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Intern and Fellowship Programs

2019 OMHHE Sponsored Internship Opportunities

OMHHE sponsors the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) program, consisting of six internship opportunities taking place at five partner institutions, creating a public health workplace experience to increase student interest in minority health and health professions. CUPS enrolls a diverse and talented group of students and provides them with an opportunity to turn knowledge into real world experience in a public health setting.

See highlights from the 2018 CUPS orientation.

CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for eligible undergraduate and graduate students selected to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings.
students attending internship orientation

Students: Application deadline is January 31, 2019. Apply on the school’s website.

The following is a description of the opportunities at each institution:

Columbia University Program

SPHSP

Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 28th, 2019 to July 31st, 2019
Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description: The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is a 10-week summer training program for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes public health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students’ exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option. Scholars deliver an oral presentation, submits a final paper on a public health challenge or intervention to conclude at Columbia University. After completing their program at Columbia, scholars visit CDC for a showcase, which introduces them to public health professionals on the federal level.

Point of Contact: Danielle Joyner, MPH

Email: sphsp@cumc.columbia.edu

Phone: 212-305-4157

Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) Programs

Kennedy Drieger Institute

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

Application Deadline:   Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates:  May 27, 2019 to July 31, 2019
Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description: MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities, and University of California, Davis MIND Institute partnering with UC-Davis Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that provides opportunities for enhanced public health leadership in the area of maternal and child health. The 10-week MCHC/RISE-UP program focuses on the social determinants of health, elimination of health disparities, and evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities.  Diverse undergraduate junior, senior, and recent baccalaureate degree scholars (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation) who are interested in learning more about public health are encouraged to apply. Three leadership tracks are offered: (1) clinical, (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy.

MCHC/RISE-UP’s ultimate goal is to promote a more equitable health system by providing these highly qualified MCHC/RISE-UP scholars with public health leadership experiences.

Website:  kennedykrieger.org/RISE-UP

Point of Contact: Dr. Jenese McFadden, Program Manager
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:  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates:   May 27, 2019 to July 31, 2019
Duration:  10 weeks

Brief Description: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program is a CDC-funded, 10-week summer program that provides a research-based educational and professional development experience for  students interested in infectious diseases, public health, mental health, maternal and child health and/or health disparities research.  Fellows work with research mentors at CDC or Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health or the Maryland or Baltimore City Department of Health.  These locations offer fellows laboratory, clinical, state, and community-based research experiences. Specifically, the CDC site in Atlanta offers a research externship focused on infectious diseases, prevention of injury, and other CDC research initiatives.  Fellows in Baltimore work with research mentors on projects related to infectious diseases, health disparities, mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and epidemiology.

The overarching goal of the Ferguson RISE Fellowship is to promote diversity among future public health research leaders.

Website: kennedykrieger.org/Ferguson

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

Morehouse College Program

Morehouse College Project IMHOTEP

Project: IMHOTEP

Application Deadline:   Thursday, January 31, 2019 @11:59 pm EST

Program Dates: May 20, 2019 to August 2, 2019

Duration: 11 weeks

Brief Description: Morehouse College’s Project IMHOTEP is an 11-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health, supported by CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE).

The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training in the following public health courses: Public Health & Health Disparities, Epidemiology, Biostatistics (with SPSS training) and Scientific Writing. The purpose of this training is to equip interns with the academic information necessary to successfully complete the program. During the following nine weeks, interns are paired in a one-on-one mentored relationship with experts at CDC, academic institutions, local and state agencies, or community-based organizations to complete a public health research project. In addition, interns participate in a variety of seminars, workshops, educational initiatives and are required to complete 16 hours of community service.

Website:  www.morehouse.edu/phsi/imhotep

Point of Contact: Imhotep Program Manager
Email: phsi@morehouse.edu
Phone: (470) 639-0597


Morehouse College PHLPF - Public Health Leader Fellowship Program

Morehouse College Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (MC-PHLFP) Program

Application Deadline:  Thursday, January 31, 2019 @11:59 pm EST

Program Dates: May 20, 2019 to August 2, 2019

Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description:  The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (PHLFP) at Morehouse College is a 10-week summer program designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities.

Throughout the duration of the internship, students participate in weekly forums with opportunities for learning about public health leadership challenges faced by accomplished guest lecturers with experience across a broad range of sectors. Students also receive weekly coaching support and participate in a leadership skills webinar series. The content of this leadership curriculum is based on the following public health leadership competencies: public health leadership principles; collaboration and partnerships; articulating mission and vision; dialogue; team building; developing collaborative relationships to achieve goals; applying social justice principles; motivating others; and demonstrating transparency, integrity, and honesty in all actions.

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College is geared toward currently enrolled or recently graduated students at the undergraduate level with an interest in reducing health disparities through careers in public health.

Website:  www.morehouse.edu/phsi/phlfp.html

Point of Contact: PHLFP Program Manager
Email: phsi@morehouse.edu
Phone: (470) 639-0597

University of Michigan Program

University of Michigan FPHLP - Future Public Health Leaders Program logo

Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

Application Deadline:  Thursday, January 31, 2019 @11:59 pm EST
Program Dates:  May 20, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description: The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is intended for college students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are undecided about their career goals and are in good academic standing in their area of study. Students are not required to have previous experience in public health. Participants receive leadership training, orientation to the public health disciplines, and real-world work experiences. The program is meant to foster knowledge of, excitement about, and commitment to health equity. The program includes public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience, seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.

Website: sph.umich.edu/fphlp/

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

University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

Application Deadline:    Thursday, January 31, 2019 @11:59 pm EST
Program Dates:   June 23, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Duration: 8 weeks

Brief Description: The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is an 8-week program and provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development. Located in Los Angeles, the program offers scholars the opportunity to train at UCLA, to explore public health in one of the most diverse counties in the US, and to experience the city’s vibrant culture. We work with community-based organizations, health systems, and government agencies to offer field placement opportunities for scholars that focus on health equity.

Scholars are placed at these partnering organizations throughout Los Angeles where they are exposed to the spectrum of public health practice and provided with professional mentors. To supplement field work, scholars attend workshops, develop leadership and professional skills, and receive mentoring from graduate students and faculty. Scholars become a part of a motivated community invested in creating healthy futures for all.

Website:  ph.ucla.edu/prospective-students/ucla-public-health-scholars-training-program

Point of Contact: Lindsay Rice
Email: phscholars@ph.ucla.ed
Phone: (310) 206-3526

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