Applications open for IPPH Summer Public Health Scholars Program

The Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH) Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is a 10-week, funded internship that includes hands-on experience and immersion in a public health research setting.

Scholars will attend weekly seminars and lectures with public health leaders. During the course of the program, IPPH faculty members will mentor interns, exposing them to the breadth and scope of public health. Participants will also work closely with IPPH faculty members on existing or planned research on a specific public health issue.

The program is designed for all graduate or medical students interested in pursuing a career in public health or related field.

Interested students should identify up to 2 faculty members with whom they would like to work. More information about each faculty member, including a broad description of their research interests, can be found here. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and be enrolled as a full-time student in an Augusta University graduate or professional degree program. Applicants must be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The program will run from May 21 to July 27, and the application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018.

Visit the Summer Public Health Scholars Program website to apply.

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