2017 Summer Internship Summary

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International vs. Domestic Internships: 

73% domestic

27% global

During the summer of 2017, 126 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.
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CT vs. Non-CT US

48% CT

52% Non-CT US

Seventy-three percent of the internships were in various parts of the United States. Of these, 48 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 examining HtrA family of serine proteases and their linkage to chronic diseases; a Genome-Wide Association Study of Germline and Somatic Mutations in Breast Cancer Patients; implementing a Comprehensive Care Model for HIV including PrEP Delivery to MSM; and an Exploration of the CDC Prevention Epicenter for Hospital Acquired Infections.
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75% North America

2% Africa

13% Europe

8% Asia

2% Oceania

The remaining 27 percent of the 2017 summer internships were international placements in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Global student interns were engaged in diverse projects such as implementation and validation of an IgG3 ELISA assay test for Improved Zika virus diagnostics; a cohort study aiming at the estimation of mortality rate among drug users in Cyprus; evaluation of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s support to the Government of Bihar in bringing down the infant mortality rate; exposure to Phthalates from drinking water in Romanian adolescents; and development of a Global Malaria Drug Resistance Profile.
USA Kenya Fiji United Kingdom India
Mexico Uganda Samoa Switzerland China
Nicaragua Burkina Faso Cyprus Lebanon
Puerto Rico Romania Indonesia