Fall 2012 DHPE Internship Program
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Sixteen undergraduate and graduate students participated in
the Fall 2012 DHPE Internship Program.
Interns were placed in various federal, state
and local agencies and community-based organizations across the country and San
Juan, Puerto Rico.
internship program concluded on December 14th.
While gaining practical experience in public
health, students also participated in weekly webinars to learn more about
health disparities and receive professional development.
Here are a few thoughts from students that
participated in the fall internship.
As a student in
Jackson, MS I feel highly fortunate to have been allotted this experience,
because there are little to none internship opportunities for students in my
particular field of study.
Jackson State University
Internship –My Brother's Keeper, Jackson, MS
During this program, I
met and developed relationships with many influential people in the field of
public health and learned the importance of building and strengthening
professional partnerships in program and career development.
Trinity Washington University
Internship –The District of Columbia Department of Health, Washington,
this opportunity I have broaden my horizons and acquired new experiences in the
public health field. Working at CDC helped me to develop skills outside the
classroom. It exposed me to the real world experience, helping me grow
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Internship – Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, Dengue Branch, San Juan, Puerto Rico