Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD or Office) within the
Maryland Department of Health welcomes interns, volunteers, fellows, those
seeking job shadowing experience, and other interested parties to participate
in MHHD’s Health Equity Internship Program.
opportunities support MHHD’s goal of building the capacity of the public health
workforce to effectively advance health equity. MHHD is committed to
providing interns with a meaningful learning experience within our Office, as
well as with our partners.
typically for three-month periods, for a minimum
of 10 hours per week. Interns
typically work on one to two main projects and assist on smaller project as they
come up. Recent intern projects have
included: grant management for the Minority Outreach and
Technical Assistance (MOTA) project, planning for the Health Equity Conference,
planning for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, assisting with a grant writing
training series, and updating the Office’s data chart book.
Summer 2021 Internship
Fall 2021 Internship
Prospective interns will
complete an online application which includes a statement of intent that
summarizes the internship request. Applicants are also required to submit a
resume. If the applicant is requesting a university-affiliated internship
(for course credit), the official placement guidance, as provided by the academic
institution, should be submitted. Prospective interns will be contacted
for an interview with the MHHD Health Equity Team and asked to discuss his/her
background, areas of interest, and other related information to the placement.
Understanding that this is a competitive process and placement space is
limited, MHHD will work with prospective interns to provide suggestions and
guidance on alternate placement locations.
if the office is primarily teleworking, new interns will be required to come to
the office 2-3 times at the beginning of the internship to register for a State
ID and computer access.
note that this is an unpaid internship.
MHHD is unable to provide a stipend, housing, or
transportation. The office is, however,
close to a Baltimore Metro stop and multiple bus lines.
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464