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IIP-Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project
Khayelitsha, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Field Work
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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About: Philani has an integrated comprehensive health program with home and clinic based maternal and child health interventions, preschools, skills and income generating programs alongside scholarship, orphans, and building programs. Interns at Philani Maternal, Child Health, and Nutrition Project will work in Khayelitsha, an African township 25 km from Cape Town city center. Interns will be part of a team committed to the work of improving the health and welfare of women and children in destitute communities on the outskirts of Cape Town.

Intern responsibilities: IIP interns will contribute to one or both of the following programs:
  • Income Generation project – a program which focuses on creating sustainability in households, by teaching women a variety of art forms.
  • Educare Program – where approximately 300 students ages 2-6 years old are enrolled. The program focuses on early childhood education.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in nutrition, social services and global/public health are encouraged to apply.  Skills in grant writing and program development would be an asset.

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).

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017 02/28/2018 TBA TBA