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Columbia University 2019 Summer Public Health Scholars Program

The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is designed for undergraduate students and its goal is to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. SPHSP is a partnership of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health. Together, they represent the broad spectrum of public health practice. SPHSP was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Minority Health, and Health Equity (OMHHE), under the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program (CUPS).

The program is designed 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.

The 2019 Application will open on November 1st, 2018.

For more information join them for their Virtual Information Session on November 9th, 2018 from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Register here: SPHSP Virtual Info Session

Program Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or U.S. National
  • Students who will have completed at least two years of college at an accredited institution by the beginning of the program: Rising juniors and seniors
  • Recent college graduates (after April 2018) who have not been accepted into a graduate program
  • Students with an Associate degree must provide proof of acceptance into a four-year institution
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, people with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Announcing 2019 Summer Paid Research Internship Opportunities for Undergraduate STEM Students

The Office of Science / US Department of Energy is pleased to announce paid research internship opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for the Summer of 2019. The application system for the 2019 Summer Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is currently open, with all applications due by 05:00 PM Eastern Time on January 10, 2019.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program places students from 2 and 4 year undergraduate institutions as paid interns in science and engineering research activities at DOE national laboratories and facilities, working with laboratory staff scientists and engineers on projects related to ongoing research programs. Appointments are for 10 weeks during the Summer term, are open to US Citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents, include a weekly stipend, reimbursement for one round trip domestic travel to the participant’s host DOE laboratory, and possibilities for a housing allowance. More than 850 internships are sponsored annually.

Application is made online. Full program information and descriptions, including links to the online application system, are available here.

2019 Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) hosts a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) that is designed to provide biomedical research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status.

About the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

The SURP is an intensive, 9-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for rising-senior undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research.  Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will:

  • Complete an independent research project;
  • Attend weekly research seminars;
  • Participate in professional development workshops designed to facilitate the preparation of competitive applications for graduate/medical school; and
  • Present their findings at a competitive poster session.

The program will run from Monday, June 10Friday, August 9, 2019.

An online application for the 2019 SURP will be available via the SURP website in mid-November 2018.

The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 11, 2019.

Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 18, 2019. 

Other Biomedical Research Internships

Also check out this catalog of biomedical research internships offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and first-year medical students.

Clinical Research Coordinator – Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities – at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Application Deadline 11/2.

For more than 20 years, Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities (IHCD) has worked to identify and eliminate disparities in health and cancer treatment among immigrants and minorities. Housed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since 2011, the IHCD Service offers a wide range of programs for patients, healthcare professionals, and patient advocates. Their team uses a multidisciplinary approach to address gaps in healthcare at the local, national, and global levels. Their community-based programs provide a gateway to health education and services for immigrants and other medically underserved minorities in New York City and beyond.

As an integral member of the research team, and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, the Clinical Research Coordinator assists with the maintenance of Patient Management and Data Management on clinical studies. In this role, you will work closely with MSK and each participating institution on data collection, entry and analysis and ensuring data quality and integrity throughout the life of the study.
You Have:
  • Language Requirement – Spanish or Chinese Fluency
  • A Bachelor’s degree – OR – High school diploma with 2 years medical or research experience
  • A genuine interest in working in health disparities research
  • Excellent Communication, attention to detail, information and time management, administrative and Computer Skills

Learn more in Handshake.

Local and On-Campus Winter Term Internships!

Are you interested in doing a Winter Term internship for credit but want to stay on campus?

Check out the great on-campus and local Winter Term internships in Handshake. Search “jobs,” click on “Filters,” scroll down to “labeled by your school” and select “Winter Term” to see all the offerings.

Sample On-Campus Internships:

  • Architectural Analysis Intern – Work with Marble Fairbanks, the architecture firm that has been engaged to work on a project at the Davis Library.
  • Study Abroad Intern – Learn about the field of study abroad in higher education with the International Programs & Off Campus Study office.
  • Oratory Now Intern – Help organize the Spencer Prize in Oratory event, develop oratory coaching curricula, and more.
  • Publishing Intern – Read and evaluate manuscripts, participate in editorial meetings, and more with the New England Review.

Sample Local Internships:

What’s that? You say you’re interested in doing an internship in another country for Winter Term instead? We have those too!  Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico….

First step: Find your internship in Handshake or on your own.
Second step: Apply to earn credit for the internship.  All information and timelines at go/WTinternships.
Need help? Drop by Quick Questions or schedule an appointment with a CCI advisor in your interest area.


Research Coordinator at the Center for Addiction Medicine at Mass General Hospital

The research coordinator’s responsibilities at the Center for Addiction Medicine will include serving as the primary research coordinator on a clinical research study. Working under the supervision of senior staff, he or she will be responsible for patient scheduling and recruitment as well as all subject-oriented study procedures, such as the administration of psychiatric scales and testing protocols, the careful monitoring of adverse events and worsening psychiatric or mood disturbances, administrative duties related to the careful operation of study protocol, and database programming and quality assurance.

The Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) is one of the major clinical research programs of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. CAM provides treatment, research and training opportunities in a multidisciplinary, outpatient setting.

Learn more about CAM:

Learn more about the position in Handshake.

When Should I Take the MCAT? Kaplan’s Ultimate Guide

With 30 test dates to choose from in 2019, it can be easy to put the decision of when to take the MCAT on the back-burner. But in reality, choosing when to take the MCAT is a very important choice. Think about it like this: lots of longer-term decisions—like when to schedule your test prep—depend on your MCAT test date.

Taking just a little bit of time now to determine your future test date can put you ahead of the game and help you develop a strong plan for your MCAT success.

Kaplan generally recommends that students give themselves at least three to five months to prepare for the MCAT. As such, if you want to test in January or March, then you’ll want to get started in September or October. If you’re testing in April, May, June, or July, then January or February is the perfect time to get started on your prep.

Remember that the application cycle opens in June of each year, and you will want your official MCAT score to be released and ready to go when you submit your application. That way, your application can immediately be considered as soon as it is received, since most schools operate on rolling admissions.

Read the full article here.