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. Starting November 1, 2012, visit the Diversity Summer Internship Program’s online application page to begin filling out an application.
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
"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
"I had a great experience with the research I conducted over the summer. My faculty mentor was amazing and helpful." Ashley Henry, DSIP 2011
"This was, hands down, the best 10 weeks ever – I learned so much! Thank you so much for providing me this opportunity." Aubrey Hererra, DSIP 2011
Program Alumni from the Bloomberg School Class Of 2012
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 class of 2012.
- Tamandra Morgan, 2009 Diversity Summer Internship Program Intern, ScM, Genetic Counseling
- Oscar Nnoli, 2008/2009 Diversity Summer Internship Program Intern, MHS, Micromolecular Biology and Immunology
- Robert Shin, 2009 Diversity Summer Internship Program Intern, MHS, Environmental Health Sciences
- Jennifer White, 2009 Diversity Summer Internship Program Intern, MHS, Population Family and Reproductive Health