Tanzania: TB Research











Key information:

Location:  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Term: Summer 2019

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 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:

DarDar researchers launched a new study in 2017 to examine the feasibility, adherence, tolerability, and safety of isoniazid preventative therapy (IPT) for the prevention of tuberculosis in HIV positive children in an HIV treatment center in Tanzania. GHI is recruiting one intern to support study activities in Summer 2018. Intern activities may include assisting with patient enrollment, data management and cleaning, and preliminary data analysis. Interns may also be involved in youth engagement activities at the clinic. This opportunity is open to undergraduate or medical students with an interest in infectious disease, clinical research, and prior research experience. Candidates are highly encouraged to complete a global health and 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 recommendation at the time of application. All applications are due on February 15, 2019 at 5:00pm. 

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


Friday, February 15, 2019 - 5:00pm
Fund type: 
The John Sloan Dickey Center