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Office of Public Health Practice and Training

Information for Preceptors

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to join our network of practice partners and agencies and consider hosting a student for an internship or MPH practicum placement. This is a great opportunity to recruit graduate student assistance on public health projects and initiatives.

  • Local and state health departments and agencies can recruit interns through PHASE, a non-paid, for-credit internship program sponsored in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health. Learn more here.
  • Local, state and federal policymakers in the MD/DC/VA area are invited to serve as preceptors for the Johns Hopkins Health Policy Institute (HPI) Internship Course. Learn more here.
  • Host a practicum intern at your organization (onsite or remote).

Getting started

Post an opportunity

The Practicum Opportunity Site is an online system for preceptors to submit a practicum opportunity description to recruit a student. After submission, the opportunity is reviewed by the Practicum Team. Once approved, the opportunity is posted on the Practicum Opportunity Site Listings for students to review.

Acknowledge students' work

The Bloomberg School offers annual student practice awards to highlight outstanding public health practice contributions in Baltimore, the U.S. and globally. Nominations are accepted each spring for ongoing work or projects completed in the past year. Preceptors who feel their student has made significant and impactful contributions to the organization are encouraged to nominate the student for an award.