Health Equity Leaders

Are you interested in working on projects that aim to ensure that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible? Then apply to be a Health Equity Student Intern today!


The UConn Health Disparities Institute is committed to providing student interns with opportunities to gain increased knowledge and experience in eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity.

In addition, We are committed to strengthening the academic pipeline for students of color who have a career interest in public health, population health, mental health, medicine, biostatistics, community-based research, and policy. We believe that achieving a diverse workforce that represents the communities of people served will ensure health equity throughout our society.

HDI Internship opportunities require a commitment of 10 – 20 hours per week during the semester you wish to apply for, and may continue through the following semester (depending on the needs of the project). Students interested in health disparities, social justice and passion to achieve health equity are strongly encouraged to apply. In exchange for services, interns may benefit from:

  • Gaining hands-on experience with our HDI Core researchers and professionals in: Data Analytics; Research; Community; Policy Navigation & Strategic Communications
  • Supporting work that advances health equity in CT
  • Be acknowledged in ensuing publications
  • Building professional development in participating in seminars and journal clubs

To Apply

Submit a resume, contact information for at least one academic or professional reference, and a brief cover letter to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position(s) are filled.

Application Due Dates

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  • Fall – March 15th
  • Spring – October 15th
  • Summer – February 1st

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About HDI

The UConn School of Medicine established the Health Disparities Institute (HDI) in 2011 as part of the Bioscience Connecticut Initiative to enhance research and the delivery of care to minority and underserved populations in the state. HDI advances health equity and reduces disparity to ensure that everyone in Connecticut has the fullest opportunity to experience good health and wellbeing.

We connect, support and serve residents and communities through individual, systems level and place-based strategies. We value social justice, youth input and the power of art to amplify community voice and disrupt single stories about the truly underserved.

Affirmative Action Statement

All applicants will receive consideration for internship without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), and Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.