2020 Summer Student Fellowship & Internship Program
This fellowship and internship program is open to master-level, doctoral-level, and medical students interested in studying the performance, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care services and health systems. In this program, students and faculty from different academic departments work together on an interdisciplinary research experience during the summer. Accepted students receive a $4,500 stipend.
IHPI also offers a Health Equity Summer Research Award for projects specifically focused on racial health disparities.
Faculty Eligibility and Expectations:
- All faculty members of IHPI who seek a graduate student to work on a summer research or policy project are eligible to submit a proposal for consideration.
- Faculty projects will be posted for review by students between February 3 – February 28.
- Once faculty have determined a fit and notified the student, the student submits a formal application, and award notifications will be made by March 13.
- Projects should include details outlining what type of work the students will be assisting with (such as data analysis, project coordination, literature searches, etc.)
- Faculty should consider developing projects that include multidisciplinary teams to encourage learning from several perspectives.
Student Eligibility, Expectations and Application Process: (click here for full details)
- Master, doctoral-level, or medical students currently enrolled at the University of Michigan
- Undergraduate students are NOT eligible to apply, as these students have access to similar programs, including UROP.
- Interested students are responsible for contacting faculty to discuss their interests.
- 10-week project period between May-August
- 25-40 hours per week as negotiated with a faculty mentor
- Accepted students receive $4,500 summer stipend
- Students have the option of:
- Reviewing a list of project proposals submitted by an IHPI faculty member from a different academic unit than their own and contacting the faculty member to express interest
- Developing a project with an IHPI member from a different U-M degree-granting program than their own; click here for the IHPI member directory
- Students apply based on their current program of study:
- Fellowship: Doctoral-level or medical students apply for a 10-week summer fellowship
- Internship: Master-level students apply for a 10-week summer internship
- Students interested in receiving internship credit must work with their home academic unit to ensure that all internship requirements are met.
- Throughout the summer, students will have the opportunity to engage with U-M leaders, participate in a variety of educational activities, network with the other internship/fellowship students, and create a research poster for display at the annual IHPI Member Forum.
“I really enjoyed the structure of the program – a balance between working with an expert, attending seminars, and lunch-and-learns.” - Student participant
“This is a great program to help introduce students to work being conducted by our health professions units on campus. The interprofessional component of the program is valuable.” - Faculty participant