Become a SPHSP Mentor

The internship and mentor relationship constitute major components of the Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP). Students spend three days per week for eight weeks working with professionals in key areas of health and wellness. Internship opportunities span the diversity of public health: from HIV/STI prevention, healthy/active lifestyles, occupational health to environmental justice. Mentors are administrators, researchers, analysts, clinicians, etc.

To learn more about becoming a mentor, please view our Mentor Information Packet and fill out a survey about your proposed internship.

For additional information about the program offerings, please review the Program Details.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: 212-305-4157 or

Become a Program Facilitator

Each summer we require three Program Facilitators to assist with of the program. Our ideal candidate would be a current student at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in the MPH program. The student must have completed at least one year by the program start.

Position Overview

  • Must be available from May 31st through August 4th
  • Program Facilitators are required to live on-campus with the students between June 4th and August 4th.
  • Program Facilitators are asked to hold regular weekly “office” hours, wherein they provide academic support for program scholars
  • Lead TA sessions, including case study analyses, review of course material, and reflection of student internships
  • And other duties as assigned

More Information

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