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.

Date Time Location
Thursday, September 20, 2018 2:00-3:00 PM S162 CPHB (Dean’s Suite Conference Room)
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 11:00-12:00 PM N171 CPHB (Student Services Suite Conference Room)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:30-2:30 PM N171 CPHB
Friday, November 2, 2018 12:30-1:30 PM N 171 CPHB


MHIRT will also offer open advising hours and application consultations during the following times. Student are invited to drop by any time during these times to meet with MHIRT staff and discuss any questions they might have about the application or experience.

Monday, November 12, 2018 1:00-3:00 PM N160 CPHB


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 July 25, 2018.