Summer 2018 Internship at the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Center sponsored by the U-M Injury Prevention Center

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is pleased to announce one competitive paid internship position for a public health graduate students for the summer of 2018.

The internship is designed for graduate students in public health who are interested in injury prevention research or practice in unintentional injury or violence. This internship will provide an opportunity to gain mentored research and practice-based experience with intramural scientists at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Interns could work with a mentor on ongoing injury research or practice projects. Possible areas of focus include violence, prescription drug overdose, motor vehicle injury, and suicide.  Each selected applicant will be provided a stipend of $1,500 per month for three months (dates TBD), and $500 for travel to/from Atlanta, GA.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating injury prevention projects
  • Assisting in implementing research methodologies appropriate to the study of injury prevention
  • Conducting literature searches and synthesizing findings in written summaries as required
  • Attending injury prevention-related workshops, seminars, and meetings
  • Assisting in researching legislative policies and initiatives related to injury prevention
  • Developing educational materials and tool kits based on identified needs
  • Assisting in developing educational material for websites
  • Assisting in communicating and presenting research or policy findings
  • Assisting with grant preparation


  • Currently enrolled in the University of Michigan School of Public Health at least through December 2018
  • Interest in and commitment to injury prevention practice, policy, or research
  • Ability to work independently in a collegial environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer software applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint

Application Process and Contact Information

Applicants must apply by February 2, 2018.  Decisions will be made and communicated to chosen applicants by February 23, 2018.  Interested candidates should complete and submit the following materials:

1. A document providing the following information:

  • Full name
  • Home address
  • Email address
  • Phone number(s)
  • Citizenship status:  indicate 1) U.S. citizen, 2) permanent resident, 3) student visa, or 4) other status
  • Clear designation of your interest in an internship at CDC (to differentiate from other internship opportunities)

2. Resume or CV

3. Two letters of recommendation.  One from your academic advisor and one from a faculty or research supervisor.

4. A personal statement describing all of the following (in 500 words or less):

  • Your interest in injury prevention
  • Your career goals
  • Skills that you bring to the internship
  • A summary of your previous research or practice experience (esp. related to injury prevention)

5. A signed and dated statement:  “I hereby certify that there are no willful misrepresentations, omissions, or falsification in the statement and other information contained in this application.”

Please be certain that your application contains all required elements prior to submitting.

Submit your full application (as a single document, if possible) via email to by 5 p.m., ET, on Tuesday, February 2.  Questions?  Email Lynn Massey,  ( or call  734-615-8706.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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