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Diversity Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates


DSIP 2015

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 for summer 2016 is now closed. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 1.  DSIP 2016 will take place May 22- July 30. 

Past Projects

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:

Below are examples of poster titles from past projects:

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, Current JHSPH Student (MHS, HBS) 

"The DSIP program is engages interns on academic, professional, and personal levels."  
DeRay Chatter, DSIP 2014 

"I appreciated that this program focused not only on my academic growth but my growth as an individual. I was appreciated and respected for my contributions. As a result I felt encouraged to grow as a person and as a scholar."
-Jessie Davis, DSIP 2015

"This internship challenged me on ways that no other internship has in the past. I really learned about myself as well as my true passion for public health. The experience I had with my project was very challenging but in the end very happy that I chose it. I learned a lot through the DSIP program and feel prepared to take the next steps toward my academic and career goals!"
-Erika Fimbres, DSIP 2014 

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 2016

Class of 2015

Class Of 2014

Class Of 2013

Class Of 2012