318.810.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Apply the knowledge and skills obtained in the first year core courses to real-world public policy issues and problems
  • Course Description

    All students must complete an internship to qualify for the MPP degree. Students are required to work at their internship placements for a minimum of 300 hours. Students are required to submit a policy portfolio to the MPP Office at the end of their internship: (1) A memo or paper that reflects on lessons learned during the placement and on the applicability of key concepts and skills learned during the first year of the masters program. (2) A sample of a written work product that was produced on the job. Typically, this would be a background paper or memorandum.

  • Intended Audience

    MPP students at the start of their 2nd year in the program

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: policy portfolio submitted at the conclusion of the field placement experience

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.