Dear Program Chair/Director:

We are pleased to announce three CDC funded internships available this coming summer.  Please share this email with your student groups and colleagues!  Thank you.

Internship #1 

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.

Website: kennedykrieger.org/RISE-UP

Questions: MCHC-RISE-UP@kennedykrieger.org

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Internship #2

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a nine-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in learning more about the area of infectious diseases and health disparities.  Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop leadership skills.

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)
Website: kennedykrieger.org/Ferguson

Questions: Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Internship #3

The Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program is an eight-week summer and part-time academic year public health leadership and research program. 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.  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.

Housing and round-trip travel expenses for out-of-state students are available. Student stipend is $5,140 per year.

Website: kennedykrieger.org/PLLUSS

Questions: PLLUSS@kennedykrieger.org

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

All program activities are contingent on CDC funding.

For more information, please download the .pdf files below:
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