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Internships in Global Health - Timmy Global Health
Indianapolis, United States; Quito, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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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: 1st year u/g students, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Apartment (alone), Apartment (Shared), Student responsibility
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:
Timmy Global Health

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana and extended field visit to Ecuador
Duration: 10-12 weeks
Number of Positions: 1

About: Timmy Global Health (TGH) is an Indianapolis-based, internationally-focused social impact organization that expands access to healthcare and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges. Timmy's work is founded on the belief that all people, regardless of who they are, what resources they have, and where they live, should have access to quality healthcare. It strives to make this vision a reality by strengthening the capacity of local health systems through short-term medical service programs and long-term health solutions. Timmy Global Health supports 10 community-based project sites in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nigeria.
Intern Responsibilities: An intern with Timmy Global Health will research and learn about issues relating to international NGO staffing.  The intern will analyze and document the roles and responsibilities of organizational staff at headquarters and in the field, and will explore a broader set of questions relating to the difficult decisions of whether to fill key NGO roles with expatriate vs. local staff. As outputs of this project, the intern will present an analysis and recommendations, along with digital storytelling products.  This internship involves work in both Indianapolis and Ecuador.
Global Health Workforce Research:
The intern will review the relevant global health literature base, review staffing patterns and engage with TGH staff and partners to explore the following question: Is TGH staffing its field and headquarters positions with the optimal balance of expatriate and local staff?
Questions to be addressed include:
  • What does each job at TGH entail, across the spheres of TGH HQ, field and partnerships? What skill sets are most needed to be successful in these roles?
  • What makes it easier to identify and sufficiently vet either expatriate or local candidates for these roles?
  • Is TGH displacing in-country jobs and crowding out local talent by filling its field roles with expatriate & international staff? 

Digital Storytelling:
The intern will develop a series of videos, short articles and photo essays to showcase the reality of working at and with a small global health organization, both at headquarters and in the field.
Tasks for this project will include:
  • Written and video interviews with Timmy Global Health staff and partners
  • Editing and production of videos, blog posts, articles and photo essays to be used internally and externally
  • Organization and compilation of all information and files utilized on these projects
  • Identification of avenues for sharing these digital media. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with high quality control, resourcefulness, maturity, top-notch communication skills and the ability to work independently. The intern must have excellent writing and analytical skills, prior experience with digital media production and strong interpersonal instincts, including a talent for listening and effectively conveying multiple perspectives. S/he must also be adaptable to low-resource environments and challenging working conditions, with a positive attitude and a readiness to help meet a variety of organizational needs. High Spanish proficiency required; must be able to function independently in a Spanish-speaking country.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 12/02/2018 01/31/2019 06/15/2019 08/15/2019
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