India: Community Health





















Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed, India




Key Information:

Location: Jamkhed, India

Audience: Undergraduate or Medical

Term: Summer 2019

Application Deadline: March 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm


Organization Description:

The Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CHRP), Jamkhed, works among the poor and marginalized of rural India. Founded in 1970 by Drs. Raj and Mabelle Arole to bring health to the poorest of the poor, CRHP is an organized that empowers people to eliminate injustices through integrated efforts in health and development. Pioneering a comprehensive approach to community-based primary healthcare, known as the Jamkhed Model, CRHP has become a leader in public health and development within India and around the world.

Program Features and Opportunities:

Students will spend three weeks attending CHRP’s Jamkhed International Institute for Training’s experiential course on community-based primary health course. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the Jamhked Model and covers topics in global health, rural development and community participation. Course activities include classroom seminars with CHRP experts as well as village visits and discussions with community groups, including Jamhked’s Village Health workers. 

Following the course, students will complete a 6-7 week internship with the CHRP. Students will have the opportunity to identify an area of interest during the course and work with the organization on a project in this area. 

Who Should Apply?

This opportunity is open to all undergraduate and medical students with an interest in community health, primary health care, rural development,social justice, and global health. Enrollment in one global health course and participation in other global health activities is highly encouraged. Candidates for this position should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, high level of initiative and adaptability, and an ability to live in a resource-constrained environment. Prior research experience or a pre-health or global health background is not required for this opportunity.

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 March 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm. 

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


Friday, March 29, 2019 - 5:00am
Fund type: 
The John Sloan Dickey Center