The 2013 Spring/Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority
Health and Health Disparities (SOAR-MHHD) Research Internship is aimed at
engaging, recruiting, and training highly qualified undergraduate students
from underrepresented minority and other disparity populations, from local
universities, into minority health and health disparities research careers.
The internship is supported through the Center of Excellence for Health
Disparities in Our Nation’s Capital (CEHD), a National Institute on
Minority Health and Health Disparities grant award to Georgetown and
Howard Universities, in collaboration with the Georgetown-Howard
Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS). Our
goal is to promote careers in minority health and health disparities
research. The vision of the CEHD is to eliminate health disparities by
transferring knowledge from research to practice to policy.
The SOAR-MHHD Research Internship is a specialized didactic and mentored
academic semester and summer long program designed to provide an
opportunity to engage in research related to minority health and health
disparities. This program will bring together undergraduate students from
diverse backgrounds and interests in the Washington, DC metro area to
create a rich mix of participants from across disciplinary backgrounds
with different career goals.
Research interns will participate in multi-disciplinary research projects
of senior investigators who will also serve as mentors and role models.
The program structure consists of:
A mentored research experience;
Visits to research facilities;
Participation in clinical and translational research activities;
Social events; and
A summer research symposium.
The time commitment is part-time during the spring semester (~15-20
hours/week) and full-time during the summer (40 hours/week). Research
interns will receive a stipend and other costs may be covered.
Research interns are United States citizens and legal residents who are
from underrepresented backgrounds that are seeking experience in health
Completed online application including a short description of interest
in minority health and health disparities research and potential career
Copy of college transcript
Two letters of recommendation
Application deadline: January 31, 2013
Decision deadline: February 8, 2013
Program dates: February 18, 2013 to August 2, 2013