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Training and Job Opportunities at the PRCHN
photo collage of PRHCN interns in the field
The PRCHN is committed to providing training & mentoring opportunities to help
train the next generation of public health researchers and increase research 
capacity in our community. 
Job Opportunities
The PRCHN offers many diverse internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and accepts applications throughout the year.
The PRCHN offers three internship sessions during the year: Fall, Spring and Summer. The start and
end dates of the internships are flexible within the session timelines (see table below) to accommodate individual schedules. The internship begins with a mandatory half-day orientation and introduction to the PRCHN and to the specific project to which the intern is assigned. This is also a great opportunity to 
meet your fellow interns and the staff at the center.
Internship Session
Internship  Timeline* 
Applications Open Application Deadline**
May 15--Aug 31 January 1 March 30
Sept 15--Dec 15 May 1 August 1
Jan 15--May 15 September 1 December 1
*The start and end dates of internships are negotiable within the timelines above to accommodate individual schedules.
**The PRCHN has many student opportunities throughout the year. If you are interested, please fill out an application.
MPH Capstone and Practicum Opportunities
For questions regarding capstone projects, please contact the appropriate PRCHN faculty member.
The PRCHN offers opportunities for Master of Public Health students to complete a public health field practicum required by the CWRU MPH program. If you are interested in an MPH practicum at the PRCHN, please complete the MPH Practicum application form. Questions regarding the MPH
practicum should be directed to Jenna Brinker.
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship
The PRCHN offers competitive pre-doctoral research fellowships, including tuition and a living stipend,
to support two years of full-time pre-doctoral studies and research in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Funds support students as they secure additional long-term funding to complete PhD
training. For more information, click here. For information on how to apply to the CWRU PhD program,
click here.
 PRCHN Monthly Seminar Series
PRCHN Seminar Series
The monthly lunchtime seminars include presentations from local and national experts on topics related to community health. The trans-
disciplinary audience includes students, faculty, community organization
staff members, CWRU staff, and community advisory board members.
As well as serving as an educational seminar the lunchtime meetings
also serve as an opportunity to discuss possible future research. Topics covered in the past have included geographic information system
mapping, enhancing food stamp use at farmers markets, and foreclosure and health. To find out more and to see our latest speakers, click here.
Partners in Education, Evaluation, and Research (PEER) Training Program
The PEER Training Program is an 18-month, part-time mentored program designed
to increase research partnership capacity in community organizations and facilitate academic/community research partnerships through the training of a selected staff member of that organization.  Qualified applicants (fellows) from community organizations engage in a 12 month interactive training based on a health issue relevant to the
participating community organization.  For more information, see the PEER Program page.
Evidence-Based Public Health Training Course  
The PRCHN collaborates with the Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement (RAPHI),
a practice-based research network of local health departments across Ohio to offer a nationally
recognized, 3.5 day Evidence-Based Public Training Course.  The course was developed by Dr. Ross Brownson and colleagues at the St. Louis PRC and is tailored to include  Ohio-relevant statistics and examples.  The first courses were offered in June 2013 and 2014 with 35 local and state public health department officials in attendance each session. The next course offering is expected in 2016.  Please check back for further details.  For more information on the course please click HERE.