Epi Scholars Program

The NYC Epi Scholars program is a full-time, paid 10-12 week summer internship program for top graduate epidemiology students at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

Scholars receive supplemental training from senior researchers including training in theory, methods, and public health practice to enhance their understanding of the root causes of disease. All scholars have the opportunity to present their findings to senior epidemiologists, key stakeholders and their peers. For many of the scholars this research internship is used to fulfill thesis requirements and often serves as an opportunity to develop a publishable paper or report.

Students in the Epi Scholars Program receive:

  • An allowance to defray expenses for a full-time 10-12 week summer internship.
  • Mentoring by some of the nation’s leading epidemiologists and researchers.
  • Enhanced academic opportunities and seminars in methods, theory, and public health practice.
  • Practical experience in statistical analysis using programs such as SAS®, SPSS ®, STATA®, or SUDAAN®.
  • Opportunities to present project findings to senior epidemiologists, key stakeholders and their peers.
  • Opportunities to interact and collaborate with Epi Scholars and senior public health professionals from across the country.
  • The possibility of working on publishable reports 
    and thesis support.

Participating Universities

The NYC Epi Scholars Program is currently open to students from the following universities:

Epi Scholars Brochure

  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy
  • Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
  • George Washington University School of Public Health
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • New York Medical College
  • New York University
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Rutgers School of Public Health
  • San Diego State University
  • Stanford University
  • SUNY Downstate School of Public Health
  • Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • University of California, Berkley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor School of Public Health
  • University of North Carolina School of Public Health 
    at Chapel Hill
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
  • Yale School of Public Health