Tanzania: Child and Adolescent Health






















Key information:

Location:  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Term: Summer 2019

Deadline to Apply: March 29, 2019 5:00 pm

Organization Description:

The DarDar Program was established as a research collaboration between Dartmouth’s Geisel school of Medicine and the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2001. The name DarDar mimics the Kiswahili word for sister, “dada”, and connotes the strong partnership between the two institutions. Since its inception, the DarDar Program has supported clinical service delivery at MUHAS while conducting extensive clinical research and training clinicians and researchers from both institutions. In 2013, researchers from the Geisel School were awarded a grant from the NIH Fogarty International Center to establish the first HIV-TB institute in East Africa. 

Website link:  http://geiseldardar.org

Internship Overview:

The 2019 DarDar intern will conduct an assessment of the current needs of the children aged 8-15 years to determine their needs and to help co-design a psychosocial support and youth empowerment program based on best practices in the region. The student will consult local resources including youth service providers, relevant community based programs, local educators and health professionals to develop a yearlong curriculum/program. The program will be structured to present opportunities for emerging youth leaders to help take increasing responsibility and gain confidence in their abilities. Peer mentoring will be taught and supported by local young leaders in the community. The student will also be responsible for drafting a three-year budget and identity any additional sources of funding to support the program beyond the first three-year phase. 

This opportunity is open to undergraduate or medical students with an interest in child and adolescent health and community health. Programmatic research experience is highly desirable, and candidates are highly encouraged to complete a global health and qualitative research methods course. 


Application Process:

Students interested in undertaking an internship must submit a Global Health Internship 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 of recommendation at the time of application. All applications are due on  March 29, 2019 at 5:00pm. 

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









Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:45pm
Fund type: 
The John Sloan Dickey Center