Students enrolled in this track gain knowledge, conduct real-world practice and research, receive career counseling, and build a network of colleagues by collaborating with public health, global health and pediatric faculty, St. Louis community professionals, and each other.
The Application period for this track is now closed.
Program period: June 1-July 31, 2023
Work with top investigators
Get matched with a faculty mentor and receive career counseling
Build a network
Build a social network with student peers, faculty and staff
Gain real-world experience
Work in research environments, including international sites
What to expect
- Students participate in research in a lab or field-based setting
- Participants are expected to pursue their research training full time—defined as 40 hours per week—and attend all program events (if based in St. Louis)
- This eight-week program concludes with a symposium featuring student presentations on their work
- This program includes seminars, workshops and sessions on public health, global health, pediatrics, and careers
- Accepted students must select mentors from the program mentor list who they have not previously worked with (list to be provided upon acceptance into the program)
- Receive a $4,000 stipend
- Non-WashU students receive a free Metrolink transit pass
- For students working at an international site, travel to and from St. Louis to the research site will be covered
- Open to national and international students who are full-time college undergraduates, graduate students, or medical students at a U.S.-based university
- Students with a robust interest in public health, global health or pediatric research; those who can demonstrate overcoming substantial educational, cultural or economic obstacles; first generation college students; and veterans are encouraged to apply
- Previous research experience is not required
Please direct questions to IPHSummer@wustl.edu.
This program is supported by the Institute for Public Health and its Global Health Center and the Children’s Discovery Institute of Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.