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Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) Program

The BHIPP Program is a partnership between Morgan State University School of Social Work, University of Maryland's School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, with funding from Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Morgan State University School of Social Work component of this partnership is to train, place, and supervise master level, social work interns, in pediatric primary care offices in Baltimore City.

Position Overview/ Intern Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Why become a BHIPP Intern?

BHIPP Interns receive:

  • Additional monthly clinical training
  • Monthly consultation calls
  • Take part in a research study
  • Receive expert training
  • Participate in free conferences, webinars, and networking events
  • BHIPP Interns receive a Tuition Stipend of $5000 for the Academic Year
  • BHIPP Interns are able to attend Out of State Conferences (currently due to Covid19 MSU has a travel restriction)
  • BHIPP special events are great ways to Network
  • BHIPP Brochure

Illustration by Ella Trujillo
(Illustration by Ella Trujillo)

Who is eligible?

  • Advanced Placement or 2nd Year MSW students who have a specific interest in urban children and their families in social work practice and who meet the selection criteria are eligible to apply.
  • Students must meet, at a minimum, the following conditions:
    • Be A U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the United States, with documentation.
    • Be a full-time student (registered for at least 9 credits)
    • Select Public Health or Urban Children, Youth, and Families as the concentration
    • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
    • Be enrolled in a field practicum course at Morgan State UniversityHow much is the tuition/stipend?

Educational stipends are $5,000

    • The BHIPP Student stipend for the academic year is $5,000 per year, in two payments per semester of $1250 for the MSW Specialized (ASP/Second Year), and/or Advanced Standing student.

Where is the placement located?

    • All BHIPP Interns are placed at Pediatric Health Care Centers in Baltimore CityWhat are the application process steps?


What are the application process steps?

    • The Early Application process for 2022/2023 SY closed on February 18th.
    • We are now accepting applications on a Rolling Basis until all positions are filled.
    • Complete the MSU BHIPP 2022/2023 School Year Interest Form
    • MSU BHIPP 2022/2023 Interest Form

Application Checklist:

    • Application Form
      • An Application Form Link will be emailed to you after you complete the Interest Form
    • Field Liaison/Field Instructor Recommendation Form
      • A Recommendation Form Link will be emailed to you after you complete the Interest Form

BHIPP Staff

BHIPP Staff

From Left to Right:
Kwajera Jackson, LCSW-C- Field Supervisor, Martha Stuart, LCSW-C- Project Director, and Jessica Somrajit, CHES- Administrative Assistant

For More Information Contact

Jessica Somrajit, CHES®Pronouns: She/Her/HersPronouns: She/Her/Hers
Administrative Assistant BHIPP
Morgan State University
School of Social Work
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251
jessica.somrajit@morgan.edu

Office Hours:
M and W: 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-3:00pm
(443) 473-3483

Latonya Epps - MSU BHIPP Intern 2020 - 2021

Nadia Ford Barnett - MSU BHIPP Intern 2020 - 2021

Tiera Taylor - MSU BHIPP Intern 2020 - 2021

Mykel Townes - MSU BHIPP Intern 2020 - 2021

Dr. Kenneth Tellerman - MSU BHIPP Pediatric Community Partners 2020 - 2021

Dr. Michele Jules Chapman - MSU BHIPP Pediatric Community Partners 2020 - 2021

Dr. Ashanti Woods - MSU BHIPP Pediatric Community Partners 2020 - 2021

Dr. Bhabi Rai - MSU BHIPP Pediatric Community Partners 2020 - 2021