AMOS Health and Hope in Nicaragua has been working for over 50 years to serve vulnerable communities by working alongside them in health, education and development. Over the last 3 years, they have developed a well-rounded summer program that engages emerging Global Health leaders in key community empowerment strategies to improve health in marginalized Nicaraguan communities. Students have the opportunity to engage in 120 to 320 hours of global public health hands-on training and fieldwork guided by experienced M.D./M.P.H. preceptors.
AMOS Health & Hope offer two integrated summer programs: the Global Health Practicum and the Global Health Practicum + Internship.
In the Global Health Practicum, students examine current models and methodologies for improving health in low-resource settings over three weeks (or 120 hours). This experience teaches students to build on community strengths and facilitate strategic community empowerment to improve health outcomes. The course will introduce participants to community-based primary healthcare practices and provide hands-on training in rural communities. The Global Health Practicum has no language requirement.
In the Global Health Practicum + Internship program, students remain at AMOS for five additional weeks (or 200 additional hours) after the practicum to work on projects that have been identified as priority areas by the communities we work with and our primary health care team. Internship teams in the past have contributed to project areas that include: Women's Empowerment, Youth Empowerment, Urban Health, and Nutrition. See the attached document for information about language requirements. * All interns must be a part of the Global Health Practicum before their internship.