2016 Summer Internship Summary

During the summer of 2016, 131 students embarked for places near and far to complete their M.P.H. internships in a wide range of governmental, non-profit and for-profit organizations in local, state, national and international settings.
Seventy-five percent of the internships were in various parts of the United States. Of these, 67 percent were in Connecticut. Interns engaged in a variety of important public health projects enabling them to develop and demonstrate a wide range of public health competencies. Examples include a comprehensive study to better understand the potential adverse health effects associated with exposure to crumb rubber.; examining patterns of outcome and survivorship for breast cancer patients; exploring culturally responsive health and education practices for Native American youth; the effect of climate change and food security on women's reproductive health; and development of an algorithm to identify risk factors for hospital readmissions through the use of electronic medical records
The remaining 33 percent of the 2016 summer internships were international placements in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. Global student interns were engaged in diverse projects such as longitudinal analysis of seasonal rat abundance and activity in association with leptospirosis incidence in Brazilian urban slums; a research study on Barriers to HPV and cervical cancer prevention in urban and rural populations of León, Nicaragua; epidemiologic study of humans infected with H7N9 avian influenza virus in mainland China; analysis of the prevalence of infectious diseases (HIV, HBV and HCV) among drug users in Cyprus; and a global research & development blueprint, which is a framework for international disease outbreak response to prevent global pandemics.

NORTH AMERICA

AFRICA

SOUTH AMERICA

EUROPE

ASIA

USA

South Africa

Mexico

United Kingdom

India

Ghana

Nicaragua

Switzerland

China

Peru

England

Lebanon

Brazil

Switzerland

Nepal

Cyprus

Bangladesh

United Arab Emirates