Tanzania: DarDar-Dickey Internships











Key Details:

Location:  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Audience: Undergraduate

Term and Duration: 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. 

Program Features and Opportunities:

The Global Health Initiative is offering an opportunity for a highly qualified undergraduate student to join an ongoing study on HIV and hearing loss. The student intern will assist with data collection and analysis. Previous interns have assisted with designing new speech in noise auditory testing, data verification, data analysis, and assisting with launching new study activities.  Troubleshooting technology problems. The student intern will learn cognitive testing, auditory testing, and using the auditory system to examine effects on the central nervous system. The student may also assist in evaluating subsets of data.

Who should apply?

This internship offers Dartmouth students with an interest in clinical research, neuroscience, and global health an opportunity to join a research team engaged in research in an international setting. This opportunity is open to undergraduates with prior research experience. The selected intern will spend time in the lab at DHMC learning auditory and cognitive testing techniques in the spring term before the internship.

How to apply:

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. 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 5:00pm. 

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



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