Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate Opportunity for School-Based Research

Posted: August 15, 2022

The Role:

The Department of Mental Health at JHSPH is seeking part-time research assistants to support a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health or NIH and conducted in elementary school grades 3-5. Hours for the work will vary depending on the schools involved, time of year, and research assistant availability but research assistants must be available for at least two, 4–5-hour slots per week, during school hours through December 2022.  This opportunity can be used for credit/to fulfill research requirements. Limited paid opportunities may be available.

Research Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with the research study Principal Investigator (Dr. Elise Pas) and Research Program Coordinator about study responsibilities
  • Get trained in and reliable at administering classroom observations using the Assessing School Settings: Interactions of Students and Teachers (ASSIST) observational measure.  (Note: All research assistants will need to complete a training and reliability assessment)
  • Schedule and complete computerized classroom observations.
  • Engage in supervision calls
  • Support collection of parental consent forms
  • Oversee the administration of student surveys

Skills Requirements Include:

  • Reliable transportation to travel to and between schools in Anne Arundel County, MD.
  • Availability to work 2 days per week during school hours (Monday-Friday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm). Can also provide hours for more than 2 days per week.
  • Ability to use and perform basic troubleshooting of technology including tablets is essential.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Pass a fingerprinting background check administered at the central office of the partnering school district, per their requirements

Preferred qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with some coursework or experience in education or social science research.

If interested in this position, please email Dr. Elise Pas (, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Data Resource Center Intern

Posted: August 9, 2022

The Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health is looking for a motivated, self-directed intern to work primarily with the CAHMI’s Data Resource Center (DRC). The purpose of the National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource is to make National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) findings readily available through its online, user-friendly Interactive Data Query, downloadable datasets, and complementary resources.  to support Title V Maternal and Child Health Service Block Grant programs and partners. The CAHMI intern will: (1) assist staff in preparing and double-checking data regarding child, maternal, and family health; (2) provide support for various tasks related to the launch of upcoming NSCH data, including creation of supporting documents and entering data into survey manager software; (3) to create “data snapshots,” or interactive data reports using; and perform other related duties as required. The applicant must be a current undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University enrolled in a major related to the health or social sciences field. Interest in research and measurement, especially in the topic of children’s health, is preferred. MS Office skills required; some exposure to MCH measurement and website creation or upkeep preferred. Strong writing and communication skills required. Applicant must have strong attention to detail and a basic understanding of research principles.

Please apply by sending resume and cover letter to Rebecca Zavala (

Environmental Health Students Wanted

Posted: July 5, 2022

Students in health-related undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs can train alongside active duty officers during their school breaks as part of the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program. Participants are paid, and receive health benefits, housing and travel allowances. Programs last between 30 and 120 days. Participants become inactive Public Health Service officers upon completing the program and can activate upon graduation. There is no obligation to join the USPHS Commissioned Corps.

The Environmental Health Officer JRCOSTEP application is currently open to eligible students for summer 2023. Act fast, the application window closes on September 30, 2022.

See more details and apply here.

MATADOHR Project Assistant Opportunity

Posted: June 21, 2022

Project Title: Massachusetts Tackling Addiction Determinants of Health through Research (MATADOHR) Project Lead: Amanda Latimore, Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, JHSPH

The Massachusetts Tackling Addiction Determinants of Health through Research (MATADOHR) at the American Institutes for Research, in coordination with JHSPH, is seeking a project assistant (unpaid) to help with tasks related to a landscape assessment. Please see full description below:

The US experienced a record-breaking 107,000 overdose deaths in 2021. The overdose epidemic has been characterized by the media as a problem for white communities, yet people of color have experienced disproportionate increases in overdose deaths. In Massachusetts, for example, overdose deaths increased by only 5% across the state between 2019 and 2020 but increased by 69% among Black non-Hispanic males during the same time. Structural factors may contribute to the inequities in overdose death.   The aims of MATADOHR are to assess the race/ethnicity-specific association of overdose death with individual- and community-level social determinants of health. The project also explores how residential segregation may condition the impact of social determinants on overdose death. The MATADOHR team engages in participatory research alongside Massachusetts community-members and program administrators to integrate local knowledge with quantitative findings and develop theories of change that identify key policy and program barriers and facilitators to health in Massachusetts.   As part of this project, the MATADOHR team will conduct a landscape assessment of residential segregation research to explore how the impact of residential segregation on drug-related outcomes is measured, analyzed, and interpreted. The findings of the landscape assessment will inform the MATADOHR analyses and a residential segregation research toolkit that is in development with the support of a panel of national experts.   Approximately 100 hours are available to support the residential segregation landscape assessment.

Activities include:  Read research papers and gray literature; Catalogue relevant resources with input from the team; Summarize each paper using a rubric provided by the research team. Optional: contribute to writing during toolkit development  

Interested students should contact Amanda Latimore (  

Healthcare Administration Part-time Internship at Medical Revenue Cycle Specialists

Posted: June 7, 2022

Medical Revenue Cycle Specialists (MRCS), a Baltimore-based company specializing in revenue cycle and practice management, has an opening for a part-time, remote internship. Please see job description and contact info below.

Title: Healthcare Administration Internship- PART-TIME-REMOTE (PAID)

Duration: June 2022- December 2022

Preferred class: Major: Healthcare Administration- Sophomore/Juniors


  • Manage MRCS email inbox
  • Assist president of MRCS on various project needs
  • Support day-to-day activities on client projects such as maintaining project documents
  • Preparing and presenting material for internal and external projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Please email if interested.

Summer Internship Teaching Assistant Positions – MERIT Health Leadership Academy

Posted: April 11, 2022

MERIT Health Leadership Academy is hiring for several summer Teaching Assistant positions and is seeking pre-med, public health, and other pre-health students for these roles.  TA’s will work with Baltimore City high school students who aspire to become doctors, nurses, researchers, and change agents.

Please visit Merit’s career page for job descriptions and application instructions.