R. Brick Lancaster Community Health Internship Award
This award supports a student who, during a community-based internship, will conduct a health education and health promotion project that addresses a significant public or school health issue identified by a local or state public health department or community agency.
The competitive internship includes:
- A stipend of $2,000 to work a minimum of 180 hours (or work a semester-long), full-time, community-based internship toward the pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate health education degree.
- One-year SOPHE student membership.
- An opportunity to present the results of the project completed during their internship at a SOPHE Annual Conference/Advocacy Summit and/or publication in one of SOPHE’s peer-reviewed journals.
Applications are accepted on a bi-annual basis for terms/semesters: January-April | May-August | September-December.
Brick Lancaster, CHES, was a practitioner who worked for several decades at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and helped champion the link between research and public health practice.