Global Health Practicum opportunity: 2017 Research programs at Washington University, St. Louis

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November 17th, 2016

Develop your public or global health expertise and experience through this competitive eight-week program.


  • Work in real world public health practice and research environments, including some international sites
  • Gain exposure to top investigators and diverse research topics
  • Receive individualized career counseling and develop career interests
  • Build a social network with student peers and faculty
  • Receive a $4,000 stipend and a free Metrolink transit pass for non-WashU students

For students working at an international site, travel to and from St. Louis to the research site

These eight-week programs are open to current full-time undergraduate students; graduate students pursuing an MPH, MSW, or other related master’s degree program; and medical students looking to gain experience in the field of public and global health research (especially infectious diseases).

Eligibility limited to U.S. and international students enrolled at the time of participation in the program, or matriculating in fall 2017, at a U.S.–based university/college.

These programs will expose students and future investigators to research in a lab or field-based setting and further their interest in public health or global health. They include mandatory didactic sessions and seminars, and are an opportunity to establish a career-building network. Participants are expected to pursue their research training full time, defined as 40 hours per week, and also attend all program events (if based in St. Louis). At the end of the eight weeks the students will give presentations at a student research symposium.


Applications accepted: November 1, 2016 – February 1, 2017 Program runs: June 1 – July 31, 2017

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The programs are supported by the Institute for Public Health and its Global Health Center at Washington University in St. Louis and the Children’s Discovery Institute, a partnership between St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.