Haiti: Build Health International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAITI:  HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE

KEY INFORMATION:

Location: Boston, US

Audience: Undergraduate, Medical

Term: Summer 2018

Application Deadline: February 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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.

BHI is seeking a GHI intern to assist with a project analyzing and model the cost data from past health infrastructure projects in Haiti and other resource-constrained settings. This opportunity is open to undergraduate students with an interest in health infrastructure, engineering for health, and health care delivery. A background in civil or mechanical engineering is useful but not required for this position. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm. 

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

     

   

Deadline: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
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