2024 Summer Student Fellowship & Internship Program
This competitive fellowship and internship program is open to currenlty enrolled U-M undergraduate, master-level, and doctoral-level students interested in studying the performance, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare services and health systems. Students and IHPI members from different academic departments have the opportunity to work together on a 10-week interdisciplinary research project during the summer. Accepted students receive a $5,000 stipend.
The Health Equity Summer Research Award is also available for projects specifically focused on racial health disparities.
Faculty Eligibility, Project Submission, and Expectations
- Project Details: Projects should include details that outline the type of work the students will be assisting with (such as data analysis, project coordination, literature searches, etc.).
- Types of Projects: IHPI members should consider developing projects that include multidisciplinary teams to encourage learning from several perspectives. IHPI members will have until January 26, 2024 to submit a project to IHPI.
- Project Submissions: Faculty may post more than one project for student consideration. Faculty may have more than one student apply to the program. However, faculty should only have one student apply per project.
- Posted Projects: Faculty projects will be posted on the IHPI website for students to review in February 2024.
- Faculty Interview Students: Students should contact IHPI members to discuss their interest in the project, and the IHPI member should interview interested students to discuss the project. Once the faculty and student agree to the project, the student will need to submit the formal application.
- Project Selection and Funding: IHPI will fund up to 24 projects. While a faculty member may have more than one student submit an application for funding, they should only have one student submit an application per project. The IHPI Education and Training Workgroup typically prefers to fund one student per faculty member. Should a student not receive funding for the project, the faculty member can then decide if they would like to offer funding from a different source for the student’s work.
Student Eligibility and Application Process - click here for full details
- Student Eligibility: Undergraduate, master, and doctoral students, who are currently enrolled at the University of Michigan during the summer of 2024.
- International Students: S&J Students sponsored by the University of Michigan must have on-campus employment eligibility. Please consult the International Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about your status.
- Project Identification and Application Process: Students are responsible for contacting an IHPI member to discuss their interests. Students and IHPI members must mutually agree on the project before the student applies to the program.
- 10-week project period between May and August.
- 25-40 hours per week as negotiated with the IHPI member.
- Accepted students receive a $5,000 summer stipend.
- Students have the option of:
- Reviewing a list of project proposals submitted by an IHPI member from a different degree-granting program (U-M School/College) other than their own and contacting the faculty member to discuss the project.
- Developing a project with an IHPI member from a different U-M degree-granting program (U-M School/College) other than their own; click here for the IHPI member directory.
- Students apply based on their current program of study:
- Fellowship: Doctoral, medical, and pharmacy students apply for a 10-week summer fellowship.
- Internship: Undergraduate and 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.
- S&J Students sponsored by the University of Michigan must have on-campus employment eligibility. Please consult the International Center (email@example.com) if you have questions about your status.
- Throughout the summer, students will have the opportunity to engage with U-M leaders, participate in a variety of educational activities, and network with the other internship/fellowship students. Students will be expected to participate in an end-of-program presentation session, where students share details of their projects.
“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