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International Research Exchange Program for Minority Students: Application Deadline January 31, 2014

The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students is an internship program that selects the best minority students for fully-paid international research internships.  Selected students are matched with an international mentor and conduct research in any of various topics. Research projects can include many different disciplines such as public health, epidemiology, cell biology, community-based research or biostatistics.  The International Exchange Program emphasizes collaboration and the exchange of scientific and cultural knowledge in an atmosphere of support for diversity.

Who can apply:  Students must be minorities underrepresented in science and medicine.   Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral students and recent graduates (people who graduated no more than 18 months prior to participating in the program.  Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Benefits:

All paid travel expenses to attend Orientation Week in New York City (first week of June)

All expenses paid to and from host country for 10-12 weeks (June to August).  Participating research institutions are located in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Ireland, South Africa or Spain.

Emergency health coverage during their international travel

Monthly stipend of between $1,000 – $1,900, depending on level of training

How to Apply:  For instructions on how to apply, click on the link below or follow the instructions in the enclosed attachment.  Deadline is January 31, 2014.

http://icahn.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/preventive-medicine/programs-and-services/international-exchange-program-for-minority-students

Questions should be directed to ITPApplications@mssm.edu

 

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Internship Application Form

Instructions

In order to be considered for an internship, you must follow the instructions listed below.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

 

Eligibility

Other Application Information

Applicants must be:

§  Underrepresented minorities in the sciences as per the following NIH definition:

                 African Americans, Hispanic/ Latinos, Native   

                 Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and

                  Pacific Islanders and rural Appalachians.

§  US citizens, non-citizen nationals or  permanent residents

§  Enrolled in or recently graduated from BA, BS, MA, MPH, or other Master’s level programs and Doctoral programs. A recent graduate is one who obtained their degree no earlier than May of last year

§  This program is for students interested in health sciences. Students in other fields will be considered if they are willing to apply their skills to the health sciences. For example, a math major may apply to participate in epidemiological or biostatistical research

§  Interns must commit 10-12 full weeks to the program (June through August).

§  Available for and willing to write research report

§  Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in current institution

§  Finalist should be available for phone/ Skype interview

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 31st 2014. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

 

Please e-mail the completed application form, resume and statements to the email address provided below.  Include your NAME  and education level in the e-mail’s subject line. Use this email address for any questions you may have. No telephone calls please.

ITPApplications@mssm.edu

 

Letters of recommendation must be signed and on letterhead. Letters of recommendation can be submitted via email, mail or fax. Emailed letters can be sent as MS Word documents, jpeg or PDF files to the email address provided above.

 

School transcripts (from all schools attended) must be submitted via mail on a sealed envelope. Please use this address for sending letters of recommendation and school transcripts via mail:

 

 

Dr. Luz Claudio

International Exchange Program for Minority Students

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1 Gustave Levy Place–BOX 1057

New York, NY 10029

Fax 212 996 0407

 

Application Checklist

Completed Application Form

Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate AND Graduate Transcripts if applicable

Personal Statement (1 page maximum): How will the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students  

     enhance your career? How will you be able to contribute to global health after completing the program? Include a description

     of your current research interests and professional goals after completion of the program.

Statement of Past Research Experience (1 page maximum): Please submit a brief description of past research experience,

     including, the subject of the research project, dates conducted and your role and duties 

Statement of Past Travel Experience (1 page maximum): Please submit a brief description of your past travel experience,

     including place/s traveled, the nature of the visit/s, dates and what you learned   

Two professional letters of recommendation from individuals who know your work. Letters must be signed and on letterhead.

     Please inform your letter writer that the Program may contact  him/her via email or telephone

Every page of your application including your essays must have your name noted on top, ie: APPLICANT NAME (Last, First, Middle): 

 

Important Notice

January 31st, 2014 Application Deadline.  ALL materials must be received by this date. Late applications will not be accepted.

March 29th, 2014- Email notification of finalists will be sent on or before this date

Ø  It is your responsibility to submit a complete application (Please note checklist above).

Ø  Do not contact project mentors unless you are instructed to do so by the program coordinator, failure to comply will lead to APPLICATION TERMINATION.

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Internship Application Form

APPLICANT INFORMATION

Last:                                                       

First:                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Middle:

Date of Birth:

Current Address

Permanent Address

Street:                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Apt.                                

Street:                                                                                                                                                                                 

Apt.                      

City:                                                                                                                                                  

State:                                                          

Zip:                                

City:                                                                                                                             

State:                   

Zip:                  

Cell Number:                                          Preferred for Interview             

Home Number:                                              Preferred for Interview             

Email Address:(Must be independent of institutional affiliation, ie: Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail)                                                                                                                                                                  

Alternate Email: (School  or institution affiliation)                                                                            

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION (Please make sure to complete)

GENDER:  (Please check One)

Female

Male

ETHNICITY: (Please check One)

African American

Hispanic American

Native American

Alaskan Native

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rural Appalachian

Place of Birth:                                                                                                                                                               

Are you an US Citizen: 

Yes

No

If not, please note we may request a copy of your Resident Alien card if you are selected as a program participant                                                                                                                   

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES

LIST ACDEMIC DEGREES (BA, MD, MPH, PhD, etc.) – EARNED / IN PROGRES, AREA OF STUDY (toxicology, epidemiology, etc.) IF PURSUING MA OR PhD,  SPECIFY  YEAR

School Attended

Academic Level (Education Year) or Degree

Date Awarded

Area of Study

GPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

PLEASE LIST LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK –NOTE THAT IF YOU NOTE YOU ARE FLUENT IN A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE, WE MAY CONDUCT PART OF THE INTERVIEW IN THAT LANGUAGE.

Native Language:                                                                                                                                                                      

Proficiency (Indicate Poor, Fair, Good, Fluent)

Other Languages

Spoken

Written

Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Country Visited

Duration

Purpose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH SKILLS

PLEASE LIST YOUR RESEARCH SKILLS (Examples: PCR, Statistical Programs, Scientific Writing, Microscopy, Clinical Training, etc.)

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (If Applicable)

Conference, Date and Location

Title of Work Presented (Specify if Poster or Oral Presentation)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSES TOUGHT AND RESPONSIBILITIES (If Applicable)

Title of Course Taught

Responsibilities

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

IF APPLICABLE,  CITE ANY PUBLICATIONS YOU HAVE AUTHORED

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

PLEASE PROVIDE A BRIEF LIST OF YOUR RESEARCH AREAS OF INTEREST

 

 

 

REFERENCES

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR THE TWO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE WRITING YOUR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS

REFERENCE 1

REFERENCE 2

Name:                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Name:                                                                                                               

Tittle:                                                                                                          

Tittle:                                                                                                                    

Institution:                                                                                                  

Institution:                                                                                                          

Telephone:                                                                                                           

Telephone:                                                                                                       

Email:                                                                                                           

Email:                                                                                                                 

 

OTHER HONORS AND PRIZES

PLEASE PROVIDE A LIST OF SCHOLARISHIPS, HONOR SOCIETIES, PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, ETC.

 

 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Institution/ Organization

Position and Description of Work

Dates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION AGREEMENT

I understand that this application for the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students plus the supporting documents I provide will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, Prospective Mentors and Program Director.  I certify that I personally completed this application and the information is accurate.  I also understand that if I intentionally have provided false information, my candidacy or enrollment in the program will be terminated or revoked.

 

Typed Initials:

 

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