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Health Grand Challenge - Telethon Kids Institute (TKI)
Perth, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: Global Health and Health Policy Program Type: Internship
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Features: Field Work, Research Degree Level: First year, Junior, Sophomore
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Apartment (alone), Apartment (Shared), Guesthouse, Student responsibility
Program Description:
Telethon Kids Institute
Australia

Interns at Telethon Kids Institute - University of Western Australia Perth will assist with pragmatic intervention/clinical trials aimed at preventing and treating infectious diseases in children. A variety of projects are currently underway, and interns will focus on a particular area depending on their interests and skills. Current research includes understanding and eliminating barriers to vaccine uptake, clinical trials of empiric treatment strategies of gastroenteritis in Aboriginal children in remote settings, therapeutic trials for bronchiolitis in infants, and understanding and improving rotavirus vaccine efficacy in Aboriginal children. Interns may contribute to a range of research activities including study design and development, participant recruitment, data collection, management and interpretation of underlying immunological and microbiological mechanisms. Interested students should have a strong background in biological sciences. Knowledge, experience or skills in the fields of infectious diseases, microbiology, immunology or biostatistics would be particularly useful. Interns should be able to work independently and a desire to translate research findings into clinically relevant practices.
This internship lasts 8-10 weeks, with start and end dates to be set in consultation with the intern.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017 04/15/2018 06/01/2018 08/31/2018
NOTE: Note: the program dates are not precise and each participant may have different program dates.