CityMatCH and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) are pleased to offer one externship opportunity to MSPH students at Meharry Medical College each summer. This 10-week externship takes place in Omaha, NE where the students will have an unparalleled opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in Maternal and Child Health. The Extern will also enjoy a larger experience at UNMC by networking with professionals from the university’s College of Medicine and College of Public Health along with other students completing summer internships/externships at UNMC.
- Applications are due by January 31, 2019.
- Applicants will be notified of status by February 28, 2019.
- Accepted students will be required to provide mailing address as proof of secured housing, by May 1, 2019. See below for housing options.
- The externship will require 10 weeks commitment beginning June 3, 2019 and ending Aug. 9, 2019.
- For more information, contact: Erin O. Schneider: firstname.lastname@example.org
Role of Externs
The student extern will have the opportunity to focus on Maternal and Child Health issues common to large metropolitan communities in the three areas of CityMatCH’s Strategic Plan: health equity, data and science use, and leadership development. The student will indicate the CityMatCH projects of interest and do the work in collaboration with CityMatCH project coordinators; to help them advance the work of the projects. The student extern will contribute to, and learn from, the field of Maternal and Child Health, and will be supported by staff members along the way, with ample opportunities to excel.
Stipend, Housing, and Transportation
The student extern will be offered a $5,000 stipend for their participation. Please contact Erin Schneider for additional information about potential travel and housing support.
Local housing options are available for summer session UNMC interns/externs and are all in proximity to the UNMC campus. These options run between $130 and $600 per month. This does not include transportation. Examples of nearby housing include:
- Clarkson College (http://www.clarksoncollege.edu/studentlife/housing/)
- UNO Scott Village (http://www.scottcampus.com/)
- Homewood Suites (http://www.omahadowntown.homewoodsuites.com/)
The student will need to secure housing in the Omaha, Nebraska, area for the duration of the externship. The student will be required to provide a mailing address as proof of secured housing by date in the above timeline. The externship offer can be revoked if this deadline is not met. Housing options fill up fast. As soon as you are notified of acceptance, you should begin making arrangements.
Student may choose to drive their personal vehicles to Omaha so they have a car for local travel needs. Please contact CityMatCH to inquire about parking options. Student will be responsible for the scheduling and cost of flights in and out of Omaha. Omaha’s airport is Eppley Airfield, and at this time there are no direct flights to or from Nashville. Southwest Airlines (link to Southwest) does have flight to and from Nashville with one stop-over. While in Omaha, student can use the Omaha Metro bus service.
CityMatCH at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is a national organization dedicated to promoting equity and improving the health of urban women, children, families and communities. CityMatCH provides education and training to over 160 health departments in large cities across the county. Our Strategic Work Plan has three core values—advancing health equity, promoting science and building public health leaders.