The Community Health Internship (HLTH491) is a unique and rewarding experience that provides Department of Behavioral and Community Health undergraduates with the opportunity to work in a mentored, professional, public/community health setting prior tograduation.  This required internship is completed during the student's final semester and only after all other academic requirements have been successfully completed (grades of “C-” or higher and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher). The internship is a 12 credit, 36 hour per week (15 weeks) requirement, and should be considered a full-time commitment (students may not enroll in other classes during the internship semester). The internship is typically completed during the fall or spring semesters; students may request a summer internship by completing the summer internship application.  A limited number of summer internships are available. Due to supervisory requirements, Department of Behavioral and Community Health internships are typically completed at an agency or organization in, or near, the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and are approved by the Department’s Internship Coordinator. There are a limited number of paid internships; however, most interns are not paid. HLTH491 is a pass/fail only course and does not contribute to a student’s GPA.

 

During HLTH490, students are required to apply and secure an internship for their final semester. 
 
Log in to access the DBCH's internship sites database, which inclides a listing of approved internship sites and is only available to Community Health majors.   
 
Please click here to view the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Internship Manual.

 

 

 

Department Contact

If you have additional questions about the Community Health Internship (HLTH491), please contact Professor Kennedy, BCH Undergraduate Internship Coordinator, at kennedyt@umd.edu