MHIRT International Research Internship Program

About the Program

The MHIRT Research Internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a hands-on research internship in an international setting. Gain valuable skills and enhance your academic portfolio working alongside public health and health science professionals from Romania, Armenia, or The Gambia.


Application & Eligibility

The purpose of the MHIRT program is to offer international research experiences with the intent to increase participation in the health sciences with underrepresented and underserved populations, increase cultural competency, and ultimately reduce health disparities. Eight undergraduate awards and four graduate awards are available each summer. These awards support international research training opportunities at a foreign site to qualified undergraduate, post baccalaureates or graduate students in the life, physical, or social sciences; other health-professional program students who have not yet completed their degrees who are from groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social sciences research fields.


Upcoming Information Sessions


The MHIRT program will be hosting several information sessions throughout the year. The following sessions are open to all interested students.


Friday, October 27 from 10:30-11:00am in N160 CPHB

Thursday, November 9 from 11:30-1:00pm in N160 CPHB


Have more questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the MHIRT team for more information.






The University of Iowa MHIRT Program is funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Questions or comments? Contact Sophie Switzer. This page was last reviewed on September 13, 2017.