PROGRAM ELIGIBILTY

  • Current junior, senior, or recent graduate (within one year) of an undergraduate institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 

APPLICATION OPENS OCTOBER 1ST. DUE DATE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019 BY 11:59PM.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcript mailed directly to Public Health Sciences Institute, Morehouse College (postmarked by January 31)
    Morehouse College 
    Public Health Science Institute
    ATTN: Project Imhotep
    830 Westview Drive S.W., Box 140088
    Atlanta, Georgia 30314
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita
  • Two completed online recommendation forms (upon submission of your application your recommenders will be notified via email)

Send all questions to: phsi@morehouse.edu

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Only complete applications are reviewed. "Complete" refers to submission of all required documents by the deadline, as well as completion of all fields of the online application.
  • Once the application deadline has passed, all complete applications are reviewed.
  • The top 150 candidates are selected for a phone interview. No in-person interviews will be conducted.
  • Program Mentors are sent the top 100 candidates and select their top 3 students.
  • Based on the mentors selections, and the candidate's application, and phone interview; Imhotep staff will select the final candidates. 40 students will ultimately be selected to participate in the 2019 program.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Didactic Training: All interns participate in intense didactic training for the first two weeks. Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Public Health and Health Disparities
  • Introduction to Biostatistics and Computer Applications (with training in SPSS)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Scientific Writing 

Hands-on Experience/Mentoring: Interns are paired with public health professional mentors from a variety of public health agencies on the federal, state and local level; academic institutions; and community based organizations in Atlanta, GA, Cincinnati, OH, Washington DC and Chapel Hill, NC. Interns will work under the guidance and supervision of their mentors on a public health research project, 5 days a week for eight weeks, gaining direct exposure to the practice of public health.

Community Service: Interns are required to complete 16 hours of community service during their time in Project Imhotep. Past community service opportunities have included: food sorting at the Atlanta Community Food Bank; farming at the Truly Living Well Community Garden in West End; feeding the homeless in downtown Atlanta with Service Spree; and more. 

Stipend: A stipend for participation is provided to all interns.

Travel: Each intern is provided financial support for round-trip travel.

Housing: Housing is provided to all interns on the campus of Morehouse College.

Final Project: Each intern is required to complete a final paper and deliver a final oral poster presentation to Project Imhotep staff, faculty, mentors and invited guests based on their summer research.