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219. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: Department of Global Health and Development, London, England

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a public health university in London with over 3,000 staff conducting research in over 100 countries, and more than 4,000 students — all working with a collective purpose to improve health worldwide. Within LSHTM, the intern will join a team within the Department of Global Health and Development (GHD). The department conducts novel and policy-relevant research and training that concerns health issues with a global reach, predominantly from the perspective of the development of low- and middle-income countries. Staff come from a wide range of disciplines including economics, epidemiology, mathematics, policy analysis, medicine and social anthropology.

The intern will join a team of five researchers (working within the Gender Violence and Health Center) who combine approaches from anthropology, public health, epidemiology and ethics to study violence against children, gender, social norms, and health in low- and middle-income countries. We work with local non-profits and research partners to design and conduct qualitative and quantitative research.... Read more about 219. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: Department of Global Health and Development, London, England

216. Ragon Institute Internships in South Africa

The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and are offering a ten-week, fully-funded summer internship program in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa for Harvard undergraduate students. There are three options to choose from: (A) Basic Science Research in HIV-TB, (B) Clinical Research (w/ the FRESH clinic) in HIV with an integrated poverty alleviation program, and (C) Operational Research (w/ the ITEACH Program) in HIV-TB and health innovation and social entrepreneurship with a Ragon-linked South African non-profit organization. Students will be supervised by an MGH/Harvard/Ragon faculty member and gain skills working side-by-side with local and international investigators, graduate students and team members.... Read more about 216. Ragon Institute Internships in South Africa

212. Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto, South Africa

Please Note: Applying for this internship will not count towards the three application limit. 

Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) is one of Africa’s leading research centres, situated at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital—known locally as ‘Bara’—in Soweto, Johannesburg. PHRU is affiliated with University of the Witwatersrand and engages in research, training, policy-formulation and advocacy concerning HIV-positive people and their children.

Specifically, PHRU conducts adult, pediatric and adolescent HIV treatment research, HIV prevention research and investigations into tuberculosis and other HIV co-infections. In addition to the numerous pharmaceutical and publicly-funded clinical trials PHRU continues to carry out, the unit also conducts important behavioural and social science research, advocates for research access and provides needed care to the people of Soweto.... Read more about 212. Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto, South Africa

210. Kwon Lab, Durban, South Africa

The Kwon Laboratory is focused on applying new technologies to the study of immune responses against HIV at mucosal surfaces. Our group in South Africa performs translational research utilizing patient samples from the well-characterized FRESH (Females Rising through Education, Support, and Health) cohort to better understand viral, metagenomic, and adaptive immune factors important for HIV immunity and pathogenesis in the female genital tract. ... Read more about 210. Kwon Lab, Durban, South Africa

214. Sangath, Goa, India

Please Note: Applying for this internship will not count towards the three application limit. 

Sangath is a non-governmental, not-for-profit research organisation committed to improving health across the lifespan by empowering existing community resources to provide appropriate physical, psychological and social therapies. Its primary focus areas include child development, adolescent and youth health, and mental health and chronic disease. A key element of Sangath’s philosophy is to strengthen state and private sector services by integrating and scaling up affordable and effective interventions through sustainable health systems. Sangath develops and tests contextually appropriate task-sharing interventions that empower low-cost human resources with knowledge and supervision to improve access to mental healthcare.... Read more about 214. Sangath, Goa, India