Monday, January 28, 2013

Interested in Preventing Health Disparities? Two Internship Opportunities!

A) The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduates, as well as, recent baccalaureate degree students who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities. The program begins May 27, 2013 and ends August 2, 2013.This program's ultimate goal is to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing highly qualified undergraduate students (juniors and, seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; and students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) from underrepresented groups to the field of public health. All students interested in addressing health disparities are encouraged to apply.

The program kicks off with an orientation at KKI/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore MD, the student then returns to their training site and the program closes with a visit and ceremony at the CDC in Atlanta, GA. The student selects one of three MCHC/RISE-UP training sites (Maryland, California or South Dakota); the one that is closest to their permanent residence. Three public health leadership experiences are offered at each MCHC/RISE-UP site – Clinical/Community, Community Engagement and Advocacy and Research. Students may choose up to two (2) leadership experiences at one (1) of the aforementioned locations. A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants. Student housing and round-trip travel for out-of-state applicants is also available. All program activities are contingent on CDC funding.

Application Guidelines:
To apply for admission into MCHC/RISE-UP, please complete the requiredapplication package by Thursday, February 14, 2013.
For additional program information, please contact:

B) The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a CDC funded 9-week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations and those interested in addressing health disparities related to infectious diseases. The program begins May 27, 2013, with an orientation at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland (Students assigned to CDC will have their CDC orientation in Atlanta on Thursday and Friday of the first week.) During the remaining eight weeks of the program, students receive mentored research and professional development experiences at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia or in Baltimore, Maryland at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Bloomberg School of Public Health, or the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The final day of the program is July 26, 2013. Students who are members of under-represented populations (as defined by the federal government) are strongly encouraged to apply!

Program Benefits:
A $4,000 stipend is provided for all participants.
Housing and round-trip travel are also available for out-of-state students.
Sponsorship to attend a national scientific meeting following abstract submission
Sponsored membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA)

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to be considered for acceptance into this program, the applicant must:
Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program.
Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Have the ability to commit to the length of the fellowship

Application Guidelines:
To be considered for admission, students must complete an application package. The application package should be submitted no later thanThursday, February 14, 2013.
For additional program information, please contact