College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Undergraduate Research 2011.10.14

October 14, 2011

- Check out the Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program at UC Berkeley
- Do research in DC

Check out the Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program at UC Berkeley!
The Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program at UC Berkeley offers undergraduate and doctoral students from minority and health-disparity populations the opportunity to do health sciences research abroad in a developing country, and a semester doing research in a leading Berkeley lab. Applications for the 2012 Fellowship open October 1, 2011.

Do research in DC!
Each Fall and Spring, the UCB Washington Program sends undergraduates to Washington, D.C., to complete academic research projects of their own design, and to participate in internships related to their research. The Program is open to juniors and seniors in any major, and graduating seniors may participate during their final semester at UCB (but not after they actually graduate).

To apply, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have junior or senior standing in the semester you plan to attend. You must also have taken at least two upper-division courses on the UC Berkeley campus, which provide background for the topic you intend to research. Internships are available in a wide variety of DC-based government agencies, nonprofit organizations, policy think-tanks, media outlets, and businesses. Students live in the brand new UC Washington Center at Scott Circle and UCB financial aid is transferrable to DC. Students earn a full semester of UCB academic credit. An application for the Spring 2012 UC Berkeley Washington Program is now available online, at:

UC Berkeley Washington Program (UCDC) Information Sessions
What will be covered? The information session will provide an overview of the UCDC Program, including:
- tips for a successful application (writing the personal statement,
resume work, obtaining letters of recommendation);
- the selection process;
- the research seminar;
- resources for your internship search;
- making the most of your semester in D.C.(housing, budgeting,travel, etc.)

If you would like to meet with Kathy Slusser, Program Coordinator, you may drop in at M24 Wheeler Hall between 9-12 and 1-4 Monday-Thursday or e-mail her to schedule an appointment: