Are you an undergraduate student interested in exploring the world of public health research?
The Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health is a 10-week summer program that provides undergraduates with a graduate-level, independent research project in the biomedical or public health field. For a printable one page handout about DSIP, click here.
Students work under the direct mentoring of accomplished Johns Hopkins researchers, gaining valuable experience in a collaborative, challenging and fun environment.
The Diversity Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States, including underrepresented and economically disadvantaged areas. The application is now closed and will reopen on November 1, 2014.
Participants in the Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) work with prominent researchers in various departments throughout the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Medicine to study a variety of subjects. Some of the centers and departments which have supported interns in the past include:
- Autoimmune Disease Research Center
- Center for Adolescent Health
- Center for American Indian Health
- Environmental Health Sciences
- Health, Behavior and Society
- Health, Policy and Management
Below are examples of poster titles from past projects:
- Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Bar and Nightclub Employees
- Optimization of Recombinant Soluble HLA-DR1 Protein Production for In Vitro Studies
- A New Mouse Model of Chronic Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis
- The Association between Neighborhood Disorder and Hypertension Mediated through Stress
Comments from DSIP Alumni
"DSIP is more than research; it's an opportunity to align my values with my career aspirations while helping me become a better person both personally and professionally." Tichelle Porch, DSIP 2013
"My mentor provided great support. My project was really interesting and I learned a lot, particularly from the graduate student in my lab. I have worked in labs before, but I obtained a whole new skill set from my project here and really enjoyed it." Avril Coley, DSIP 2013
"I could not have asked for a better summer experience than my past one with DSIP! My mentors never hesitated to teach me the basics of doing research and I know I will have a successful grad school career as a direct role of the people who guided me." Jelani Harvey, DSIP 2012, MSPH Student, Class of 2014
"DSIP is a wonderful program! I got the chance to meet with so many people in the department that I'll be applying to. I now have really good relationships with faculty in my future field who are willing to serve as mentors for me." Yves-Yvette Young, DSIP 2012
Program Alumni from the Bloomberg School
DSIP alumni are encouraged to apply for graduate studies at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Congratulations to the following DSIP alumni who are now graduates from the Bloomberg School of Public Health:
Class Of 2013
- Jackie Ferguson, MHS, Envrionmental Health Sciences, DSIP 2012
- Nekeshia McInnis, MSPH, Healthy Policy and Management, DSIP 2010
Class Of 2012
- Jessica Brandt, MHS, Environmental Health Sciences, DSIP 2011
- Tamandra Morgan, ScM, Genetic Counseling, DSIP 2009
- Oscar Nnoli, MHS, Micromolecular Biology and Immunology, DSIP 2008/2009
- Robert Shin, MHS, Environmental Health Sciences, DSIP 2009
- Jennifer White, MHS, Population Family and Reproductive Health, DSIP 2009