Health Fields of Study


HEALTH POLICY FELLOWSHIP

Growing the Next Generation of Indian Health Advocates

NIHB Health Policy Fellows are a diverse group of talented Native youth who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities.

Fellows work directly with their Tribal leadership to identify one priority health issue. Then, with the support of program mentors, Fellows learn how to analyze policy in their issue area, create informed recommendations, and advocate for change.

Health Policy Fellows:

  • Learn about the policies that affect the health of Indian people
  • Grow their team-building and leadership skills
  • Educate their Congressional and Tribal leaders on important health issues
  • Learn tips for being effective advocates and community changemakers
  • Present at national conferences and gatherings
  • Contribute to the development of national and Tribal health programs and policies

Apply to Become a Health Policy Fellow

Applications are due March 30, 2019 by 11:59PM.
Download your application here. Then either mail, email or fax your application materials to:

Mailing Address:
National Indian Health Board
Attn: Youth Department
910 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003

Email: wgardner@nihb.org

Fax Number: 1-202-507-4071

Please contact, Dr. Wendee Gardner, NIHB’s Youth Engagement Manager at wgardner@nihb.org or 202-548-7297 if you have any questions or want to learn more.

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (UM FPHLP) is a 10-week residential summer program funded by the CDC. UM FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning and awareness in the field of public health. The summer program is designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The 2019 program will run from May 28 – July 31, 2019 and includes public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience, seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.
Applications are due January 31, 2019 11:59PM EST.

Eligibility:

  • Students who have completed at least two years (or equivalent) of undergraduate study from an accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory;
  • Recent college graduates (Fall/Winter 2018 or Spring 2019) who have not been accepted into a graduate program;
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident or U.S. National;
  •  African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged individuals are strongly encouraged to apply; and
  • Minimum of 2.7 GPA is recommended.

*Note: Students with an Associates Degree must provide proof of acceptance into a 4-year institution.

To Apply: Create an account here, and:

  • Complete the online application (including essay section);
  • Provide unofficial University transcript(s) in PDF format;
  • Resume in PDF format; and
  • Provide two letters of recommendation uploaded by recommenders by January 31, 2019.

*Click here for tips for a stronger application.

Questions? If you have questions, please email fphl.program@umich.edu or call 734-763-1694.

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (U-M FPHLP) is a 10- week residential summer program that provides students with opportunities for growth, learning, and awareness in the field of public health. FPHLP students will be introduced to public health careers, strengthen and broaden their leadership for addressing health equity, increase their awareness of health disparities, build practical experiences, and develop a baseline understanding of the intersecting issues around public health. Housing and transportation are provided to selected participants, as well as a stipend to cover additional living expenses while in the program.

Applications open November 1, 2018. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019 11:59pm EST. 

The 2018 Della Keats HS Summer 4-week program dates are confirmed:  7/15/18 to 8/10/18

The Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program is a program offered to high school students in Alaska through the University of Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education. The goal of the Della Keats Program is to foster, affirm, and encourage high school students’ interest in the medical professions by allowing them to explore health-care careers and to obtain a valuable introduction to college life.

Watch the You Tube video from 2009 Della Keats

Current high school juniors and seniors in Alaska who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the program:

  • Come from an ethnic minority background
  • Live in rural Alaska (off the road system)
  • Be a first-generation American
  • Be the first in his/her family to go to college
  • Speak English as a second language, and/or
  • Be economically disadvantaged

Housing/Tuition-There is no cost to participants in the program and dormitory housing is provided at no charge. A small stipend is provided to help cover food and miscellaneous expenses of participating in this program.

Apply to the 2018 Della Keats Health Sciences & Summer Research Programs.

Click HERE for more information.

The National Indian Health Board is now accepting applications for their 2018 Tribal Youth Health Policy Fellowship. Twelve Native youth from around the country will be selected to engage in Indian health policy solutions, tell their personal story, and advocate for changes in the healthcare and public health systems that affect their tribal communities.

Applications are due at 5pm ET on April 6, 2018. Click here to apply!

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • Be a member of a federally recognized tribe;
  • Be between the ages of 18-24;
  • Be in good academic standing;
  • Be actively engaged in their tribal community;
  • Have access to a phone and email account for monthly communications; and
  • Reside on or near tribal reservation.

To Apply: Submit the online application and include:

  • A completed adult recommendation from; and
  • A tribal leader letter of support.

Questions? Email  firstkids1st@nihb.org.

RRANN Nurse Camp
June 5-7, 2018
For high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates, ages 16-19

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

See below link for a flyer for more details or click HERE.

RRANN Anc Nurse Camp Flyer 2018

DEADLINE: February 23, 2018!

The Native American Research Internship is a dynamic summer research opportunity for Native American Undergraduate Junior and Senior students who are interested in Health Science research. The internship is located at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a 10-week, paid summer internship, funded by the National Institutes of Health. The internship focus is to provide Native American students an outstanding laboratory or clinically based research experience working alongside world-class research faculty at the University of Utah. The goal of the internship is to support the academic, career, and personal development of Native American students who are interested in Health Science careers. Each student will participate in approximately 40 hours/week of internship activities. Approximately 30 hours/week will be for research-related activities, and approximately 10 hours/week will be for academic/professional development. Students will work closely with research mentors as well as Native American faculty and staff mentors, develop meaningful relationships within the Health Science and Native American research communities, attend a Native American Health conference, and have opportunities to shadow physicians at their clinical practice. Students will also gain insightful knowledge in the areas of graduate/medical school preparation, career development, additional academic opportunities, community engagement, professionalism, creating scientific posters, and presenting research material. Additionally, students who successfully complete a summer internship have the option of participating again during the following summer, essentially being able to participate for two summers. The Native American Research Internship provides participants compensation for their participation in the summer program, as well as housing at the University of Utah. Both University of Utah students and non-University of Utah undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. No previous research experience is required.

Click the link below for online PDF application. You can email, post-mail or fax applications.

http://medicine.utah.edu/pediat…/research/education/nari.php

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