213. St. John's Research Institute, Bangalore, India

Please note that applications will be accepted for this internship until February 5th at 5pm. Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit, so you may apply for this in addition to three others. 

Malnutrition is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. It is a major impediment to population health and economic development, and the vicious cycle of under-nutrition, poverty, and infectious diseases has dominated the health profiles of developing countries. However, economic development, urbanization, and associated changes in diet and lifestyle patterns in many of these regions have contributed to the rapid emergence of chronic health conditions, including obesity, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. Nutrition is therefore central to major global health challenges, and addressing the complex interrelationship between nutrition and disease is essential. Students will work at St. John's Research Institute at St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences.

In past years students have engaged in data entry and analysis, clinical shadowing, and basic sciences. Students who have taken Science of Living Systems 19 or Nutrition 210 at HSPH will be given preference for the program.