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April 19, 2003 - Issue 85


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The Center for Disease Control Needs You!!
Resource Page Six


by Mike Snesrud - Senior Tribal Liaison for Policy and Evaluation


Summer Student Employment Program

Who is Eligible: Students seeking employment for the summer.

Description: Offers temporary job opportunities and enrichment experience primarily during the summer to students interested in working in a public health environment. Positions available normally include clerical, technical, professional and trades

Pay: Students are paid the appropriate grade level designated for the position.

Duration: Normally 3 months during the summer. Program is normally advertised mid-December to early February each year.

Contact: CDC/ATSDR Job Information Center, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K05, Atlanta, GA 30333, (770) 488-1725 for on-line application instructions or an application package.

Deadline: February

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Worksite (Unpaid) Experience Program for Students

Who is Eligible: Students currently enrolled in high schools, technical schools, 2- year institutions, colleges, and universities.

Description: Permits students in a non-pay status to work sites to conduct studies or research related to CDC's and ATSDR's mission, and to receive orientation and training along with exposure to learning related to their educational objectives with the knowledge of the educational institution involved.

Pay: None.

Duration: Full-time/part-time and/or intermittent, based on student's need and knowledge of educational institution. Opportunities are available year round.

Contact: CDC/ATSDR Job Information Center, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K05, Atlanta, GA 30341, (770) 488-1725 to request an information sheet.

Deadline: Year round.

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American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Internship Program

Who is Eligible: American Indian/Alaska Native college students who meet the following: a GPA of 2.5 minimum (A=4.0)

  • enrolled and pursuing a degree in a college or university on a full-time basis
  • a college or university sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at the time the internship begins
  • a member of AISES
  • a U.S. citizen

Interns should not undertake this commitment if their personal or financial obligations prevent them from being in another location other than their residence for ten consecutive weeks or creates an undue hardship.

Description: The AISES Internship Program is a summer program that provides qualified American Indian/Alaska Native college students with internship opportunities to explore potential federal service careers in various agencies.

The internship is a student learning work experience to gain knowledge and understanding of federal agencies and their operations. An internship should not be viewed as summer employment with expectations of earnings.

In order to be granted an internship, interns must:

  • Complete the entire ten weeks of full-time work in the assigned office
  • Work exclusively for the agency assigned
  • Provide a comprehensive assessment of the program upon its completion
  • Agree to and abide by the policies set forth by AISES
  • Agree to and abide by the AISES Code of Ethnics Policy on alcohol and drugs

Pay: Weekly stipend of $200.00 per week sufficient for meals, transportation, and incidentals; airfare to and from work site; dormitory lodging; MARTA cards for transportation to and from work. Please note that lodging is for the intern only. Family and friends cannot be accommodated, as each intern will be assigned another intern as a roommate.

Duration: Ten weeks during the summer.

Contact: Donnica Dunlap, AISES Higher Education Coordinator at (505) 765-1052, ext. 27,

Deadline: March

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James Ferguson Fellowship/National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID)
Summer Research Fellows Program

Who is Eligible: Students attending Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS) member schools, and medical and veterinary students from American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic Serving Institutions are eligible. AMHPS members include Charles R. Drew, University of Medicine and Science; Florida A & M University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Howard University, College of Dentistry, College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine, School of Dentistry; Morehouse School of Medicine; Texas Southern University, College of Pharmacy and Health Science; Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine; Xavier University of Louisiana, College of Pharmacy.

Description: Provides opportunities for minority students to learn about the activities of the NCID in order to influence these students to consider careers in the disciplines needed by the NCID. Students are recruited and selected on the basis of recommendations provided by their professors and institutional representatives at each school. The selection criteria includes grade point average, letters of recommendation, submission of completed application and interests in infectious disease prevention research. At the end of the training program, students are required to give a formal presentation of their work, complete with slides and other aids, and to submit a written report.

Pay: Stipend of $4,000.

Duration: Full-time for 8 weeks during the summer.

Contact: The Minority Health Professions Foundation at (404) 634-1993.

Deadline: Late February

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