Minority Global Health Disparities
Undergraduate Program (Formerly Global Health Promotion Research Program)
The Minority Global Health Disparities Research Program (MHIRT) consists of a summer internship for up to three months (June–August) in one of several countries and fields of research. One student from the School of Arts and Sciences will be chosen to participate.
|Field Placements for Summer 2014 (application due Dec. 9, 2013)|
|Australia||The Biology of Stress|
|South Korea||North Korean Refugee Parenting|
|Sweden||Pain, Health Status, and Quality of Life|
|South Africa||(a) HIV/AIDS, Adolescent Health; or
(b) Violence Against Women/Women’s Health
The application and recommendation forms are available in the Wyman Park Building, Suite N600, or can be downloaded here:
The application and two recommendation forms must be turned in to Lisa Jia, Wyman Park Building, Suite N600, no later than Monday, December 9, 2013. Please inform the persons recommending you that the recommendation forms must be received in a sealed envelope by the above date. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the recommendations have been sent. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted—no exceptions.
Applicants will be evaluated based on previous research courses and experience, strong interest in research career, commitment to addressing health disparities, description of competencies, level of maturity, and cultural adaptability. All applicants MUST have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and MUST be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
One student from the School of Arts and Sciences will be selected. The selection will be sent to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, which will conduct student interviews with participating School of Nursing faculty. Students will be placed at a specific site after these interviews and notified of their placement prior to the winter break. All students are required to attend a week-long training session in May to prepare them for traveling abroad. Please note: While the program directors make every effort to ensure that applicants are given one of their top three choices, there is absolutely no guarantee that applicants will be placed in the lab of their choice.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact Lisa Jia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have specific questions about the logistics of the program, please contact Danielle Simms at email@example.com.