Faith Kim, Geisel School of Medicine. 2011 GHI Fellow with DPP Staff in Tanzania
GHI Fellowships are available to all undergraduate, medical, graduate and joint-degree students. The goal of these mentored-research fellowships is to train the next generation of global health researchers by providing a unique experience to work directly with global health researchers at their field sites and working with in-country partners. Fellowships last between 6 to 12 weeks. Sites rotate annually based on preceptor availability, specialty, location and project need. These advanced level fellowships are for students who have demonstrated a strong interest in global health issues and the ability to conduct semi-independent research. Fellows will be expected to participate in pre-departure and post-fellowship debrief sessions .
We are now accepting applications for spring term fellowship for undergraduates and summer fellowships for graduate and medical students.
- Undergraduate Opportunity - Kigali, Rwanda - Spring or Summer Term (this application is now closed)
- Grad/ Med Student Opportunity - Various Locations, India - June-August Only
The selected student will serve as a research intern to Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health of the Republic of Rwanda, in her capacity as a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Based on the student’s qualifications and interests, she or he will be invited to coordinate the drafting of a policy analysis article using Ministry of Health data. Previous projects have included a case study of Rwanda’s malaria control policy, an analysis of Rwanda’s rollout of the pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines, and a study exploring the drivers of persistently high levels of chronic malnutrition.
- Demonstrated commitment to global health and social justice
- Strong writing skills and experience conducting literature reviews
- Professional demeanor, capable of building collaborative relationships
- Ability to thrive in a self-directed work environment with tight timelines
- Willingness to work long hours and six- to seven-day weeks
- Prompt and effective communicator over email/phone and across time zones
- Basic quantitative data analysis skills (Excel and/or STATA) prefered
- Prior work experience in low-income countries preferred (but not required)
Note: French language not required
CHANGE: This fellowship is now available for Spring or Summer Term, 2013.
Interested students can contact
The aim of this project is to collect the health narratives of migrant workers engaged in reconstructing India's roads along the Indian/ Nepali boarder to better understand the impact of living and working conditions on physical and psychological health.
The selected fellow will assist the reseach team collecting oral histories from the workers in migrant camps in the highlands and conduct health assessments.
- Gain first-hand experience of ethnographic fieldwork including participant observation, conducting interviews, recording, transcribing and analysis.
- The opportunity to travel with the project team to the upper reaches of the Himalayas and gain knowledge about environmental and social aspects of the North Indian Himalayan context.
- Interact directly (or via a translator) with migrant labor engaged in road building activities and attempt to understand the lives of the mobile working-class with particular attention to diffferences of gender and caste.
PI: Dr. Anu Sabhlok, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.
Dartmouth Preceptor: Dr. Jennifer Fluri, Women's and Gender Studies/ Geography.
The duration of this fellowship is 6 weeks between June-August, 2013. NOTE - this fellowship is ONLY available during the time periods specified below. There are two possible time periods for this fellowship are:
- June 1- July 15, 2013
- July 1-August 15, 2013
The full fellowship description is available HERE.