The Office of Minority Health (OMH) supports training opportunities for
qualified students at all levels of their education in order to
increase the capacity of the organizations in which these students will
work in the future. Whether you are looking for a summer internship or a
year-long fellowship, you can gain valuable public health experience in
one of the following programs.
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OMH Sponsored Training Opportunities
DART/PHSI Intern Program
The DART/PHSI Internship program is offered in collaboration with the
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Division of Applied
Research and Technology to increase the knowledge and skills of minority
students in Biomedical/Engineering Sciences. Special emphasis is placed on
laboratory biomedical and engineering research to assess and prevent
occupational disease and injury. Mentors/preceptors are required to
provide the students with one-on-one instruction and guidance through a
research project and when possible contribute to the publication of study
James A Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship
The Ferguson Fellowship is an eight-week summer program
designed to expose minority and disadvantaged medical, veterinary,
pharmacy, and other allied health, public health, and graduate students to
various research and prevention opportunities. The Ferguson Fellowship is
a program of the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) of CDC,
carried out in collaboration with the Minority Health Professions
Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools, Inc.
(HSHPS) Summer Internship Program
This Eight-week Internship Program which commences
annually on July 1, will
provide the opportunity for medical students to work at the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, and to gain knowledge about the Federal
government careers and skills related to prevention research,
surveillance, public health policy and program development. Through this
internship, students will have the opportunity to develop their awareness
and skills for future careers in public health, focused on Hispanic
health. For more
Center for Minority Health (RRCMH)
Assistant Trainee Program
This program recruits high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to
participate in public health research and provides a forum for educational
and career development, and opportunities for networking with accomplished
researchers in minority health.
Health Sciences Institute (PHSI)
The PHSI academic year internship
program is a two-year program offering comprehensive academic and research
experience in various fields of the public health sciences to selected
students from the Atlanta University Center. Participants must successfully complete four public health courses offered by PHSI during
their two-year program.
||The Public Health Summer Fellows
The PHSF is an eight-week summer program designed to
provide practical experience in public health to minority undergraduate
juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. This experience will introduce
students to public health skills and practices that stimulate interest in
public health and increase the representation in the public health
workforce of minority professionals. This program represents the combined
efforts of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University's Rollins
School of Public Health, and the CDC.
||The Starlab Project
The Starlab Project is a six-week program designed to encourage
under-represented minorities to consider pursuing careers in the public
health sciences. The program is
conducted in collaboration with the National Organization for the
Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBBChE), the
Minority Health Professions Foundation (MHPF), and scientists from CDC. During the program,
middle and high school students are
exposed to laboratory demonstrations as well as hands-on laboratory experiments
on selected topics in chemistry, biology, medical technology, and
engineering. In addition, students are able to interact with
minority scientists from local colleges, agencies, and laboratories.
Summer Research Internship Program: Project IMHOTEP
Project: IMHOTEP is an 11-week
PHSI internship program
designed to increase the knowledge and skills of undergraduate students in biostatistics, epidemiology, occupational
safety and health, or the health sciences. It provides
participants with intensive research and data analysis experience with
experts at CDC and other agencies and academic institutions such as the
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiology, and Carnegie Mellon
University. This program is a collaborative effort between the CDC and
American Indian Science and
Engineering Society (AISES) Internship Program
The AISES Internship Program is a 10-week summer program that provides qualified
AISES students with internship opportunities to explore potential federal
service careers with select agencies.
American Society for
Microbiology (ASM) Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The American Society for Microbiology Minority Undergraduate Research
Fellowship (MURF) program
is aimed at highly competitive minority
undergraduate students who have demonstrated the ability to
pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology.
American Society for
Microbiology (ASM/NCID) Postdoctoral Research Associates Program in
Infectious Diseases and Public Health Microbiology
The goal of the ASM/NCID Fellowship is to support the development of new
approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention
and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC.
American Medical Colleges (AAMC)/CDC/ATSDR Medical Student Training Program
This Medical Student Training Program
provides an opportunity for selected medical students
to work on-site at the CDC/ATSDR,
participating actively in the work of CDC. Students
will have an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of
public health and prevention, and interact with role
models in public health at a formative stage in the career decision process.
The program is sponsored by the ESA (Extramural Services Activities) and
the Office of Workforce Policy and Planning, Academic Programs, Public Health
Practice Program Office, through the CDC/ATSDR cooperative agreement with the
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
Established by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program brings
talented minority college seniors and recent graduates
to Howard University in Washington, D.C.
for a 9-week summer program, where they work in congressional offices and
learn about health policy.
Cross Cultural Health Care Program of Seattle (CCHCP) Training Programs
Each year CCHCP provides trainings in linguistic and cultural competency
in numerous health and social service settings around the country.
Training targets three
crucial arenas of a health care system: the
staff who provide care, the administrators who coordinate the delivery of
care, and the policy-makers who regulate the form and manner of its
HHS Emerging Leaders
The Emerging Leaders Program will allow participants to explore diverse
career fields, involving their educational backgrounds, within the
Department of Health Human Services while providing them with the skills
and experience needed for a career with the Federal Government. During the
Program participants will have unique professional opportunities,
including close interaction with the various agency executives of the
Department of Health and Human Services, as well as with public, private,
non-profit, and advocacy organizations.
Harvard School of
Public Health/Minority Internships in Public Health
Harvard School of Public Health sponsors a number of fellowship programs
for high school and college students. The programs expose students to the
rewards of research directed towards solving important public health
problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infections, etc.
||The Hispanic Association of
Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP)
With more than 3,800 participants over the last ten years, HACU is the
largest Hispanic internship program in the nation.
The Junior Commissioned
Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)
JRCOSTEP allows students to gain valuable professional experience with the Public
Health Service (PHS)
early in their education. They serve in assignments throughout the country
during their official school breaks for periods from 31 to 120 days.
Mike Mansfield Fellowship
The two-year Fellowships enable U.S. federal government employees to
develop an in-depth understanding of Japan, learn how the Japanese government
works, and establish relationships with their counterparts in the government of
Japan as well as in the business, professional and academic communities.
Minority Access to
Research Careers (MARC) Program
Administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the MARC
Program increases the number of minority students in biomedical research
providing special research and training opportunities.
Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS)
The MBRS Program provides biomedical research opportunities for faculty at
predominantly undergraduate and minority institutions in order to develop
biomedical scientists who are also ethnic minorities, and who will contribute to
the evolving base of knowledge in the health sciences.
National Institutes of
Health (NIH) Research and Training Opportunities and
Research Training Opportunities for Minorities
NIH has internships, awards, and other programs for students from high
school through graduate school in a variety of health fields.
North Carolina State/Caldwell
The goal of the Caldwell
Fellows Program (formerly named North Carolina State Fellows Program) is to accelerate the
personal development of exceptional students who exhibit leadership
potential by exposing them to a variety of individuals and experiences
that they would not ordinarily encounter until after graduation.