Research and Racial Equity (RARE) Summer Internship Program


The Research and Racial Equity (RARE) Summer Internship Program is an 8-week program with three goals: (1) Increasing diversity in public health research workforce, (2) fostering health equity in public health research and (3) providing public health research experience to those who have traditionally had limited access. Housed in NYU’s Center for Anti-racism, Social Justice, and Public Health (CASJPH), RARE will provide an immersive summer experience through research, community work experience, professional and educational workshops, and faculty and peer mentorship.


2023 Program Dates:  June 6, 2023- August 1, 2023

Program Offerings:

  • Direct match with a faculty mentor on health equity research project (2023 Scholar Projects)
  • Community work experience
  • Professional development workshops
  • Educational workshops focused on public health, anti- racism and social justice.
  • Peer mentorship from NYU Grad students
  • Housing
  • Travel 
  • Stipend
  • Social Activities 

RARE Interns have a two-week orientation before being placed in research labs. Click the link for details about the RARE orientation and Curriculum.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at the time of the program. 

Required Documents:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial Transcript


RARE Applications will not be open for Summer 2024, but check out some photos from our 2023 summer! 

Questions? Email the Center for Anti-racism, Social Justice, & Public Health at