December 30, 2004

HSHPS/CDC Student Internship Program

We would like to announce, Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) are now accepting applications for the 2005 HSHPS/CDC Student Internship Program.

The purpose of the HSHPS/CDC Student Internship is to foster the development of public health and research skills of Hispanic Health Professions students in order to increase the number of individuals who pursue careers in epidemiology, preventive medicine, and public health research.

The internship provides an 8-week enriching experience at the central offices of the CDC in Atlanta, GA.  The internship experience is intended to equip students with the research/clinical experiences that will expose them to current techniques in surveillance and interventions directed at improving the health of Hispanic populations. The HSHPS/CDC Internship Program will cover the students’ costs for travel, housing, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.

Over the past year, HSHPS staff and board members have been working hard to expand the organization’s activities in support of its membership’s efforts in the education of Hispanic students and in the expansion of Hispanic health care research. In addition, last summer HSHPS was able to sponsor 22 students (an increase over 200% of last year) from different universities around the country. The HSHPS/CDC Internship Program stands out among other student programs while giving an enriching experience to each participant.

The HSHPS/CDC Student Internship Program continues to make great strides in accomplishing this mission. HSHPS would like to continue to expand this opportunities to medical and public health students. Please help us continue this effort by distributing the attached application to students and interested parties. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Quinteros at 202-293-2701 or via e-mail hshps@hshps.org


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