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Public Health Administration Intern (Fall 2022)

MDH Public Health Workforce Development Internship Program

Recruitment #22-008998-0079


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 before September 6, 2022.




Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, MD

This is a remote opportunity.

Main Purpose of Job

The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) is seeking an intern to work on various projects within the Division of Administration. Specific duties may vary from day-to-day but in general this position may be assisting with projects in areas including: legislative affairs, accreditation, quality improvement, strategic planning, grant writing, community engagement, health equity, policy research, and more. This is a great experience for a student or recent graduate who has an interest in public health administration and wants to learn about the variety of disciplines encompassed within the field.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with the Deputy Chief of Staff and other staff in the Division of Administration to advance the strategic goals of the department 
  • Track bills that are introduced in the City Council and assist with development of reports and testimony for hearings 
  • Assist in the development of a policy agenda 
  • Provide support on an initiative to improve disparities through public policy 
  • Process health fair requests from local organizations 
  • Other duties as assigned


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 Administration Intern Requirements:

  • Highly adaptable self-starter
  • Willingness to learn new and varied fields
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and perform under tight deadlines
  • Interest in public health administration
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word


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).


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 an email, please attach a cover letter discussing your qualifications, background, and interest in the position, your resume, and transcripts from your most recent academic program.  Please use the subject heading:  "MDH Public Health Workforce Development Internship Program Application".  You must also complete the supplemental questionnaire.  Please see the link for the supplemental questionnaire below.  

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