Public Health Practice and Training
We advance the skills of public health professionals through practice-based courses, training, internships, collaborations, and other programs.
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
SOURCE (community engagement and service-learning center for the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine)
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.
- Develop new skills from over 50 free online courses offered on Coursera
- Check out our institute programs for professionals
- Access training and resources from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center
- Learn more about the Bloomberg School's Certificate in Public Health Practice
- Learn more about our many online learning opportunities
- Explore our affiliated centers and institutes
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.