Haiti: Build Health International



Location: Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Audience: Undergraduate, Medical

Term: Summer 2017

Application Deadline: February 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm


BHI designs, builds, and equips high-quality, sustainable health-care facilities in the most impoverished regions of the world. BHI partners with organizations committed to the public health system to ensure that:

  • The highest quality care available is provided in a dignified and compassionate manner
  • Such care is accessible to all, regardless of the ability to pay
  • The facility complements and adds to the national – and global – public health-care infrastructure 

BHI has coordinated multiple construction projects in resource-constrained regions of Haiti over the past 6 years, including the University National Teaching Hospital in Mirebalais, the Mirebalais rehabilitation center, the Mirebalais National Reference Laboratory, and the Maternal and Neonatal Health Center in Fond des Blancs.  BHI also partners with non-profits researching and addressing the root causes of poverty to explore ways in which improvements to health-care delivery models can contribute to systemic change.

One GHI intern will assist BHI with architectural planning, engineering, partnership outreach, grant-reporting, project management, and software and data modeling as applied to global health. This opportunity is open to undergraduate students with an interest in health infrastructure, engineering for health, and health care delivery. Proficiency / working knowledge of French or Haitian Creole would be considered a plus.


Students interested in undertaking an internship must submit a Global Health Internship Program Application. An updated application and full list of opportunities will be available in early January 2017. Candidates may preference up to three internship sites during a single application cycle and are required to answer a short supplemental question for each site. Candidates are required to submit transcripts and one to two letters recommendation at the time of application. All applications are due on February 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 

Please that the funding award for this opportunity is contingent upon the selected candidate securing a travel waiver from Dartmouth. 

Please direct questions about the program to Anne Sosin, Global Health Initiative Program Manager. 



Friday, February 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
Fund type: 
The John Sloan Dickey Center