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 2019 will open in November 2018. DSIP shares an application with the School of Medicine's summer internship programs. Note: in the application system, DSIP is listed as "Bloomberg School of Public Health" in the drop down menus in the "Research Opportunities" portion of the 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
"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
"The DSIP program is engages interns on academic, professional, and personal levels."
-DeRay Chatter, 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 2018
- Yarelix Estrada, MSPH, Health Policy and Management, DSIP 2015
- Pola Olczak, ScM, Biochemistry Molecular Biology, DSIP 2009
- Summer Rak, MSPH, Health Policy and Management DSIP 2015/2016
- Alexandria Schmall, MSPH, International Health DSIP 2016
- Raquel Serruya, MHS, Environmental Health Engineering, DSIP 2017
Class Of 2017
- Yinka Bode George, MHS, Environmental Health Engineering, DSIP 2016
- Tichelle Porch, MHS, Health, Behavior & Society, DSIP 2013
- Annu Sharma, MHS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, DSIP 2013/2016
- Chynae Vicks, MSPH, Health, Behavior & Society, DSIP 2012
Class Of 2016
- Daisy Colon Lopez, PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, DSIP 2008
- Aqsa Jamil, ScM, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, DSIP 2012
Class of 2015
- Amanda Belknap, MSPH, Population Family and Reproductive Health, DSIP 2012
- Christina Bischoff, MHS, Health, Behavior & Society, DSIP 2012
- Ben Schanker, MPH, DSIP 2008
- Xiayou Wang, MPP, Health Policy and Management, DSIP 2012
Class Of 2014
- Cynthia Gallardo, MHS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, DSIP 2008/2009
- Jelani Harvey, MHS, Health, Policy and Management, DSIP 2012
- Miranda Jones, PhD , Epidemiology, DSIP 2007/2008
Class Of 2013
- Jackie Ferguson, MHS, Envrionmental Health Sciences, DSIP 2012
- Nekeshia McInnis, MSPH, Health 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