Will this program be virtual or in person? Is it a full-time experience?
- For 2021, our program will be virtual. The programming (i.e., training and professional development sessions) will be scheduled during business hours in Pacific Time. The research component will be coordinated and arranged with your faculty mentor. We aim to provide a competitive stipend in order to allow interns to participate in this program as a full-time experience (training plus research).
What is “proof of college status”?
- We will notify students who are accepted to the program in February 2021. At that time, to confirm your participation in AHEaD, we will ask for documentation of your enrollment at a community college or university (e.g., letter from department or registrar, unofficial transcripts).
I am graduating (or graduated) before summer 2021, am I eligible?
- Anyone who is a current student at a U.S.-based community college or undergraduate institution, graduating spring 2021 or later is welcome to apply. Graduate and medical school students are not eligible at this time.
I am an international student, am I eligible?
- International students are welcome to apply! However, you must be enrolled in a U.S.-based community college or undergraduate institution.
I’m having problems uploading my statement or submitting my application. What should I do?
- We have learned that some browsers work better than others for the application submission. If you are having trouble, please try again with Chrome or Safari. If you are still having problems, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
What research projects are available this year?
- AHEaD is in the process of identifying ongoing research projects that are appropriate for research trainees. Please do not contact faculty directly at this time.
Post-decision letter questions:
Is there a waitlist?
- No, we do not have a waitlist.
Can I receive feedback about my application?
- Unfortunately, given the volume of applications, we cannot give individualized feedback to each applicant. The main component in assessing applications is the submitted statement of purpose. We look for demonstrated interest in attending AHEaD as well as how our program will help meet your learning goals and contribute to the next stage of your career.
- Inspired by the incredible passion and talent in this applicant pool, we are excited to offer numerous opportunities over the summer to take part in online workshops and trainings that we will offer free of charge. We are also committed to sharing other resources and events related to population health, public health, and health equity. Please complete this form if you would like to learn about future opportunities.