CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) Program
CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity internship opportunities for eligible undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings. See the various opportunities below:
- Columbia University Medical Center – Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) – The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is a 10-week summer training program for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students’ exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.
- Kennedy Krieger Institute – Maternal Child Health Careers / Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) – 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 focuses on the social determinants of health, elimination of health disparities, and evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities.
- Morehouse College – Project IMHOTEP – Morehouse College’s Project IMHOTEP is an 11-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE). Interns will culminate their experience by developing a research manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal and giving an oral poster presentation to their peers, mentors and other public health professionals.
- Morehouse College – Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (MC PHLFP) Program – The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (PHLFP) is a rigorous 10-week summer program designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities.
- University of Michigan School of Public Health – Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) – The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is meant to foster knowledge of, excitement about, and commitment to health equity.
- UCLA – Public Health Scholars Training Program – The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is an 8-week residential summer training program that will expose undergraduate students to the field of public health. The program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development.
- Kennedy Krieger Institute – Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows) – The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded, a 10-week summer program that provides a research-based educational and professional development experience for students interested in infectious diseases, public health, mental health, maternal and child health and health disparities research.
Applications for all programs due January 31, 2020.