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2009-2010 Intern Catherine Wilson In Her Own Words
"The experiences and knowledge I gained interning at the Charities has impacted both my course of study, as well as my extracurricular activities." 

Internship Program

Mentoring Tomorrow’s Community-Based Partners

The internship program, which has hosted over 65 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S., is at the core of the Charities’ community work. Since 1997, the internship program has given students from all research disciplines the opportunity to experience public health research in a practical and community-based setting. 

Research projects range from the Healthy Neighborhood Initiatives to the City of Houston Hurricane Preparedness Project to geospatial community mapping projects. The Charities’ team members developed the internship curriculum to expose students to real world applications for addressing community needs through mixed-methods research.  The mentoring program helps interns hone research and writing skills they can take back to their home institutions, and gives them a firm foundation in community-based research.


Through research-informed grantmaking to Texas nonprofits, St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities, a separate component of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, improves community health and reduces health disparities.  Our Center for Community-Based Research is dedicated to community-based participatory research practices that foster informed action, collaboration and empowerment for the medically underserved and other vulnerable populations.

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