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Established in 2019 by an anonymous donor, this fund supports students with financial need who are doing an internship or research project in the field of public health.

Intern - Children of Armenia Fund (COAF)


Taline had the opportunity to intern with Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) from their office in Yerevan, Armenia during the summer of 2023. With this privileged, Taline was able to learn how to be flexible, adjust to new environments, initiate collaboration, and develop her research skills. As well, she learned how instrumental team work is to the success of any project. Taline's research on breast cancer screening in Armenia will be used to guide pilot studies between COAF and the Ministry of Health on breast cancer screening.

Student Intern - Psychiatric Clinic, Drug Addiction Treatment, and Rehabilitation Centre


This summer my internship was based at the Healing House Psychiatric Clinic, Drug Detoxification and Rehabilitation Centre in Islamabad. During these eight weeks, I got a chance to shadow Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Malik, the co-founder and clinical director of Healing House, and sat through the debriefing and discussion about the most prevalent mental disorders faced by Pakistanis nowadays.

Statistical Epidemiologist Public Health Intern


At Lewis County Public Health, I was majorly responsible for reviewing and compiling death, communicable disease, and Early Intervention (children with special needs) data. I was responsible for gathering specific epidemiological data to use for reporting, such as the number of cases occurring per year, percent gender (male/female) distribution, age distribution in years, cause of death distribution, category of death distribution, ICD-10 code distribution, and the township/zipcode via address distribution.

Environmental Sustainability Coordinator


Through working with 4MyCiTy this summer, a sustainable food management non-profit, I received the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge about out current food system and the growing field of sustainable food rescue. The main goal of 4MyCiTy's services is to prevent the environmental impact of food waste on our environment by diverting edible food waste from landfills, while promoting sustainable food management practices. With the diverted or rescued food 4MyCiTy distributes them to food insecure communities, in the greater Baltimore region, through their partner organizations.

Research Associate


This summer my primary responsibility throughout my fellowship was working as a recruitment coordinator for the GoMoms research study. GoMoms is a study focusing on gestational diabetes and understanding blood sugar levels in pregnancy. I spent my time on this study based in the Maternal-Fetal-Medicine department of the Yale New Haven Health facility in New Haven.