Monday, November 10, 2014

Interested in Preventing Health Disparities? Check out this Summer Internship with Funding

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer program for undergraduates in their junior and senior year, and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities. 
Public health experiences offered to scholars are:
  1. Clinical/Community: Scholars rotate through clinical experiences provided by Maternal and Child Health disciplines (pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, physiatrist, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, social work, psychology, speech/language, special education and nursing) (Kennedy Krieger Institute only). In addition, scholars will have planned experiences in providing community-based multi-level health care and support systems for underserved groups.
  2. Community Engagement and Advocacy: Scholars work with professionals in the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Public Health and related systems on the formation, implementation and evaluation of health care and disability legislation, regulations and practice guidelines. The critical role of engaging underrepresented communities in shaping responsive systems of care receives a special emphasis.
  3. Research: Scholars work with research mentors on a wide range of public health prevention, treatment and epidemiological studies. Scholars receive training in conducting community-based participatory research, which engages communities that are currently underserved by mainstream systems.

A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015