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

(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 $2,500 per semester for a total of $5,000 per year 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 City

What are the application process steps?

    • Open Application dates for School Year (SY) 2021/2022
      • Upon Completing your Field Application with the Field Office you can request a BHIPP Application
    • MSU-BHIPP Leadership Interviews for SY 2021/2022
      • Interviews will be set up as Applicants submit
    • MSU-BHIPP Co-Hort 2 SY 2021/2022 Acceptance
      • MSU Leadership will contact students Individually to inform them of Acceptance into the program
      • Co-Location (Field) Site Interviews-MSU BHIPP Interns Resume will be forwarded to the Co-Location site

Application Checklist:

  • Application
    • After Completing your Field Application with the Field Office you can request a BHIPP Application
  • Recommendation
    • After Completing your Field Application with the Field Office you can request a BHIPP Recommendation Form


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

Office Hours: M and W 9:00am-4:00pm, Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

(443) 473-3483

MSU BHIPP Intern 2020 - 2021 

MSU BHIPP Pediatric Community Partners 2020 - 2021

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