RAships, Deployments & Other Funded Positions
The Center funds 2-4 RAships (including one doctoral student), ~20 Center-funded deployments and other time-limited or project-specific Center positions. Announcements about opportunities are typically made available mid- to-late summer, and shared via the MCH student listserv. Deployments that come up throughout the year are advertised in our monthly MCH student eNewsletters and via the listserv.
Due to funding restrictions, Center opportunities are strictly for UMN MCH students who are eligible to work in the US (citizen of the US or a foreign national having in their possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the US, or a non-citizen national). Read the FAQ page carefully before applying.
Find important 2023-2024 dates and deadlines here.
Emerging MCH Leaders Skills Institute
Maternal and Child Health Student Interest Group (MCHIG)
The MCHIG was created for students to have a space to discuss MCH related topics, issues, and get involved with community service. Any UMN student with an interest in MCH is welcome to join!
Please email sphmchig @ umn.edu for more information or to join.
The National MCH Trainee Blog
The student-led national MCH Trainee Blog is promoted by the Center. It helps connect MCH students from all thirteen HRSA-funded COEs and five Catalyst Programs by providing an outlet for them to share their research and community engagement experiences.
Monthly posts are written by students on one of the 12 MCH competencies, which provides concrete examples of students’ knowledge and skill sets around a specific core competency. The blog also provides links to MCH leadership competency assessment and trainings (through the Navigator), to resources (such as CoE student groups and MCHB’s Trainee Ambassador Group), and to webpages and resources.
Email mchlead1 @ gmail.com if you’re an MCH student interested in contributing a post and creating a stronger national network of future professionals.
Center students, faculty and staff look forward to providing MCH students with an orientation to the Center, and sharing resources available exclusively for MCH students, during the MCH Program orientation on August 23, 2023!