Summer Public Health Scholars Program

Summer Scholars

Description of the Internship Program

 The Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH) Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is a 10-week internship that includes hands-on experience and immersion in a public health research setting. Scholars will attend weekly seminars and lectures with public health leaders. Please view the schedule here.  IPPH faculty members will mentor interns, exposing them to the breadth of public health.

Funded Internships: 2020 internship will begin May 26, 2020 and end July 31, 2020 with scholars receiving $400 per week, with a work schedule of 40 hours per week.  Scholars work closely with one or more IPPH faculty member on existing or planned research on a specific public health issue. The internship experience plays an integral role in public health preparation and is designed for all graduate students interested in pursuing a career in public health or related field.

Interested students should identify up to 2 faculty members with whom they would like to work. More information about each faculty member, including a broad description of their research interests can be found here.


Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and be enrolled as a full-time student in an Augusta University graduate or professional degree program. Applicants must be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4-point scale).

Application--Now Closed

Internship applicants must:

1.  Click the "Apply" button below to complete the SPHSP application

You will be asked to provide basic applicant information as well as brief responses to questions about research interest.

  1. Why are you interested in the IPPH Summer Public Health Scholars Program? (Max 200 words)
  2. How will the SPHSP experience help you reach your career objectives? (Max 200 words)
  3. Describe one or more public health research topics in which you would like to conduct research. (Max 100 words)
  4. What would you bring to the Summer Scholar program? (Max 100 words)

2.  Submit a resume or CV containing current GPA via email to Ms. Kim Dyches ( with the e-mail
      header "2020 Summer Scholars Resume"

3.  Qualifying applicants will be contacted for an interview

Application is now closed

Applicants will be notified via e-mail in March if they are selected for the program.