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The 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.

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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.

Columbia University Program

SPHSP
Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)

Application Deadline: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 26 – July 31, 2015
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.
URL: http://ps.columbia.edu/education/student-life/office-diversity/programs/college-and-post-baccalaureate-students/summer-publ
Point of Contact: Chelsea Doub, MPH
Email: sphsp-ps@columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 305-4157


Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) Programs

KKI
Maternal Child Health Careers / Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)

Application Deadline: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Program Dates: May 25 – July 31, 2015
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.
URL: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/rise-up
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


KKI
Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows)

Application Deadline: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Program Dates: May 25 – July 24, 2015
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 and supported to submit their research to national meetings and for publication.
URL: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/ferguson
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


KKI
Public Health Leadership & Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program

Application Deadline: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Program Dates: May 25 – July 17, 2015 full time and weekly during the school year beginning the week of September 7, 2015
Duration: Summer and academic school year
Brief Description: The PLLUSS Program is an 8-week summer public health leadership and research program that continues student support for 150 hours during the academic year. 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 and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, (2) University of Cincinnati and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 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 submit research to national meetings and produce peer-reviewed publications. Students will receive mentorship with the goal of successful acceptance and completion of graduate or professional school in the public health area.
URL: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/PLLUSS/
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

Project:IMHOTEP
Project: IMHOTEP

Application Deadline: Saturday, January 31, 2015 @11:59 pm EST
Program Dates: May 18 – July 31, 2015
Duration: 11 weeks
Brief Description: Project IMHOTEP is an 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.
URL: http://www.morehouse.edu/centers/phsi/internships-imhotep.html
Point of Contact: Jamel Slaughter, MSW, Program Manager
Email: jamel.slaughter@morehouse.edu
Phone: (404) 522-3365


University of Michigan Program

FPHLP
Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

Application Deadline: Saturday, January 31, 2015 @11:59 pm EST
Program Dates: May 26 - July 31, 2015
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.
URL: http://fphlp.sph.umich.edu/
Point of Contact: Relando Thompkins, MSW
Email: fphl.program@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-8688



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Other CDC Sponsored Student Opportunities


Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)
The National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia invites rising collegiate juniors and seniors to apply for this paid 10-week summer internship. Undergraduate students that are passionate about the environment, about health, and about the link between the two will be paired with mentors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to gain experience in the fascinating field of Environmental Public Health. Students will receive a stipend of ~$620 per week to cover living expenses and other basic needs. More

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) / CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology
The goal of the program is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. More

Director of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) Internship Program
DHPE’s Internship Program offers a unique internship opportunity to prepare students of federally designated minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to apply academic skills and problem-solving to real-life work experiences while the public health programs they serve gain vitality and fresh perspectives from future leaders. More

CDC/ the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) are accepting applications for the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program, which trains recent graduates in the field of applied epidemiology. During a two-year assignment, participating fellows develop applied epidemiologic skills during a high quality, mentored training experience in order to prepare them for a long-term career at the state or local level. While the program provides rigorous training for its participants, it is also designed with flexibility in order to meet the particular interests of the fellows. The fellowship program is designed for recent master's or doctoral level graduates in epidemiology or a related field who are interested in the practice of public health at the state or local level. More

Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF)
The Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF) trains recent graduates in the expanding field of applied public health informatics. Participating Fellows will receive one year of on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of experienced mentors. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. APHIF is supported by the Association of the State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), otherwise known as the SHINE (Strengthening Health Systems through Interprofessional Education) partners. More

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Other Student Opportunities


White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Internships
Opportunities for graduate and undergaduate students to gain experience in research, writing, coordination and outreach. Part-time and full-time internships during spring and fall semesters and full-time internships during the summer. More

Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)
Allows students to gain valuable professional experience with the Public Health Service (PHS) early in their education. They serve in assignments throughout the country during their official school breaks for periods from 31 to 120 days. More

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training & Education Programs
NIH has internships, awards, and other programs for students from high school through graduate school in a variety of health fields. More

Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program
Administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the MARC Program increases the number of minority students in biomedical research by providing special research and training opportunities. More

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Internship Program
A 10-week summer program that provides qualified AISES students with internship opportunities to explore potential federal service careers with select agencies. More

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP)
As the largest Hispanic internship program in the nation, HACU/HNIP has placed over 7,600 college students in rewarding and challenging internships matching their majors and career goals. It provides a vital opportunity to address the historic under-representation of Hispanics/Latinos in the Federal government and many career fields. More

Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) Training Programs
HSHPS offers several paid training programs conducted across the United States and Latin America in government agencies and academic institutions. Most of the HSHPS trainees will work alongside other students sponsored by other nonprofit organizations in a government setting or students from the host institution.More

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF)
The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D) in microbiology. More

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