The Leveraging Interdisciplinary Nutritional Knowledge (LINK) program aims to train underrepresented (UR) students in the food and human sciences professional and scientific workforce emphasizing Latino nutrition through outreach, mentoring, education, support services, research, and professional internships with community partners.
- Enrolled in a nutrition, health science/public health, or kinesiology program;
- Minimum 3.00 GPA;
- Incoming CC transfer or Master's student;
- U.S. citizen or national; and
- Available for a one-year commitment with enrollment in at least 15 credit hours per semester.
- Orientation and Training – One-week summer orientation and training, Dates: August 3 - 5, 8 & 9, 2022
- Learning Community – Three-hour bi-monthly meetings to receive additional training, professional development, advising, and mentoring throughout the academic year.
- Leadership Development – Participation and completion of the CSULB Leadership Academy. The Academy requires 6 workshops across one academic year focused on leadership, congruence and commitment, teamwork and communication, understanding conflict and restorative justice, ethical decision making and society, advocacy, and building communities. After completing the workshops, scholars will be required to complete a theory-to-practice reflection paper.
- Research – Ten hours per week of applied research with a faculty mentor during the second semester of participation.
- Summer Experiential Learning Placement (Externship) – Eight-week, 20-hour per week summer externship with identified government, non-profit, or private organizations to apply human nutrition knowledge in professional settings.
- Complete LINK Fellowship Application on Qualtrics.
- Unofficial Transcripts from all schools attended.
- One (1) letter of recommendation from a current or former instructor, advisor, or supervisor.
- A Personal Statement (500 words)
- Describe why you are interested in receiving Latino nutrition and disease prevention training.
- Describe your interest in engaging in public health research. What do you expect to learn?
- Describe how participating in the LINK Program will help your future education and/or career goals.
- Resume or CV (1 page), including college(s) attended, community service/volunteer and work experiences, and extracurricular activities.
*All documents should be legible and clean copies in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF. No pictures of transcripts.
Deadline to apply
- CSULB Deadline: May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm
- CSUF Deadline: June 15th, 2022 at 11:59pm