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University of Michigan School of Public Health Summer Enrichment Program (UM SEP) in Health Management and Policy

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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

The School of Public Health at the University of Michigan is committed to eliminating racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health (health disparities). Simply stated, health disparities mean that, in the U.S., people of color and the poor experience lower health status than Caucasians and higher-income Americans. These disparities represent inequalities in that people of color and low-income people should be able to enjoy the same health status as whites and more affluent Americans, but they are systematically exposed to conditions and situations that have negative consequences for their health.

As part of this commitment, the School of Public Health offers health management and policy internships and class work in a summer program that addresses these health disparities. The internships, which provide paid placements in hospitals, community health programs, public health departments, and other health services and public health agencies in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Flint, enable students to work in organizations that confront these disparities every day.

The SEP encourages undergraduates, who are entering their junior or senior year of study, to consider health management and policy as an attractive career option through which they can address health disparities by familiarizing them with the field through a structured summer work experience. Each placement is designed to offer a stimulating opportunity for awareness, learning and growth. The ultimate goal is to increase participation of students committed to eliminating health disparities in this important and exciting field.

All students in the SEP are provided with a generous package of benefits, including pay, housing, transportation and a food allowance.

All students are provided a tax-free stipend of $3250 for the 8-week program. The stipend is paid in three parts: one at the beginning of the program, another three weeks later, and the final payment is made just prior to the end of the summer.

Application Deadline: 1/19/2018

Program Dates: 5/30/2018 - 7/27/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Michigan (Lead)

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Medical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
Urban Planning & Design

Aging, Chronic Disease & Health
Environmental Health
Health Behavior & Education
Health Economics
Health Policy & Administration
Human Health & Nutrition
Maternal & Child Health
Public Health

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