MCHC/RISE-UP is a new summer program for junior, senior or recently graduated baccalaureate degree university students from underrepresented populations seeking a career in the health field. As part of the program, 10 Native Americans/Alaska Natives will have the opportunity to participate in a 10-week full time summer curriculum for one or more of three externships: Clinical, Leadership, or Research. The program provides free housing, a $3,500 stipend for the summer, a visit to Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and a trip to Atlanta to the CDC, as well as the externship experience.
If you know of any students who might be interested in the program, please encourage them to visit Kennedy Krieger Institution’s website:
If students choose to apply, they will submit their application to Jenese McFadden (as specified on website). Disregard the submission deadline on the website. Upon submission, applicants will receive an automated response that will tell them that the program deadline has not been extended, but this DOES NOT APPLY to Native American/Alaska Native applicants. Special permission has been granted to extend the deadline to FEBRUARY 29, 2012 for Native American and Alaska Native applicants at the South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine location due to their low representation in the applicant pool.
How to Apply
Send complete application package to:
Jenese McFadden, MS, MBA
Kennedy Krieger Family Center
2901 E. Biddle St.
Baltimore, Md. 21213
RISE-UP-FactSheet_FINAL.pdf (263.33 kb)