Student Opportunities

MCH Peers

MCH Peers is designed exclusively for MCH students by MCH students. Incoming and second+ year MCH students are “matched” in effort to create a welcoming and inclusive environment through social connections. These connections will help to provide a welcoming environment for incoming students and an opportunity for second year students to share experiences and interests. MCH Peers launches in Fall 2020!

Maternal and Child Health Student Interest Group (MCHIG)

MCHIG was created for students to have a space to discuss MCH related topics, issues, and get involved with community service. Any UMN student with an interest in MCH is welcome to join! Check out their web page here.

Please email mch @ for more information or to join.

The National MCH Trainee Blog

The student-led national MCH Trainee Blog is promoted by the Center. It helps connect MCH students from all thirteen HRSA-funded COEs and five Catalyst Programs by providing an outlet for them to share their research and community engagement experiences.

Monthly posts are written by students on one of the 12 MCH competencies, which provides concrete examples of students’ knowledge and skill sets around a specific core competency. The blog also provides links to MCH leadership competency assessment and trainings (through the Navigator), to resources (such as CoE student groups and MCHB’s Trainee Ambassador Group), and to webpages and resources.

Email mchlead1 @ if you’re an MCH student interested in contributing a post and creating a stronger national network of future professionals.

RAships & Deployments

There are currently no RAships available for Fall 2020, but there are several paid deployment opportunities available.

We’ll make sure to share other opportunities through the student listserv and in our monthly MCH student eNewsletters.