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New Delhi, India (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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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
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
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Organization Overview
CanSupport is a group of palliative care experts committed to enabling a caring and supportive society around cancer management, helping patients, families, and society at large to work together to maximize the quality of life with cancer in a meaningful and compassionate manner, while fully respecting the dignity of the individual. Instead of a disease-focused approach, CanSupport follows the patient-centered philosophy, where patient care preferences and goals are central to care provision.

CanSupport's history is long and distinguished and spans 21 years, during which time their contribution to the development of palliative care services can be seen across North India. The wide-ranging programs are designed to help patients of all ages and cancers throughout their cancer journey; right from the day of diagnosis, across all curative therapies and as a continuum of care adapting to the unique needs in case cancer progresses into its terminal phase. The support extends even after the death of the patient through bereavement and rehabilitative support to the families.

The highly skilled teams of doctors, nurses and counselors bring the care to the doorstep of patients too sick to travel and make regular visits providing medical, nursing and psychosocial support. Patients and their families also have access to outpatient clinics, cancer helpline, daycare, peer support and counseling services, patient navigation and resource facilitation as well as bereavement and rehabilitation support. The organization serves as a source of learning for many individuals and organizations focused on improving the quality of life of people with cancer. The services are aimed at the less privileged and are entirely free of charge.

IIP interns will have a range of responsibilities including:
  • Develop a case study on CanSupport's project titled 'Embracing palliative care right from the learning days". 
  • Draft a policy document for palliative care in the state of Delhi.
  • Develop an impact assessment case study for CanSupport's Home Based Palliative Care Program 
Exploring and learning from the practice and impact of palliative care programs in a resource restricted set up. The IIP interns can take up the following projects while at CanSupport:

Create 30-second to 2-minute films on various aspects of palliative care provided to cancer patients and and their families. These will be used shared on social media sites for disseminating information about palliative care and CanSupport as well as solicit support from the viewers.

Skills in photography, videography and film direction; Documentation of patient stories (as text and as videos) to share with institutional donors who support CanSupport programs.


Document CanSupport as a Case Study - A Replicable Model of Holistic Provision of Palliative Care in India. Create from scratch a self-sustaining fund raising program for Indians based in the USA to help support CanSupport's Mission of caring for people with cancer.

Skills in research and documentation; Know-how and creativity required for designing a fund raising program in the US.

If you are enrolled in the Global Health Program certificate, this internship will fulfill the GHP internship requirement.

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