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Internships in Global Health - Veterans in Crisis Sunderland and University of Sunderland
Newcastle, England (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||Global Health and Health Policy||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Prerequisite:||No|
|Program Features:||Field Work, Global Health, Health Policy, Research||Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students|
|Time Away:||Summer||Housing options:||Student responsibility|
|Duration of Program:||8 or more weeks|
Veterans in Crisis Sunderland and
University of Sunderland
Reducing Social Isolation in Veteran Populations through Community-Based Approaches
Location: Sunderland, United Kingdom
Duration: 8-10 weeks
Number of Positions: 2
About: Veterans in Crisis Sunderland (VICS) is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting the welfare of veterans and their families based in the City of Sunderland, England. VICS offers a range of services and programs to veterans which promote social inclusion and are driven by the health and wellbeing needs of the veterans themselves. VICS carry out their work, supported by a range of partners across Sunderland including the University of Sunderland, local businesses and Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who are the hosting institution for the North East Armed Forces Health Network. Current projects include running regular drop in sessions, a series of arts workshops at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, and establishing a network of support services for veterans and their families to access. VICS is a young, dynamic organization, and other projects are in various stages of development, allowing a wide range of experiential learning to be gained.
Intern Responsibilities: Interns will be linked in to the current work that VICS undertakes, i.e. supporting the well-being and social inclusion of veterans and their families within Sunderland. The day to day supervision would come from VICS themselves, and the two placements are not prescriptive roles, as the nature and ethos of the work of VICS relies on the needs of the service users, thus there needs to be a degree of flexibility as to the duties carried out on a day to day basis. These placements will involve working across a variety of projects with VICS which will include engagement with veterans and their families, as well working collaboratively with core VICS staff and other agencies involved in the implementation and delivery of the projects. The work of VICS takes place within the City of Sunderland, with any travel anticipated to be local, but will be specific to individual projects.
The successful applicants will be expected to work within a team and also with a relative degree of independence. Regular meetings will be held between the supervisor and the interns to discuss progress. Subject related mentoring support will be provided by the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing, University of Sunderland.
Qualifications: Applicants should have knowledge and an interest in the health and wellbeing of the veteran population and the role of voluntary organizations in supporting health and wellbeing and reducing social isolation. Applications should possess strong communication skills, be able to demonstrate high levels of empathy and be prepared to be flexible in working across a range of projects with different people and liaising with other organizations.
Website: veteransincrisis.co.uk and www.sunderland.ac.uk
New Internship for 2020; no past Princeton interns.
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