Public Health Fellows & Interns

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The Skorton Center for Health Initiatives trains future health professionals through Public Health Fellowships and student internships. 

Public Health Fellows  

The Public Health Fellows position was created  to reflect the emerging public health approach to college student health. Since 2011, Public Health Fellows have enhanced Cornell Health’s outreach and educational efforts, and have made significant contributions to campus health initiatives. 

Public Health Fellows:

  • utilize “near peer” student connections to promote and deliver innovative strategies to address student mental health and well-being, alcohol and other drugs, sexual violence, and hazing, as well as other emerging student health issues
  • contribute to the work of the Skorton Center by facilitating educational outreach efforts and contributing to research and evaluation projects

To learn more about the Public Health Fellow position, consider watching the video below to learn about the experience of recent Fellows. You can also read more about individual Fellows (and their backgrounds) in the chart below the video.

The primary responsibilities of the Public Health Fellows include facilitating various health outreach programs to student organizations (including Notice and Respond: Friend 2 Friend, Thrive, Intervene, sexual violence prevention, hazing prevention, and other related education programs).

Read about the paths of our former Public Health Fellows (CU NetID required). 

GPHS student interns 

The Skorton Center for Health Initiatives has partnered with the College of Human Ecology to provide students in the Global and Public Health Sciences (GPHS) major with a student internship opportunity within Cornell Health. Internships are not currently available. We anticipate that the next internship will be offered during the 2021-2022 school year.