.Students Admitted Fall 2018 and later:

Students who matriculate to the university during and after Fall 2018 will be required to complete a 4-credit internship. The Public Health Internship (HLTH 785) is a 4 credit capstone requirement that provides MPH students in Behavioral and Community Health with the opportunity to apply their coursework and gain hands on experience in a professional community/public health setting. Students are required to investigate internship opportunities and secure an internship during the Fall or Spring semester prior to enrollment in HLTH 785.

For full-time students, the 4 credit internship may be completed the summer between the first and second year or during the Fall or Spring semester of the second year. Part-time students may complete the internship the summer between the second and third year or during the Fall or Spring semester of the third year. At minimum, all students must have completed the following courses to be eligible to go out on their internship: SPHL 601, 601, 603, 610, 611; HLTH 665, 710.

Students Admitted Fall 2017 and earlier:

The Public Health Internship (HLTH 785) is a 3 credit capstone requirement that provides Department of Behavioral and Community Health MPH students with the opportunity to apply their coursework, and gain hands on experience in a professional community/public health setting. Students are required to investigate internship opportunities, and secure an internship during the semester prior to enrollment in HLTH 785.  Please click here to access the DBCH’s database of approved internship sites, which is only available to students in the department. Students are also encouraged to request approval of new sites that are not included in the database.

For more detailed information related to the internship semester, please review the Department of Behavioral and Community Health MPH Internship Manual. An orientation to the internship and related requirements is provided the semester before you intend on doing the internship. If you have immediate questions about HLTH785 and your internship search, please contact Professor Zeeger, MPH Internship Program Coordinator, at tzeeger@umd.edu.