- 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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
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.