Intership(s) Announcement

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is offering CDC-funded internships for college students interested in public health. The deadline for applications is January 31,2016. Programs begin on May 30, 2016. You can apply now. Be sure to check the program internship dates as they vary.

Internship 1

Public Health Leadership & Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Program Dates: May 30 – August 12, 2016
Brief Description: The PLLUSS Program is a 10-week 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. Students must complete sufficient course credit hours during the program for a minor in public health. The PLLUSS program is conducted at three collaborative research sites: (1) Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, (2) University of Cincinnati and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (UC-NIOSH), and (3) California State University-Los Angeles. 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 produce peer-reviewed publications and attend a national public health meeting. Students will receive mentorship with the goal of successful acceptance and completion of graduate or professional school in the public health area. Following Orientation (May 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016), KKI and UC-NIOSH scholars’ research experience will be June 3, 2016 to August 5, 2016. Scholars placed at California State University-Los Angeles will return home after the orientation until the University of Southern California program starts on June 15, 2016 to August 12, 2016.

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

URL: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/PLLUSS
Program Flyer
Email: PLLUSS@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901

Internship #2

Maternal Child Health Careers / Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Program Dates: May 30, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Brief Description: The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer public health leadership program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation). MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of Southern California, California State University-LA, and University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities. Three tracks are offered: (1) clinical (KKI only), (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy. Following Orientation (May 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016), the scholars at the KKI and University of South Dakota sites will begin their MCHC/RISE-UP experience on June 3, 2016 and end on August 5, 2016. Scholars placed at the University of Southern California will return home after the orientation until the University of Southern California program starts on June 15, 2016 and will end August 12, 2016.

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

URL: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/rise-up
Program Flyer
Email: MCHC-RISE-UP@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901

Internship #3

Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows)

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Program Dates: May 30, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Brief Description: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a 9-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in participating in infectious diseases and health disparities research. Ferguson Fellows are encouraged to submit their research to national meetings and for publication.
A $4,000 stipend is provided to all program participants. Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

URL: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/ferguson
Program Flyer
Email: Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: (443) 923-5901
All program activities are contingent on CDC funding.

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