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Intern and Fellowship Programs

	students attending internship orientationThe Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings. Whether you are looking for a summer internship or a year-long fellowship, the following programs provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities.

2016 and 2017 OMHHE Sponsored Internship Opportunities

OMHHE sponsors the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) program, consisting of six internship opportunities taking place at four partner institutions, creating a public health workplace experience to increase student interest in minority health.

See highlights and view presentations from the 2016 CUPS orientation.

Columbia University Program

	SPHSPSummer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
Application Deadline: January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description: The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is a 10-week summer training program for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students. The program begins with a trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to introduce students to public health professionals working at the federal level. Throughout the summer, participants receive leadership training, orientation to the public health disciplines, and real world work experience. At the conclusion of the program, interns deliver an oral presentation and submit a final paper on a public health challenge or intervention.

Website
Point of Contact: Jacqueline Scoon, MD, MPH
Email: sphsp-ps@columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 305-4157

Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) Programs

	Kennedy Drieger InstituteMaternal Child Health Careers / Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 29, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description: The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer public health leadership program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation). MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of Southern California, California State University-LA, and University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities. Three tracks are offered: (1) clinical (KKI only), (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy.  Following Orientation (May 29, 2017 to June 2, 2017), scholars begin their MCHC/RISE-UP experience on June 2, 2017 and end on August 4, 2017.

Point of Contact: Jenese McFadden, DM, MS, MBA, Program Manager, RISE-UP
Email: MCHC-RISE-UP@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901
Fax: (443) 923-5875


Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 29, 2017 to July 28, 2017
Duration: 9 weeks

Brief Description: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a 9-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in participating in infectious diseases and health disparities research. Ferguson Fellows are encouraged to submit their research to national meetings and for publication.

Point of Contact: Jenese McFadden, DM, MS, MBA, Program Manager, Ferguson Fellowship
Email: Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901
Fax: (443) 923-5875


Public Health Leadership & Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program
Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 29, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description: The PLLUSS Program is a 10-week public health leadership and research program. The PLLUSS Program is for undergraduate sophomore and junior students minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale.  Students must complete sufficient course credit hours during the program for a minor in public health. The PLLUSS program is conducted at three collaborative research sites: (1) Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, (2) University of Cincinnati and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (UC-NIOSH), and (3) California State University-Los Angeles. PLLUSS Program students will participate in public health research, education on health disparities and urban health issues, professional development, and community health promotion activities. Students will be encouraged to produce peer-reviewed publications and attend a national public health conference. Students will receive mentorship with the goal of successful acceptance and completion of graduate or professional school in the public health area.  Following Orientation (May 29, 2017 to June 2, 2017), scholars begin their PLLUSS experience on June 2, 2017 and end on August 4, 2017.

Point of Contact: Jenese McFadden, DM, MS, MBA, Program Manager, PLLUSS Program
Email: PLLUSS@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901
Fax: (443) 923-5875

Morehouse College Program

	Morehouse College Project IMHOTEP

Project: IMHOTEP
Application Deadline: Tuesday
, January 31, 2017 @11:59 pm EST

Program Dates: May 22 – August 8, 2017
Duration: 11 weeks

Brief Description: Project IMHOTEP is a 11-week summer program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students. Throughout the program, interns participate in a wide variety of seminars, workshops, and other educational initiatives and must complete a required number of community service hours. The interns receive training and support in data analysis and other project requirements. At the conclusion of the program, interns deliver an oral presentation, poster, and submit a written manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal. Due to the demands of the program, Morehouse College seeks highly qualified students. The selection process is very rigorous and extremely competitive. Candidates should have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in public health. 


Website
Point of Contact: Jamie Clayton, MEd, Program Manager
Email: jamie.clayton@morehouse.edu
Phone: (470) 639-0616

University of Michigan Program

	UMichigan, FPHLPFuture Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @11:59 pm EST
Program Dates: May 22 – July 28, 2017
Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description: The Future Public Health Leaders Program is a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students. The participants explore public health through seminars, workshops, and engagement in a community-based research project. Throughout the program the experience is guided by mentors from public health disciplines. The participants receive leadership training, orientation to the public health disciplines, real world work experience, and a trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to meet public health professionals.

Website
Point of Contact: Ashley Green
Email: fphl.program@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-8688

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