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: Internship Opportunity
Montefiore Health Opportunities Program
The Montefiore Health Opportunities Program (previously the Maternal & Child Health Program) is a stipend funded summer enrichment program for students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and/or from groups typically considered underrepresented in the health care fields. The goal of the program is to promote, educate and encourage youth to pursue careers within the health fields. This program has been in existence since 2002 and has graduated over 130 students. Students will gain valuable knowledge and professional skills through interactive workshops, mentorship by health care professionals, observation of health care professional-patient interactions, lecture activities, formal presentations and independent learning.
Qualifications or Eligibility:
• Graduating High School Senior or College Freshman/Sophomore • A U.S. citizen or a Permanent Resident • From a group considered economically or educationally disadvantaged and/or from groups considered underrepresented in the health fields • Able to commute easily to all program/clinic sites (housing is not available) • Commit to participate in all activities of the program on a daily basis Formal program dates: June 30, 2014 through August 8, 2014 Orientation: June 30th, 9am-5pm July 1st - 3rd; regular full day July 4th (off for holiday) Monday – Friday, 8am-5:30pm (a few sessions will run until 7pm)
You must submit a completed application with 2 passport photos, 1-2 page typed essay, resume, 2 letters of recommendation and transcript. Please schedule an appointment with an Internship Counselor in C102 or M101. You MUST have a copy of your resume the day of your scheduled appointment
• Participate in interactive-health related workshops (suturing, casting, etc…) • Visit health-related organizations throughout New York City (ex: March of Dimes, Morris • Heights Birthing Center, NYC Department of Health, etc…) • Observe patient-health care professional interactions and gain knowledge about the medical interview • Develop and refine professional skills to pursue a career in a health-related field (ex. resume development, interviewing skills, written health paper, project presentation, etc…)
A stipend is provided, as funding is available. Academic Credit is recommended. <br>
1/1/2015 12:00 AM
2014 (all Mailed applications must be postmarked by April 18, 2014 and all emailed must be sent by 11:59PM on due date). Interviews will be scheduled in April 2014.
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