The Mississippi INBRE Health Scholars Program (MIHS) is a 10-week summer internship for Mississippi college students. MIHS Scholars gain experience in community engagement and community-based healthcare services research, including health outreach and education activities in Mississippi communities. The experience begins with two weeks of orientation at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. After orientation, scholars engage in an eight-week mentored internship in community engagement research hosted by our partners at My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. and the Mississippi INBRE Telenutrition Center. Students are mentored at one of the following locations: Jackson, Hattiesburg, or Gulfport, Mississippi. At the completion of the program, MIHS Scholars prepare an abstract and research poster to present at state, regional and/or national conferences.

Dates for the 2023 program are May 22 – July 28, 2023. MIHS is an excellent opportunity for students to gain research experiences that enhance their competitiveness for post-baccalaureate (graduate) programs in health sciences, health professions and health-related fields. Apply for MIHS today and make a difference in your educational journey and our Mississippi communities.

** Applicants must be a Mississippi resident and a valid US citizen to be eligible to apply. **

If you have any questions, please email us at msinbre@usm.edu.

Accepted scholars will receive:

  • Orientation, including interactive workshops related to community-based participatory research, cultural competence, team building, professional development, and skills training/certification
  • Peer and faculty mentoring
  • Community outreach, intervention delivery and real time clinical experience
  • 8 weeks of training in research process, social capital, and emerging health issues
  • Professional and personal development support toward graduation, advancement to graduate programs, and/or employment in a health-related field

Key Dates

Applications Due: January 31, 2023

Interviews: March 2023

Program Dates: May 22 – July 28, 2023

Award

Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars are granted an award of $6,500. This award should be used to cover living expenses throughout the 10-week summer internship and to help pay for travel expenses to required professional meetings. Housing for orientation will be provided. Extended housing may be provided on an as-needed basis.

Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Mississippi Residency

Application

To apply for the Mississippi INBRE Health Scholars program, fill out the form below and attach a resume and personal narrative. Please be sure to enter the required information correctly as this will be crucial in notifying students of their award status.

Please note that Mississippi INBRE uses email as the primary form of communication for following up on application details as well as notification of acceptance or declination of student awards. All Mississippi INBRE program staff are affiliated with The University of Southern Mississippi, and therefore will communicate via email from a usm.edu email address. Please make sure that our email communication is not being flagged to your junk mail folders.

The personal statement should address the following:

• Why are you interested in community-based research?
• List any past research related activities you have been involved. Note: Previous research experience is not a requirement for acceptance to our program.
• Discuss the research role you would like to serve and the types of activities that are of interest to you.
• Briefly describe how involvement in research activities will enhance your academic/career goals.

After you submit your application, you will be contacted to schedule an interview date and time. 

 

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If you have any questions about our student programs, please email us at msinbre@usm.edu.