Center for Health and Homeland Security Externship

The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) 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. Students will work on one or more of CHHS’ projects covering a variety of topics, including continuity of operations emergency planning, maritime and mass transit security, the legal framework of responding to public health emergencies, continuity of government, protection of critical infrastructure and medical surge capacity issues relating to a major public health threat. Working with CHHS’ clients, which include various State and local agencies, as well as the Department of Homeland Security, students will have a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of this burgeoning area of the law while acquiring exposure to governmental and public interest lawyering.

Grading is on a Credit/No Credit basis. Enrollment requires faculty approval. Applicants to the externship must submit a CV and a letter of interest to Prof. Greenberger.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course