The Graduate Student Epidemiology Program helps health departments and maternal and child health agencies AND public health graduate students.
Agencies propose 3-month summer projects. Master's and doctoral candidates apply for 3-month summer internships. Those who are selected to participate in the program are matched.
The student gains valuable work experience, possibly academic credit, and a $4,500 living stipend. The agency gets a fresh perspective and a completed project.
October through November: State, county and local health departments, maternal and child health agencies, and Tribal Epidemiology Centers submit project proposals.
December: Agencies are notified whether or not their proposed projects are selected for the program.
January through February: Graduate students at accredited schools of public health apply for the internship.
March and April: Selected students are matched with approved projects and both are notified.
May through July: Student interns complete challenging projects, working side-by-side with state, county, local and Tribal maternal and child health professionals.
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