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Stanford Health Policy Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Spend your summer in a full-time, paid internship with the faculty of Stanford Health Policy conducting health policy research.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2019

 

Stanford Health Policy is looking to recruit the first class of undergraduate fellows to conduct research with one of our faculty members.

Stanford Health Policy Undergraduate Research Fellows will spend 8-12 weeks working full-time on a project, closely mentored by one of our exceptional faculty members. This paid internship would allow you to spend the summer pursuing answers to compelling and impactful health policy questions. The class of fellows will integrate with Stanford Health Policy and gain exposure to some of the best heath policy experts in the world. The full-time fellowship is designed for the Summer term, but successful fellows will have the option to stay on part-time in the subsequent school year. The Fellowship will also support conference travel to present findings.

From pediatrics to geriatrics, law, economics and decision science, our researchers at Stanford Health Policy are tackling everything from HIV-prevention to health disparities in the developing world; from the public health crises of opioids and gun violence in the United States to the alarming rise of noncommunicable diseases around the world. 

Students who complete the summer internship will become Health Policy Research Fellows at Stanford Health Policy, joining this vibrant intellectual community.

"The Undergraduate Health Policy Research Fellowship will enable students to work in the dynamic, interdisciplinary research and policy envrionment at Stanford Health Policy and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International studies on projects to improve health," says Douglas K. Owens, director of Stanford Health Policy's Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Reserach. "It is a great opportunity and we look forward to working with students on our mission to promote better health through better health policy."

Current Stanford freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply from any major; no prior experience is required. Up to four summer internships will be offered and selection will be based on evidence of intellectual engagement, commitment to research, and fit with the applicant’s proposed mentors. The application deadline is March 29th for the summer of 2019 and selection notification will be made by April 19th.

Eran Bendavid, the fellowship coordinator and associate professor Stanford Health Policy, noted that the internships are open to undergraduates from every part of the university.

"We are excited about working with talented undergraduate students who can bring skills and energy to bear on some of the most complex questions facing humanity today,” Bendavid said.

 

 

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