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KKIDr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows)External Web Site Icon 
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 25, 2016 to July 22, 2016
Duration: 9 weeks

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.

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Point of Contact: Jenese McFadden, DM, MS, MBA, Program Manager, Ferguson Fellowship
Phone: (443) 923-5901
Fax: (443) 923-5875

KKIPublic Health Leadership & Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) ProgramExternal Web Site Icon 
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 25 – August 12, 2016** 
Duration: 10 weeks

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 23-27, 2016), KKI and UC-NIOSH scholars' research experience will be May 31, 2016 to July 29, 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.

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Point of Contact: Jenese McFadden, DM, MS, MBA, Program Manager, PLLUSS Program
Phone: (443) 923-5901
Fax: (443) 923-5875

Morehouse College Program

Project:IMHOTEPApplication Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2016 @11:59 pm EST
Program Dates: May 16 – July 27, 2016
Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description: Project IMHOTEP is a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students. Throughout the program, interns participate in a wide variety of seminars, workshops, and other educational initiatives and must complete a required number of community service hours. The interns receive training and support in data analysis and other project requirements. At the conclusion of the program, interns deliver an oral presentation, poster, and submit a written manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal. Due to the demands of the program, Morehouse College seeks highly qualified students. The selection process is very rigorous and extremely competitive. Candidates should have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in public health.

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Point of Contact: Jamie Clayton, MEd, Program Manager
Phone: (404) 653-7793

University of Michigan Program

FPHLPFuture Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)External Web Site Icon

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2016 @11:59 pm EST
Program Dates: May 25 – July 28, 2016
Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description: The Future Public Health Leaders Program is a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students. The participants explore public health through seminars, workshops, and engagement in a community-based research project. Throughout the program the experience is guided by mentors from public health disciplines. The participants receive leadership training, orientation to the public health disciplines, real world work experience, and a trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to meet public health professionals.

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Point of Contact: Relando Thompkins, MSW 
Phone: (734) 763-8688

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Other CDC Sponsored Student Opportunities


Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) 
The National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia invites rising collegiate juniors and seniors to apply for this paid 10-week summer internship. Undergraduate students that are passionate about the environment, about health, and about the link between the two will be paired with mentors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to gain experience in the fascinating field of Environmental Public Health. Students will receive a stipend of ~$620 per week to cover living expenses and other basic needs. More

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) / CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health MicrobiologyExternal Web Site Icon 
The goal of the program 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. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

Director of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) Internship Program External Web Site Icon 
DHPE's Internship Program offers a unique internship opportunity to prepare students of federally designated minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to apply academic skills and problem-solving to real-life work experiences while the public health programs they serve gain vitality and fresh perspectives from future leaders. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

CDC/ the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Applied Epidemiology FellowshipExternal Web Site Icon 
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) are accepting applications for the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program, which trains recent graduates in the field of applied epidemiology. During a two-year assignment, participating fellows develop applied epidemiologic skills during a high quality, mentored training experience in order to prepare them for a long-term career at the state or local level. While the program provides rigorous training for its participants, it is also designed with flexibility in order to meet the particular interests of the fellows. The fellowship program is designed for recent master's or doctoral level graduates in epidemiology or a related field who are interested in the practice of public health at the state or local level. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF)External Web Site Icon
The Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF) trains recent graduates in the expanding field of applied public health informatics. Participating Fellows will receive one year of on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of experienced mentors. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. APHIF is supported by the Association of the State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), otherwise known as the SHINE (Strengthening Health Systems through Interprofessional Education) partners. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) / CDC Student Ambassador Program
The TMCF Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Internship Program is designed to not only increase interest in public health as a career, but also to increase interest in the CDC among students who do not have a science background and thus, may not have ever considered the CDC as a great place to work. An extremely large agency, the CDC, like any major corporation, requires the talents and skills of individuals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

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Other Student Opportunities


White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) InternshipsExternal Web Site Icon 
Opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to gain experience in research, writing, coordination and outreach. Part-time and full-time internships during spring and fall semesters and full-time internships during the summer. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP) External Web Site Icon 
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. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training & Education ProgramsExternal Web Site Icon 
NIH has internships, awards, and other programs for students from high school through graduate school in a variety of health fields. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) ProgramExternal Web Site Icon 
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. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Internship ProgramExternal Web Site Icon 
A 10-week summer program that provides qualified AISES students with internship opportunities to explore potential federal service careers with select agencies. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP)External Web Site Icon 
As the largest Hispanic internship program in the nation, HACU/HNIP has placed over 7,600 college students in rewarding and challenging internships matching their majors and career goals. It provides a vital opportunity to address the historic under-representation of Hispanics/Latinos in the Federal government and many career fields. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) Training ProgramsExternal Web Site Icon 
HSHPS offers several paid training programs conducted across the United States and Latin America in government agencies and academic institutions. Most of the HSHPS trainees will work alongside other students sponsored by other nonprofit organizations in a government setting or students from the host institution. MoreExternal Web Site Icon

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF)External Web Site Icon 
The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D) in microbiology. MoreExternal Web Site Icon