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Office of

Public Health Practice and Training

We advance the skills of public health professionals through practice-based courses, training, internships, collaborations, and other programs.

Services Overview

Hands-on public health training and real-world practice are essential parts of the educational experience at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Office of Public Health Practice and Training facilitates practicums and other practice-based opportunities for students, builds partnerships with preceptors, and promotes interaction and collaboration between practice partners and the School. 


The MPH Practicum

The MPH practicum requirement provides each student the opportunity to engage in applied practice activities aligned with their career goals and interest areas. All public health professional degree students (MPH, MSPH, DrPH) are required to complete a practicum experience.* MPH students may meet this requirement either through courses with a practicum component or through a self-designed practicum.

*For non-MPH professional degrees, see program-specific practicum requirements. 

Become a Preceptor

The Bloomberg School facilitates practicum placements and internships at organizations ranging from local public health agencies to international NGOs. Discover opportunities for working with Bloomberg School students to advance your organization's work and impact.

Meet a Few of Our Practice Partners

Maryland Department of Health (MDH)

Maryland Association of County Health Officers (MACHO)

Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness

SOURCE (community engagement and service-learning center for the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine)

Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC)

Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice (ABS)

Opportunities for Public Health Professionals

The Bloomberg School is a hub for professional development and academic training programs, offering public health practitioners research and information they can apply to their careers.

Award Winners in Public Health Practice

The Office of Public Health Practice and Training recognizes faculty, staff, and students each year for outstanding public health practice contributions. Learn about a few of our award-winning practice projects here.


Contact Us

Office of Public Health Practice and Training
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street, W1600
Baltimore, MD 21205