News Release, St. Mary’s County Health Department

LEONARDTOWN, MD (February 10, 2020) – St. Mary’s County Health Department’s Student Academy in Public Health provides internship opportunities for rising high school seniors and college students to have hands-on experience in the field of public health. Applications for the 2020 Student Academy in Public Health are now available online.

“The Student Academy in Public Health offers youth in our community the opportunity to learn about the profession and value of public health,” said Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary’s County Health Officer. 

To learn more about the Student Academy in Public Health, students and parents are invited to attend an information session on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Health Department located at 21580 Peabody Street in Leonardtown. 

Student internships will run from Monday, June 22 through Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  Applications, including a cover letter and resume, are due by March 16, 2020, and may be emailed to  To download an application, please visit

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