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Training Opportunities

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.

Click here for a listing of CDC Training Opportunities. Click here for a complete list of CDC Student & Intern Opportunities.

Please Note: Links to non-Federal organizations found at this site are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. The CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at these links.

OMH Sponsored Training Opportunities
green square 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 results.
green square Dr. 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 Foundation (MHPF).
green square 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 information.
green square Regional Research Center for Minority Health (RRCMH) Research 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.
green square Public 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.
green square The Public Health Summer Fellows (PHSF) Program
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.
green square 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.
green square 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 Morehouse College.

Other Training Opportunities
blue square 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.
blue square 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.
blue square 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.
blue square Association of 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 AAMC.
blue square 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.
blue square 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 delivery.
blue square HHS Emerging Leaders Program
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. Recruitment Calendar.
blue square 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.
blue square 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.
blue square 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.
blue square Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program
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.
blue square 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 by providing special research and training opportunities.
blue square Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Program
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.
blue square 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.
blue square North Carolina State/Caldwell Fellows Program
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.



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Please Note: Links to non-Federal organizations found at this site are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. The CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at these links.