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Preprofessional Opportunities

Summer Public Health Scholars Program


Category: Summer
Location: New York New York
Deadline: Late January


Recruiting college juniors, seniors and recent graduates.


This program is a partnership between Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health. SPHSP is designed to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical careers for juniors, seniors, and recent undergraduates. This competitive program equips students with the skill set and tools they need to pursue public health by providing rigorous public health coursework, hands-on field experience, seminars and workshops, and mentorship opportunities in New York City.

The 10-week program begins with a one-week orientation and ends with a showcase and expo at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Students are introduced to members of the CDC and have the opportunity to present their summer projects. All accepted students will receive housing accommodations on Columbia University’s Morningside campus along with a living stipend. All travel for students will also be covered by the program.

Students interested in participating in our virtual information session (Friday, November 9th; 3-4:30pm) can register at  

SPHSP applications for summer 2019 will open on November 1st, 2018 and close January 31st, 2019