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Preprofessional Opportunities

Barbara Jordan Congressional Scholars Program at Howard University


Category: Summer
Location: Washington, DC Washington D.C.
Deadline: Early December


Candidates must be in their senior year of undergraduate study or have graduated within the last twelve months from an accredited US college or university. Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in medical, law, or graduate school programs.


A program to honor the legacy of former Kaiser Trustee and Congresswoman, Barbara Jordan, by creating new opportunities for minority students in health policy and eventually, increasing the numbers of minority health policy professionals. The program will provide talented, economically disadvantaged college seniors or recent graduates with a 9-week summer college internship in a congressional office with major health policy responsibilities. The scholars will gain exposure to health policy issues and firsthand understanding of how the federal government works. Scholars will receive a stipend of $1500 upon completion of the program, an allowance, travel expenses to DC and lodging at Howard.