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The Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program (BTG CHIP) provides health-related service to underserved populations while training community responsive health and social service professionals.  BTG is a competitive paid 7-week summer internship for health profession students between their first and second year of studies. Students from all UMDNJ schools are eligible to participate. Interns are placed in interdisciplinary teams at a community agency. Community site are located in Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark. Students spend four days a week at their site, and one day a week in workshops. Each year students prepare posters on their experience, and for the first time this summer (2012), a panel and poster presentation was held at the UMDNJ-SPH. 

Here are the links to view the panel presentations!


New Brunswick Site - Elijah’s Promise

Camden -  Project H.O.P.E.

Camden - Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Newark - Greater Newark Conservancy

SUMMER 2013 Information Now Available!

                BTG Information for Summer 2013              BTG Application for 2013

During the session, student teams from each site prepared a brief presentation describing the agency, the work they did, and how the agency works to address health disparities in their community. 

BTG is a consortium of universities in the Philadelphia area of which UMDNJ is a Network Affiliate.

Bridging the Gaps at UMDNJ-SPH is funded through the New Jersey Public Health Training Center and federal work study funds. BTG Program Info general.pdf  Applications for the Summer 2012 BTG program will be available

For more information e-mail us at  You may also go to the Bridging the Gaps website at:

Student Internships

The NJPHTC is pleased to offer current MPH students the opportunity to intern with local health departments for 10 - 15 hours per week.  THis opportunity allows students a chance to not only gain professional work experience, but to also experience first-hand the type of activities undertaken by governmental public health agencies throughout the state.  Opportunities are also available within the State Health Department, NJ Department of Health and Senior Services.  In some instances, a small stipend may be available for one semester.

During the Spring 2012 semester, five students have been placed with public health organizations around the state.  Contact Dr. Polly Thomas or Colleen McKay Wharton for more information.


Fieldwork is an essential requirement to completing an MPH degree with UMDNJ - School of Public Health.  In some instances, small stipends may be available for Fieldwork placements.  For more information about fieldwork in general, visit the UMDNJ-SPH

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