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The Epi Scholars Program: A Paid Summer Experience

The Epi Scholars Program, a national program that offers paid 10–12 week summer internships in applied epidemiology research, is now accepting applications for Summer 2012.
The Epi Scholars Program: A Paid Summer Experience

The application deadline for the Epi Scholars Program is February 15, 2012.

January 12, 2012

The Epi Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2012. The Epi Scholars Program is a national program that offers paid 10–12 week summer internships in applied epidemiology research. Eligible applicants must be qualified public health masters and doctoral level students enrolled in one of 15 participating universities. The application deadline is February 15, 2012.

Students in the Epi Scholars Program may chose from projects at Public Health - Seattle & King County, Los Angeles County Health Department, and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In addition to working on substantive applied epidemiology projects, the scholars also have the opportunity to be mentored by senior public health epidemiologists. The scholars focus on health disparities research in public health practice settings, complete a quantitative data analysis, and write a report of the findings. Participants also complete a series of supplementary workshops on applied epidemiology topics.

The 2012 internship takes place June 11–August 17, 2012. Each scholar will receive an $8,400 stipend.

Applicants should have completed graduate level epidemiology and biostatistics coursework (equivalent to courses required during the first year of the epidemiology Masters in Public Health program) and experience analyzing data. The Epi Scholars Program is looking for an excellent record of academic achievement, commitment and/or demonstrated interest in applied public health research, and potential for future leadership in the public health sector.

Application materials may be found at the national Epi Scholars Program website. Also, Public Health - Seattle & King County has more information for those interested in the program at that agency. For additional information, contact Karen Hartfield at epischolars@kingcounty.gov.


Participating Universities:

  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
  • George Washington University School of Public Health
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • San Diego State University
  • Stanford University
  • Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • University of California, Berkley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor School of Public Health
  • University of North Carolina School of Public Health at Chapel Hill
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
  • Yale School of Public Health

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