Public Health, Cross Cultural Medicine, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, & Border Health Opportunities- Deadline Extended 3/31/08

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Follow this link for information regarding the following opportunities.
http://www.studentinternshipprogram.com/programs.html

HSHPS/CDC Internship Program

9-week paid traineeship that places trainees at the CDC Headquarters
in Atlanta, GA. The goal of the training program is to increase the
overall knowledge of public health, to provide the necessary tools
needed to enhance trainees’ careers in medicine and public health, and
to increase the overall understanding of the CDC as an international
public health agency. The HSHPS/CDC Internship Program also matches
trainees with a mentor, an experienced scientist/researcher at the
CDC, depending on their area of interest and experience. The trainee
will assist their mentor with various aspects of a project, while at
the same time attending weekly seminars and networking events that the
CDC offers.

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HSHPS/CDC Fellowship Program

6-month paid traineeship that places trainees at the CDC Headquarters
in Atlanta, GA. The goal of the training program is to increase the
overall knowledge of public health, to provide the necessary tools
needed to enhance trainees’ careers in medicine and public health, and
to increase the overall understanding of the CDC as an international
public health agency. The HSHPS/CDC Internship Program also matches
trainees with a mentor, an experienced scientist/researcher at the
CDC, depending on their area of interest and experience. The trainee
will assist their mentor with various aspects of a project, while at
the same time attending weekly seminars and networking events that the
CDC offers.

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HSHPS/NCSH Internship Program

9-week traineeship that compiles statistical information to guide
actions and policies to improve the health of our people. NCHS is a
key element of our national public health infrastructure, providing
important surveillance information that helps identify and address
critical health problems. This federal agency which makes up part of
CDC places trainees in Hyattsville, MD.

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HIV/AIDs and Associated Comorbidities in the US-Mexico Border
Fellowship Program

6-month paid traineeship based at the University of California, San
Diego (UCSD), Division of International Health and Cross-Cultural
Medicine. The goal of the program is to train the next generation of
Hispanic public health and biomedical researchers to develop expertise
in HIV/AIDS and comorbidities associated with HIV including alcohol
and injection drug addictions; tuberculosis; sexually transmitted
infections; and mental health issues.

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HSHPS/ U.S.-Mexico Border Environmental Health Fellowship Program

6-month paid and mentored position for two fellows: One is at the
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)
extended campus in Laredo and the other is at the UTHSCSA Regional
Academic Health Center in Harlingen. Trainee will participate in an
informative range of Border-related leadership and educational
opportunities, including attending seminars, visiting clinics, health
departments and hospitals on both sides of the border and spend time
with families in colonias. These experiences will give you first hand
knowledge of major health challenges confronting public health workers
in this region, including obesity, tuberculosis, diabetes, and
zoonotic diseases.

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HSHPS/ Cancer Prevention & Control Internship Program

9-week traineeship based at the University of Puerto Rico, Graduate
School of Public Health and the Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Program of the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center.
This internship provides trainees with an increased understanding of
cancer prevention and control through practical hands-on experiences
on cancer research, community outreach, preventive clinical practice,
seminars and workshops. The program specifically focuses on Hispanics
with a special emphasis on health disparities in Puerto Ricans and
other Hispanic/Latino populations.

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HSHPS/ FRONTERA: Focusing on the Border Area Internship Program

10-week traineeship coordinated by the University of Arizona, College
of Medicine’s Hispanic Center of Excellence and Office of Outreach and
Multicultural Affairs. The program provides participants with an
increased understanding of public health disparities in the border
region through practical hands-on research training, role-model
mentoring and collaboration, and networking skills building in a
supportive environment. Each trainee is matched, according to their
area of interest, with a faculty mentor whose research has an impact
on border health.

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