SHARP- Summer HIV/AIDS Research Program

SHARP is an innovative summer mentored research internship and learning experience designed to inspire students from underrepresented communities to pursue further studies and careers in public health-oriented clinical and socio-behavioral HIV research that advance racial equity.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on experience conducting a research project matched to scholars’
  • One-on-one mentoring from experienced researchers
    Exposure to community-engaged research and public health career options
    Networking & social events
  • Engaging workshops led by experts in HIV/AIDS, substance use, mental health
    and racial equity


  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program or community college OR
    be a recent graduate (less than two years since graduation)
  • Legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Program Details

  • Paid internship from June 6th-August 12th, 2022
  • Based at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and University
    of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Housing and travel stipends for eligible scholars
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