Funding for Genetics-Related Internships for the Summer of 2016

The Certificate Program in Public Health Genetics (CPHG) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for funding of genetics-related internships for the summer of 2016. We anticipate funding approximately five positions, with awards up to $4,000 each.

We cannot support every student -- funding is competitive. Internships both within and outside of the state of Michigan will be considered. We have identified several factors that will strengthen a request for funding. They include:

  • Internships of at least 8 weeks in duration.
  • Internships include activities highly relevant to public health genomics.
  • Internships with a well-established project, particularly at an institution or agency with an existing relationship with the School of Public Health.
  • Internships that will offer substantial mentoring and guidance from supervisors at the host organization.
  • Evidence of financial need (i.e., internship is unpaid or provides limited funds).
  • Evidence that the submitted budget is cost-conscious and likely to be cost-effective.
  • Evidence of ongoing interest in Public Health Genetics such as successful completion of genetics courses offered in the School of Public Health.
  • Currently enrolled at the School of Public Health.

Application Process

Applications, including both the online form and the supporting documents (see below), must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on March 1, 2016.

First, complete and submit electronically the online data form. Authentication Required

Second, submit the following supporting documents:

  • Statement of purpose, 2 pages (single-spaced) maximum, that describes why this particular internship supports your academic and professional goals, including specific competencies you expect to develop. Please note any "deliverables" expected to result from the internship, and any other information that might help the committee determine the value of this experience.
  • Budget Statement (maximum amount = $4,000) including travel, housing, and living expenses for the duration of the internship. Please provide the total budget needed to complete your proposed internship. Note: you must disclose any awards you have already received from other funding sources, as well as any requests for funding which are under review, and the dates you expect to be notified of decisions on such requests. You must notify us by e-mail ( of any future awards you receive, without regard to whether or not the request for funding was listed on your completed spreadsheet, within one week of your being so notified.
  • A letter of invitation/support from your prospective internship supervisor / preceptor.
  • Your resume or CV.
  • Your unofficial University of Michigan graduate school transcript (available through Wolverine Access).

All supporting documents should be emailed in one attachment to Tara Allendorfer at Please include "APPLICATION SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS for (YOUR NAME)" in the subject line of each e-mail submission.