Epi Scholars Program Eligibility and Application

The program is currently open to graduate-level epidemiology students (defined as having completed the equivalent of an academic year of graduate courses or more) from participating universities.

Candidates should have:

  • Graduate-level epidemiology and biostatistics coursework and experience analyzing data
  • Commitment and/or demonstrated interest in applied public health research
  • Potential for future leadership in the public health sector
  • An excellent record of academic achievement

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The Epi Scholar application process has recently changed. To learn more about how to apply for an internship, read Getting Started: An Instruction Guide for Epi Scholar Applicants (PDF)

Students are responsible to submit complete application packages by the February 15th deadline. Only completed applications will be considered.

A complete application consists of:

  • Epi Scholars Student Application
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal essay
  • Current school transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • Letter of recommendation and reference form


All applications must be received or postmarked by the February 15 application deadline. The Epi Scholars program hopes to inform accepted students of their status four to six weeks after the application deadline.

Contact Information

NYC Epi Scholars Program
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
42-09 28th Street, 7th Floor, CN 65
Long Island City, NY, 11101-4132
Fax: (347) 396-2891
Email: epischolars@health.nyc.gov

International Students

International student applicants are required to have completed two full semesters of coursework at their school prior to summer in order to receive valid work authorization. Work authorization must be obtained from the school they currently attend.