Student Intern Spotlight
Christian Brown, a senior majoring in Health Promotions, is currently a Mosquito Control Surveillance Specialist with Beaufort County.
Christian started her internship in March of 2017, and works approximately 10-20 hours during the spring and fall, and 40 hours in the summer. Her internship not only works around her school schedule, but compensates her for her time with $12.00 an hour, provides a work truck along with fashionable uniforms.
Her typical work week entails setting up mosquito traps in strategically located habitats throughout Beaufort County, testing them for mosquito-borne diseases, and identifying them in the field and laboratory. She also assists county Biologists during field and laboratory studies and by accurately recording data.
She learned of this internship opportunity from Dr. Alan Warren, and was trained by fellow USCB alum Derrell Echols. In the future Christian would like to pursue a Master's degree in Public Health and work in the area of research or teach.