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Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) Faculty Information

DSIP 2020 Call for Faculty Mentors, Projects, and Speakers

Faculty support is critical to the success of  the Diversity Summer Internship Program. We are currently seeking faculty mentors and projects for the summer of 2020. The program runs May 26 -July 31, 2020.  Faculty from across all departments in the Bloomberg School of Public Health are invited to submit proposals, using the Project Proposal Form, now through February 7, 2020. Examples of project duties include:

  • Laboratory-based research
  • Data collection and/or analysis
  • Literature reviews
  • Aiding in the development of communications materials
  • Community outreach

While exact hours may vary, interns are expected to work 35-40 hours/week on their research project. In addition, interns attend mandatory Monday seminars, complete weekly assignments, draft a research paper, prepare and execute an oral presentation, and design a research poster. For more information about mentor expectations, click here. Interns are funded through various offices, fellowships, and grants.

Guest Speakers Needed

Faculty in the Bloomberg School of Public Health are also invited to participate in DSIP by presenting their work during Monday morning hour-long seminars throughout the program beginning the first week of June. Interested faculty can email Shekeitha Jeffries ( with preferred dates and topic information.

For more information about the Diversity Summer Internship Program contact Jessica Harrington in the Office of Student Life.

2019 Faculty Acknowledgements 

The Diversity Summer Internship Program is grateful for support from the following faculty who supported DSIP 2019. For a complete list of participating mentors, please see last year's poster session booklet. We are also grateful to the following guest speakers for their contributions to DSIP: 

Betty Addison
Shane Bryan
Marie Diener West
Barbara Detrick
David Fakunle
Paul Hutchinson
Megan Latshaw
Terri Powell
Keshia Pollack Porter
Tanjala Purnell
Beth Resnick
Roland Thorpe
Jennifer White