Internship Opportunities

Internship #1

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program<> is a 10-week summer program that begins May 26, 2014.  The MCHC/RISE-Program is designed 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 students are:

1.      Clinical/Community: Students 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). In addition, students will have planned experiences in providing community-based health care and support systems for underserved groups.

2.      Community Engagement and Advocacy: Students 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: Students work with research mentors on a wide range of public health prevention, treatment and epidemiological studies. Students 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. Student housing and round-trip travel for out-of-state applicants is also available.



Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

Internship #2

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship<> is a nine-week summer program that begins May 26, 2014 and ends July 25, 2014.  The Ferguson Fellowship is 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)



Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

Internship #3

The Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program<> is an eight-week summer public health leadership and research program that continues student support for five hours per week during the academic year. The PLUSS Program is for undergraduate sophomore and rising 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 receive mentorship with the goal of successful acceptance and completion of graduate or professional school in the public health area.

Housing and round-trip travel expenses for out-of-state students are available. Student stipend is $4,900 per year.



Application Deadline: January 31, 2014


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