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UMass Chan Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program kicks off for 2022

By Janjay Innis

UMass Chan Medical School Communications

April 12, 2022

The Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program at UMass Chan Medical School will be back on campus this year, after being remote last year due to the pandemic, and is accepting applications. The paid, 10-week program is a unique opportunity for students to be guided and mentored into professions related to academic medicine.

Priority is given to students from groups historically marginalized in STEM, health sciences and medicine, including Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Indigenous, Asian and Pacific Islander, individuals with a disability or the first in the family to attend college.

Individuals selected for the program must be: enrolled in a two- to four-year college program or a recent graduate from such a program; highly motivated student leaders; interested in furthering the mission of UMass Chan; and strongly interested in the fields offered. Opportunities include internships in admissions, population and quantitative health sciences, family medicine and community health, communications, diversity and inclusion, information technology, community and government relations, the Office of Well-Being, and UMass Police/Public Safety.

So they get the most out of their internships, Interns are matched with mentors based on similar educational and career interests. These like-minded professionals help guide and support the learning experience.

“My favorite part of the Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program is the intentionality behind the professional development programs that covered a variety of topics including diversity, equity and inclusivity in the workplace. I have been blessed with a handful of internships, none of which have provided such focused professional development,” said Tarik Terry, who interned in the Office of Community and Government Relations. Terry now studies law at the University of Memphis.

“This program has proven to be a success year after year, and I am excited to be present with students as they learn from us and we from them,” said Holly Brown, executive assistant, Diversity and Inclusion Office, who manages the program.

Positions will be available until they are filled. To apply, visit the Diversity and Inclusion Office website.

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