Baltimore City Health Department

About Baltimore City Health Department

Founded in 1793, BCHD is the oldest health department in the country, with 1,000 employees and an annual budget of $130 million, that aims to promote health and improve well-being through education, policy/advocacy, and direct service delivery. BCHD’s wide-ranging responsibilities include maternal and child health, youth wellness, school health, senior services, animal control, restaurant inspections, emergency preparedness, STI/HIV treatment, and acute and chronic disease prevention.


Covid 19 Monitoring Intern

October 2020 - May 2021 Baltimore, MD
“It was a really great experience. It didn't feel like it at the time, but looking back I learned a lot from this position. It was definitely challenging trying to balance school and the internship but I enjoyed the work because it was meaningful. I was in charge of relaying information to my superiors regarding COVID-19. The interns were required to do additional research on articles that were recently published, and to attend and write notes at meetings hosted by the CDC, Maryland department of Health, and other similar calls. My research skills improved a lot due to this position; writing papers and emails feels a lot simpler now. It felt good to have such an important role in public health especially within a community I can see direct change in, since I live in the Baltimore area. Lastly, the goals was to make you better and every month we would have professional development workshops which were helpful. My supervisor even reviewed resumes and sent us job alerts depending on our specific interests. ”
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