Summer Internship Awards

The Climate Change and Health Initiative is pleased to announce its CCHI Summer Internship Awards, which fund summer internship stipends for Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) MPH students. Eligible internships must be directly related to an aspect of climate change and public health. Internships may be located anywhere in the world, and may focus on applied public health research or public health practice.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, morbidity and mortality from heat waves; occupational heat stress; respiratory health effects of wildfires; interactions between climate change and air pollution; relationships between climate change and asthma, vector-borne, foodborne, waterborne, or other environmentally-transmitted diseases; climate change in relation to food insecurity and undernutrition; mental health effects of natural disasters; climate refugee health; social justice issues related to climate change and health; climate change and environmental toxicology (interactions/interplay between climate change and human exposure to a variety of chemical contaminants, such as endocrine disruptors, heavy metals, and pesticides); and health co-benefits of climate change mitigation (e.g., increased physical activity, plant-based diets). Research may involve observational and/or modeling studies.

Students must identify a CCHI affiliated faculty member as a mentor. There are two mentorship scenarios: 1) the internship involves working directly with the CCHI faculty mentor at Yale; or 2) the internship is located outside of Yale, in which case mentoring will be collaborative between the on-site preceptor and the CCHI faculty mentor.  

The application for this award should include 1) a description of the internship (1-2 pages); 2) a letter of support from the CCHI faculty mentor, who should agree to play an active mentorship role; 3) for non-Yale internships, a letter of support from the on-site preceptor; 4) a YSPH transcript; and 5) a curriculum vitae. Please apply through Yale University Student Grants & Fellowships. The deadline is March 29, 2020.