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Intern and Fellowship Programs

students attending internship orientation

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.

2018 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.

See highlights from the 2017 CUPS orientation.

Columbia University Program

SPHSP

Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 30, 2018 to August 4, 2018
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.

Point of Contact: Jacqueline Scoon, MD, MPH
Email: sphsp-ps@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: Tuesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 28, 2018 to July 27, 2018
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.

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, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 28, 2018 to July 27, 2018
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

Morehouse College Program

Morehouse College Project IMHOTEP

Project: IMHOTEP

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2018 @11:59 pm EST
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.

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


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

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2018 @11:59 pm EST
Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description: The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College is a rigorous 10-week summer program (May 22, 2017- August 8, 2017) designed to prepare underrepresented undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities. The program includes 2 weeks of public health educational training at Morehouse College with didactic learning in topics that include introduction to public health, introduction to biostatistics, introduction to epidemiology, scientific writing, and international health. Students also receive 3 days of training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. During the final 8 weeks of the program, each student is paired with a mentor to conduct a hands-on research project within CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

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.

Send questions to: phsi@morehouse.edu

University of Michigan Program

UMichigan, FPHLP

Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2018 @11:59 pm EST
Program Dates: May 21 – July 27, 2018
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.

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

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2018 @11:59 pm EST
Program Dates: June 24 – August 17, 2018
Duration: 8 weeks

Brief Description: The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is an 8-week residential summer training program that will expose undergraduate students to the field of public health. The program will increase the diversity of the public health workforce, improve the representation of underserved and underrepresented groups in public health, and solidify the public health pipeline, all of which will ultimately raise the quality of public health service.

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

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