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Diversity Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates


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. Dates for DSIP 2021  TBD. 

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. 

DSIP is one of several summer programs on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Information about other summer programs can be found on JHMI's summer program page. Please note: DSIP does not share an application with programs in the School of Medicine.  For questions, about JHMI programs, email  

Leadership Alliance Applicants

Johns Hopkins University is a Leadership Alliance (LA) partner. The University is one of many summer research sites. As such, LA applicants, who select Johns Hopkins University, are reviewed by various JHU summer programs.  Those who are interested in DSIP need to list our program in their essay when they discuss their interests in summer research. To be considered for DSIP, LA applicants need to meet the program's general qualifications listed below. 


Undergraduate students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) enrolled in a degree-seeking program within a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply. Applicants should have completed two years of study prior to beginning the program. Preference is given to students who have one or two years of undergraduate study remaining and seniors who have applied to a graduate program in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Students from underrepresented minority groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in public health, science, and medicine are encouraged to apply. For additional information, visit our FAQ's page

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 was one of the most amazing and challenging experiences of my life."
-Treasure Ramirez, DSIP 2019

"DSIP was more then an internship. It was an experience geared towards building future public health practitioners. Not only was I exposed to the world of molecular microbiology and immunology, but I was also constantly supported and challenged to find my voice and figure out the next step in my professional development."
-Austin Castellanos, DSIP 2018

"This program differed from my past internships in that my mentor at Johns Hopkins University was more accessible in a way that promoted learning while allowing a lot of independence as well." 
-Brooke Gipson, DSIP 2017

"This was more than just a research experience, it was also a program of mentorship."
-Jelonia Rumph, DSIP 2016

"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


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 2020

Class Of 2019

Class Of 2018

Class Of 2017

Class Of 2016

Class of 2015

Class Of 2014

Class Of 2013

Class Of 2012