The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group events, volunteering opportunities, and leadership and professional development. Located in Los Angeles, the program offers scholars the opportunity to train at UCLA, to explore public health in one of the most diverse counties in the US, and to experience the city’s vibrant culture. We work with community-based organizations, health systems, and government agencies to offer field placement opportunities for scholars that focus on health equity.
Scholars are placed at these partnering organizations throughout Los Angeles where they are exposed to the spectrum of public health practice and provided with professional mentors. To supplement field work, scholars attend workshops, develop leadership and professional skills, and receive mentoring from graduate students and faculty. Scholars become a part of a motivated community invested in creating healthy futures for all.
- Cohort of 40-50 students participate in an 8-week in-residence summer training program (June 20 – August 13, 2021).
- Scholars are matched with partnering organizations, where the scholars contribute to public health work 3 days per week.
- Scholars attend structured educational programming two days per week designed to build public health skills and learn about professional opportunities.
- Scholars receive a $3,000 stipend, housing, funding to cover some meals, and travel when necessary.
- Scholars attend a conference at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia with Public Health Scholars from other programs across the nation.
- Scholars that do not live in California will receive funds for travel to and from the program in Los Angeles (if we are approved to host an in-person program).
For more on the Program:
- Visit our website: uclaphscholars.org
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