Thursday, November 15, 2012

Summer 2012 Paid Research Internships in Brazil & Uganda

Application deadlines are Dec. 17 (earlybird) and Dec. 31 (final).

FULLY-FUNDED summer travel to Brazil or Uganda to conduct a 10 week research project on health and health disparities!

Paid international research training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students sponsored by the Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program at Christian Brothers University (CBU).

Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Both qualitative and quantitative research opportunities are available

 Roundtrip Airfare
 Paid Living Expenses
 Monthly Stipend
 Life changing research and travel experience

 US Citizens and Permanent Residents
 Undergraduate and Graduate Students
(Note: priority is given to undergrads)
 Students with a minimum 3.0 GPA
 Students interested in pursuing a terminal degree (i.e. MD, PhD, etc.)
 Priority given to students from health disparate, financially disadvantaged, and/or minority populations.

 Application information is available at:
 Priority deadline: Dec. 17th, 5:00pm CST
 Final deadline: Dec. 31st, 5:00pm CST

The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT)program at CBU provides international research training opportunities to qualified undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from socially or economically disadvantaged groups who have been historically underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research careers.
  • This program offers research sites in Brazil and Uganda. Students spend 10 weeks during the summer at their designated international research site. CBU has partnered with leading scientists and universities in these countries who serve as research mentors for MHIRT students.
  • MHIRT students engage in research related to: biomedical science, behavioral science, environmental science, carnivore conservation, and/or public health.
  • MHIRT is a paid internship. All expenses relative to travel, room and board, preparation, and workshops are paid.  In addition, students receive a monthly stipend.
  • This program has been continuously funded since 2000 by the Fogarty International Center and the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.
  • The Mid-South Coalition For Minority International Research consists of the lead institution, Christian Brothers University, and the following participating universities: LeMoyne Owen College, Rhodes College, Tennessee State University, and  University of Memphis.
  • Preference is given to students from participating schools within the Coalition and from the Mid-South Region; however, any US citizen or permanent resident may apply.
All applications materials must be e-mailed to Julia Hanebrink (

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