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Springer Funded Intern

Notes from the Field: Victoria Chi '17

Victoria Chi '17 interned at the policy office of the Center for Global Health at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention during the 2016 summer term with support from the John K. Springer '53 Memorial Fund. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

Over the summer of 2016, I interned at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the government agency that works to protect the health of Americans and of populations worldwide. Within CDC, I was in the policy office of the Center for Global Health (CGH), the center responsible for reducing the global burden of disease, strengthening the health capacity of developing countries, and preventing, detecting, and responding to disease threats across the globe. 

Notes from the Field: Stephanie Brown '16

Student Intern: Stephanie Brown '16

Internship Organization:
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
ARHP is a non-profit organization that produces journal articles, live sessions, webinars and clinical minutes regarding reproductive health and its impact on our lives. AHRP works closely with other reproductive health non-profits and NGO's to formally accredit providers (nurses, doctors, physicians assistants, etc.) with continuing education about reproductive health.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?
I am the education and policy intern; since the organization is medically based, I am tasked with keeping the organization up to date on relevant health policy. I analyze policy statements and write reports to inform the staff and thus the ARHP website.

How did you feel on the first day of your internship?

Notes from the Field: Apoorva Dixit '17

Student Intern: Apoorva Dixit '17


Internship Organization:
A Step Ahead Foundation – Memphis, TN

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
A Juvenile Court Magistrate founded A Step Ahead Foundation (ASAF) in Memphis when she realized that unintended pregnancy was ground zero for the vast majority of cases she saw before her at Juvenile Court. After researching the issue, she found that many women did not have access to or knowledge of the most effective methods of birth control: long acting, reversible contraception (LARC). She founded ASAF to help women get ahead in life by encouraging them to plan their lives, plan their families, and plan their babies. ASAF's goal is not only to provide free LARCs for all of Tennessee but also to create a culture of the birth control so that when girls and women decide to become sexually active, they are equipped with the knowledge they require to still be in control of their lives.

John K. Springer '53 Funded Inters

2012-13

  • Melissa An ’15
    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
    Atlanta, GA

2011-12

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