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Public Health Workforce Development Internship Program - SPR '23

Public Health Intern

Recruitment #23-008998-0001


The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is starting its second term (Spring 2023) for the newly implemented MDH Public Health Workforce Development Internship Program.  This term will begin on February 15, 2023.   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 spring session will be 12 weeks and run from February 15, 2023  to May 9, 2023. A second term may be available from March 1, 2023 to May 23, 2023. 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 240 hours during the 12-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. 

On the supplemental questionnaire, please select the subject areas that you are interested in; whether you are interested in in-person, remote, or hybrid opportunities; and select the county or counties in which you are interested in.  Your application will be reviewed by managers of programs that fall into these criteria. 

Students may be considered for more than one opening but they will only be selected for one position. Also, students may only accept one opening. Students must submit a copy of their unofficial transcripts with their application. All student applications must be submitted by February 3, 2023, at 11:59:00 PM. Students will be interviewed in the subsequent weeks and student selections will be made shortly after




Statewide (Multiple Counties throughout Maryland) - Please indicate your counties of interest on your application.

Hybrid, in-person, and remote opportunities will be available.

Main Purpose of Job

Interns will be employed in various roles supporting different departments throughout Maryland Department of Health.  Interns will be engaged in various projects that uphold MDH's mission to promote and improve the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease prevention, access to care, quality management, and community engagement.  Maryland Department of Health is comprised of 4 administrations: Maryland Medicaid Administration (MMA), Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), and the Public Health Administration (PHA).  These administrations oversee numerous programs, the local health departments, and State-run facilities.  All projects within the MDH Public Health Workforce Development Internship Program play an role in Maryland's public health system.


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.


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.

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