Public Health Sciences Institute

Project Imhotep

2018 PROJECT IMHOTEP COHORT - THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SUMMER! 

SUMMER 2019 APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE! APPLY NOW!

2019 PROGRAM DATES: MAY 20 - AUGUST 2

Project Imhotep is an eleven-week summer internship program supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE). The OMHHE supports the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) program to create a public health workplace experience to increase student interest in minority health. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Project Imhotep is an eleven-week summer internship program designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health.

The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training in public health courses such as Public Health & Health Disparities, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Scientific Writing. The purpose of this training is to equip interns with the academic information necessary to complete the program. During the following nine weeks, interns are paired in a one-on-one mentored relationship with experts at CDC, academic institutions, local and state agencies, or community based organizations to complete a public health research project. In addition, interns participate in a variety of seminars, workshops, educational initiatives and are required to complete 16 hours of community service.

Interns will culminate their experience by giving an oral poster presentation to their peers, mentors and public health professionals and develop a research manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal. Interns will receive a stipend, lodging on the campus of Morehouse College, course credit and travel expenses to and from their city of origin. 

2019 SUMMER TIMELINE

Monday, October 1 Application Opens
Thursday, January 31

Application Closes (11:59pm)

All application materials due

February 2019 Phone Interviews
March 2019 Acceptance Letters are e-mailed

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

This summer, in partnership with GoodieNation, Project Imhotep interns participated in a Public Health Innovation Challenge! For 3 days, interns worked in groups to create innovative initiatives to address some of the world's top public health issues, such as, food deserts, obesity, access to care, STIs and more! Check out the video below to see what our interns created! 

 

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