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Health & Human Sciences Research & Funding

Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EH REP) at the University of Washington Seattle

The Environmental Health Research Experience Program is a funded nine week, summer experience for undergraduates with interest in an interdisciplinary field that uses the tools of science to solve human health problems related to the environment. EHREP provides students with hands on experience in laboratories of leading researchers, introduces them to key environmental and occupational health issues while offering research exposure that will help them become competitive for graduate school.  Students will work full-time under the supervision of a faculty mentor and will receive a stipend of $5,200.  

Students underrepresented in the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline for student applications is February 15, 2012.  

Program poster:  http://depts.washington.edu/ehug/documents/ehrep2012.pdf

EH REP is made possible by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Environmental and occupational health is the study of human health in the environment.  The field concerns itself with maintaining a safe supply of food and drinking water; discovering the mechanisms of environmentally related diseases; treating and disposing of solid and toxic wastes; reducing air, water, food, and noise pollution; and controlling workplace hazards.


The Carter Center

 The Carter Center offers paid summer internships for undergraduates who are interested in health, political science, human rights and the environment. Internships are offered both domestically and internationally.


National Institutes of Health – Undergrad Scholarships

  NIH offers numerous scholarships of up to $20000 per academic year to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Students who receive scholarships are required to complete a 10-week summer laboratory experience and work for NIH for one full year after graduation.


Department of State Internship

In this program, you'll apply theories and work on projects that give real-life meaning to your  classroom instruction. Scheduling is flexible and you could alternate full-time work with full semesters or quarters of study, or there may be part-time work available while you pursue your studies. You will earn a paycheck right from the start and become automatically  eligible for paid vacations and holidays, health and life insurance coverage, and retirement and investment plans.

*Not all of the internships here involve research.

Special Olympics Health Student Grants

Applications accepted year-round. Special Olympics is pleased to offer a grant opportunity for health professions students. The purpose of this program is to engage health professions students to work with persons with intellectual disabilities as a way of filling in a gap that exists in most health program curricula. The program promotes short-term projects exploring issues that impact the health and well-being of all persons with intellectual disabilities, including, but not limited to, Special Olympics athletes.


UCSF Summer Research Opportunities

UCSF offers summer research opportunities for undergraduate and master’s students in the health sciences.  College students planning to earn a PhD in the field spend up to 10 weeks working with UCSF faculty members on research projects. Students selected for summer research at UCSF will participate in seminars, lectures, and social events, creating a cohesive community of student researchers. At the end of the program, students will submit abstracts and give presentations of their research.