Trainee, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal. 


Roles & Responsibilities:


The Mount Sinai Short-Term Research Training Program for Minority Students invites master’s-level graduate students to participate in a short-term research training program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, one of the most innovative teaching and research centers in New York City. This appointment is for 12 weeks, with a possible re-appointment for up to 24 weeks. Trainees will work with a faculty mentor on a research project related to public health and environmental medicine. Research projects are available in many different disciplines including data science, epidemiology, health communication, molecular biology, genomics, and clinical disciplines, among others.

  • Conducting literature review
  • Developing a study design
  • Analyzing data
  • Drafting a manuscript for peer-reviewed journal publication

To apply, you must meet all of the following eligibility criteria (1-5):

  • Must be a member of a health disparity population underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences, as per the NIH definition. This includes racial and ethnic minorities (African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders), individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from rural areas, individuals with disabilities that substantially limit one or more major life activities, and sexual and gender minorities
  • A U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in a master's degree program in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, global health or related fields, or have graduated from a master’s program within the past 24 months
  • Available to commit a minimum of 12 weeks on a full-time basis. There is also a possibility of re-appointment (up to 24 weeks total)
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Applicants will be required to submit academic transcripts, a current resume/CV, a personal statement (1-page maximum), and a statement of past research (1-page maximum)

Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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