Colombia: Global Mental Health

Colombia:  Scaling-up Evidence-based Mental Health Care in Primary Care Systems in Colombia

Key Information:

Location: Bogata, Colombia

Audience: Undergraduate, Medical

Term: Summer 2018 (to be confirmed by end of Fall 2017)

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Project Overview

The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College ( has launched an implementation research project (in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) to increase access to science-based mental health care in primary care systems in Colombia. This research and capacity-building project, funded by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, is designed to evaluate evidence-based models of mental health care, including mobile health interventions for mental health, in diverse primary care settings in Colombia. This opportunity is open to an undergraduate or medical student with an interest in mental health care and research focused on scaling-up access to science-based mental health care, including digital health approaches, in general medical settings. Students will work with the research team and primary care providers in the launch and evaluation of this novel model of care in Colombia. Spanish proficiency is required.

Application Process

Students interested in undertaking an internship must submit a Global Health Internship Program Application. 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 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm. 

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


Friday, February 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
Fund type: 
The John Sloan Dickey Center