This program provides an opportunity for master’s level students at accredited schools of public health, and medical residents in internal or preventive medicine, to complete a research and practice-based internship related to public health. Highly motivated undergraduate students with a specific interest in public health and/or preventive medical research are also considered for acceptance into this program.
The internship provides a unique experience to apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom while working on research projects funded by the CDC, NIH, foundations, industry, or other sources. Interns assist the PRC research staff in developing and implementing community-based participatory research projects and/or clinical research projects. These projects focus on topics such as nutrition, physical activity, and/or chronic disease prevention.