RISE Program Policies and Guidelines: Q&A

Please see the Program Policies and Guidelines below.

Q: When does the program start and end?
A: The program typically starts early to mid-June and runs till mid-July.

Q: Will the program cover my travel expenses?
A: Yes, our administrative team member will arrange a 1:1 Zoom meeting with you to coordinate and pay for your travel to and from Boston.

Q: Will the program cover my housing?
A: Yes, housing arrangements are outsourced to MassArt Tree House. Interns are required to abide by the rules and regulations provided by MassArt during their stay.

Q: Will the program cover GRE courses?
A: The Department will cover the cost of GRE courses based on the relevance to institutional GRE requirements. For instance, if the GRE is optional for most schools of public health, a self-paced course will be provided. Conversely, an in-person course will be arranged if the GRE is mandatory.

Q: Are participants considered Harvard students?
A: No, participants are recognized as paid interns at the Harvard School of Public Health and do not have the program entitlements and privileges associated with Harvard School of Public Health student status.

Q: Will interns receive a Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) email address?
A: Yes, interns will be provided with an HSPH email address as part of their participation in the program.

Q: How long will interns have access to their Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) email address?
A: Interns will have access to their HSPH email address for up to one year. However, please note that the duration of access is not guaranteed beyond this period.

Q: Is attendance mandatory for all classes and activities?
A: Yes, participation in all classes and activities is mandatory as part of the program responsibilities, given that participants receive compensation for their involvement.

Q: Are all HSPH summer programs the same?
A: No, this program is specific to the Department of Epidemiology, and each department has sole discretion over the structure and execution of its respective program.

Q: Will participants receive a stipend?
A: Yes, participants will receive a stipend aligned with NIH guidelines.

Q: Will meals be provided?
A: While the program will provide some meals, interns are ultimately responsible for their meals during their attendance in the program.

Please do not hesitate to contact the program administrative team if you have any further questions or require clarification regarding the program policies and guidelines.