1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
About: The Jabulani Rural Health Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by four doctors. Its focus is on healthcare, education, poverty relief, environmental issues, and care for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Jabulani serves a large Xhosa community of approximately 140,000, the majority of which lives in extreme poverty. Jabulani’s health care mission supports the development of Zithulele Hospital and its surrounding clinics; helps improve access to quality health care; supports specific health care projects, including care for those affected by HIV/AIDS; and improves nutrition through education and support.
Intern responsibilities: The intern will assist Jabulani and the hospital with a variety of practical projects ranging from assistance with data capture and data analysis, to conducting basic, practical, clinically-oriented research that will help them better understand the community and its health needs. Interns will also be able to embark on independent research projects. Past projects include: conducting community surveys to assess access to water and sanitation, researching early childhood development and health as related in the community, creating health awareness in high school students, and following up on twins born at Zithuele Hospital. This internship is based in a remote, low-resource area of South Africa.
Qualifications: Candidates with interest in health and community development and experience in basic research methodology are encouraged to apply. If you are enrolled in the Global Health Program certificate, this internship will fulfill the GHP internship requirement.
This internship is offered in partnership with the Program in Global Health and Health Policy and can be used by GHP juniors for completion of the GHP Summer Research Requirement (please check the appropriate box on your application).