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About the Partners Public Health Program

The Public Health concentration of the Partners Program introduces undergraduate students to public health research in areas relevant to disparities in the prevention, incidence, treatment, mortality and morbidity of cancer. Students who successfully complete the first year of the program may be invited back for a second year.


The Partners Public Health Concentration offers:

  • 10-week summer experience at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, which includes a service learning course, placement with a cancer-related research project and workshops. Students will learn about core public health concepts, disciplines and careers; professional skills valued by public health employers; and personal and professional public health networks.
  • Professional Development workshops in use of online/social media for professional networking and for projects in the professional public health arena; leadership skills; and communicating messages about public health issues to a variety of audiences in written, oral, and poster formats.
  • Cultural Competency workshops exploring how cultural beliefs and practices affect public health services and research, as well as best practices working in multicultural environments.
  • A stipend of $5000 and a food/parking allowance of $750
  • Housing on the UNC Campus



To apply:

  • Identify who will write your two letters of recommendation from NCCU faculty – you will need to submit the the faculty members’ contact information as part of your application.
  • Complete and submit the online application.