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Internships in Global Health - Inter-American Development Bank
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Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: Global Health and Health Policy Program Type: Internship
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: 8 or more weeks
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks
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IDBInter-American Development Bank
COVID 19 Intern
Mapping Health Access in Informal Settlements 


Location: Remote
Duration: 8-12 weeks
Number of Positions: 2+
Stipend: $1500
 
About: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is looking for highly-motivated students to contribute to a short-term research project on Health Access in Informal Settlements, with a specific geographic focus on cities in Colombia and Peru. The purpose of this IDB-sponsored research project is to understand how communities living in conditions of informality access health services, with a special focus on migrants in cities in Colombia (Barranquilla, Cúcuta, Riohacha, and Bogotá/Soacha) and Peru (Lima/Rimac).  The project seeks to contribute to the effective delivery of health services to vulnerable populations as part of the response to COVID 19, from tests to in situ medical attention. In addition, the research can help identify deficiencies in government-sponsored health delivery systems, as well as existing healthcare operations that operate outside formal infrastructures yet can be strengthened during times of crisis.
 
Information about informal settlements and communities is often difficult to access through traditional quantitative and aggregate data. In order to bridge this gap this research will use a qualitative approach to ascertain gaps in access to health faced by these populations and to map existing networks of care that local populations rely on when official services are not available. Information about service access in informal neighborhoods is notoriously scarce all the more so under present conditions when doing fieldwork-based research is impossible because of ongoing health concerns.
 
In this context, the project proposes a rapid mixed-methods approach that combines digital mapping techniques with remote ethnographic methods. Based on city-specific research, a final synthesis report will not only include up to date maps of health access points but also a critical narrative and recommendations about how communities effectively secure access and how this process can be made more effective for managing the pandemic. In addition, the IDB team will set up a city-specific online tool tailored to local decision-makers.
 
Intern Responsibilities: Interns will take part in the following main activities:
 
1) Preparatory analysis (2 weeks):
  • Literature review: contextualize access to healthcare among informal communities in a comparative context, including characterization of informal and migrant communities in case cities.
  • Data assessment: in coordination with municipal partners, evaluate existing data sets on health coverage and identify gaps and priority areas, focusing on informal settlements and migrant networks.
2. Mixed methods research (3 weeks): combine crowd-sourced and open-source data (e.g., openstreetmap datasets; as a proof of concept, see exercise with ‘formal’ data points for Quito here https://vulnerabilidad-codigo.netlify.com/) to identify health access points in informal areas and carry out ground-truthing through remote interviews (phone), in partnership with universities and civil society organizations.
3. Data coding and analysis (2 weeks)
4. Report draft and revisions (2 weeks): the report will not only include up to date maps of health access points but also a critical narrative and recommendations about how communities effectively secure access and how this process can be made more effective for managing the pandemic. 

Qualifications: Excellent writing skills and demonstrable ability synthesizing information into policy-relevant documents (samples may be required). Fluent or highly proficient in Spanish. Experience working/carrying out research in developing countries and with vulnerable populations is a plus. Working knowledge of spatial analytics tools is a plus.
 
Website: https://www.iadb.org/en
 
New Internship for 2020; no past Princeton interns.
 

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