Lourdes Center for Public Health: Student Programs
Three program options are available for students for application - Research Assistantships, Individual Research Projects and the Public Health Summer Institute.
Students seeking to gain experience in community-based research can participate as a Research Assistant on research projects already being conducted in the Lourdes Health System. This opportunity is available year-round. These research projects will be utilized to evaluate the current health care delivery system and community health status resulting in improvement to current community health models and programs in the Camden and Burlington County Areas. Research Assistantships are geared towards students interested in participating in public health research independent of their academic requirements and pursuits. Available research opportunities can be found on the Research Projects and Opportunities page.
Individual Research Project
Students interested in individual projects in conjunction with academic curricula or degree requirements may also apply to work with Lourdes Center for Public Health. Through individual research, students have the opportunity to propose and conduct research in a particular area of interest in Camden, New Jersey or Burlington County under the mentorship of the Center for Public Health and the advising of the student's college faculty member. Research can be utilized for individual course credit or thesis research. Research at Catholic Health East hospitals in Trenton or Newark will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for feasibility.
Public Health Summer Institute
In addition to research assistantships and individual research projects, Lourdes Center for Public Health has also created the Lourdes Public Health Summer Institute, which provides students from a variety of backgrounds and institutions the opportunity to pursue projects collaboratively under the mentorship of the Lourdes Center for Public Health Director, Doctor Stanton Miller. In the Institute, students pursue projects at the direction of Lourdes Health System and the Lourdes Foundation to facilitate further research in the health care delivery system and community interest for direct effect on the improvement of community health models and programs in the Camden and Burlington County areas. Summer Institute projects will aim to address both Lourdes Health System needs and student participant interests. Students can expect to have an active role in the design and accomplishment of the research projects pursued. Students participating in the Summer Institute will be expected to commit 30 hours per week.
How To Apply
If you are interested in a Research Assistantship, Individual Research Project or the Public Health Summer Institute, please contact the Lourdes Center for Public Health Program Coordinator at email@example.com or via phone number at 856-869-3038. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Applications may be submitted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail
Lourdes Center for Public Health
900 Haddon Ave. Suite 318
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Students interested in applying to work with Lourdes Center for Public Health, but who are unsure of what program to should apply to, please contact us. We are happy to work with students to discuss current opportunities or possible project ideas.
Note: Students submitting for individual research projects must be enrolled in an academic course or program requiring a specific research project and/or have a faculty member at his or her institution willing to serve as an academic advisor in the process of the research. The faculty member must be available for contact and follow-up by the Lourdes Center for Public Health and provided on application.