Applied Experience

Applied Experience Requirement

Public Health Majors are required to complete an approved 80-hour public health Applied Experience as part of their undergraduate degree.  

This requirement involves supervised, hands-on work with public health professionals across the world. The intent is to engage students in activities that align with their areas of interest. Students can fulfill this requirement with local community-based organizations, government agencies or research units. Through the Applied Experience, we aim to afford each student the opportunity to participate in population-level change in a meaningful way.     

Some examples of places our students have worked: 

  • AID Healthcare Foundation Clinic, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • West Bengal State Health Department, West Bengal, India
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies, New York, New York
  • Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, Maryland
  • National Fragile X Foundation, McLean Virginia
  • Metropolitan’s Health Center 21, Bangkok, Thailand
  • California Department of Public Health Environmental Management Branch, Huntington Beach, California

For more information about the Applied Experience, contact the course instructor Keri Frisch.

Declared majors, access your PHS Community page on Canvas

My Applied Experience was a formative experience that allowed me to approach global public health work from a grassroots level, applying many concepts I learned in the classroom to the public health field. Further, my time in Uganda deepened my understanding and appreciation for community-level interventions, and for Ugandan culture.

Leta Ashebo, Class of 2021

Applied Experience Map

View JHU Public Health Studies Program: Applied Experience Sites in a larger map.

If you are a current public health major and would like more information about a listing, please contact the AE instructor.

Alice Martin

Class Of 2022

Applied Experience: Santé Publique France

Briefly describe what you did for your Applied Experience and any highlights. I spent my Applied Experience this past summer working as a research intern at Santé Publique France (SPF), […]

Eirnin Mahoney

Class Of 2024

Infection Prevention Intern, University of Maryland Medical Center

Briefly describe what you did for your Applied Experience and any highlights. Over the summer, I worked on a project to investigate and attempt to decrease the spread of waterborne […]

Ellie Rose Mattoon

Class Of 2022

Hopkins Community Connection, East Baltimore 

Briefly describe what you did for your Applied Experience and any highlights. I spent my applied experience as a Summer Fellow at Hopkins Community Connection at the East Baltimore Medical […]

Louie Martinez

Class Of 2024

Intern, Department of Risk Management:  Cibola General Hospital, Grants, New Mexico

Briefly describe what you did for your Applied Experience and any highlights. This summer I worked as an intern in the Department of Risk Management at a critical-care hospital in […]

Lucas Zhou

Class of 2023

Applied Experience: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation Research

Briefly describe what you did for your Applied Experience and any highlights. In my AE at the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation Research (or USFDA […]

Madison Langrin

Class of 2022

Applied Experience: SimpliFed, a telehealth start-up

Briefly describe what you did for your Applied Experience and any highlights. I volunteered this summer as a Research Intern for a telehealth lactation startup, SimpliFed. I worked with three […]

Michelle Limpe

Class of 2023

Internship: Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, the Philippines

Briefly describe what you did for your Applied Experience and any highlights. As part of my Applied Experience, I worked as a Data Analyst & Management intern for the Gawad […]

Tanvi Kosuri

Class Of 2024

Internship: National Institute of Allergens and Infectious Diseases

Briefly describe what you did for your Applied Experience and any highlights. Through my summer internship with the National Institute of Allergens and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), I worked on a […]

Victor Ke

Class of 2023

Internship: International Rescue Committee, Baltimore, MD

Briefly describe what you did for your Applied Experience and any highlights. The main goal of the Intensive Case Management Program at the IRC was to aid more vulnerable clients, […]