CHHS offers an academic Externship each semester, and employs students as Research Assistants – both opportunities to gain hands-on experience.
Offered each semester at the school of law, “The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security Externship exposes students to significant field work in the area of homeland security and counterterrorism at the local, State, and federal level. CHHS’ work addresses cutting edge issues relating to counterterrorism and public health crisis management, including policy development, government consulting, and legal analysis.” Research Assistants employed by the Center have the opportunity to expand their knowledge by engaging in research in support of staff projects across the board from exercise planning and emergency management policy development, to legal public health issues and homeland security.
The Externship and Research Assistant program is robust and offers a multitude of opportunities for students.
Please contact CHHS Academic Program Director Michael Vesely 410-706-2161 or Senior Law and Policy Analyst/Public Relations Specialist Ben Yelin 410-706-6532.