

  • Assist with data collection and analysis 
  • Conduct community outreach as an ambassador for the local health department 
  • Assist with conducting focus groups  
  • Assist with providing health education 
  • Shadowing local MCH staff and leaders 
  • Link residents to care and services  
  • Assist with clinical operations (front desk and back office) to understand the impact of these services 
  • Build relationship with community and faith-based organizations  
  • Design effective written materials 
  • Suggest program improvements


Candidates must possess at least 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university with current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program.  Applications are also open to recent graduates from an accredited college or university.

Public Health Intern Requirements

  • Interest in Public Health Maternal and Child Health 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Recent public health program college graduate, enrolled junior/senior or graduate school student
  • Compliance with Health Department vaccination requirements
  • Willing to work onsite or within the community as assigned (office, outdoors, public locations, medical facilities and private domiciles or shelters) 
  • Cooperates with wearing PPE as directed
  • Willing to participate in public health emergency operations as assigned. 
  • Interest in working with the LGBTQ community 


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be included in further evaluation. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 
Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added.  Applications must be accompanied by a CV or a resume.  Upon selection, intern will be required to sign an agreement and provide proof of intern credit (if applicable).


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.


In one document, please upload a cover letter discussing your qualifications, background, and interest in the position, your resume, and transcripts from your most recent academic program. This document may be uploaded in the space designated for Transcripts under Attachments.

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