320. University of Global Health Equity, Kigali, Rwanda

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.

The University of Global Health Equity is a groundbreaking health sciences university in Rwanda that trains global leaders to deliver high-quality health care. Incubated by Partners In Health, UGHE is a private institution leveraging expertise and resources from the Government of Rwanda, Harvard Medical School, and key partners to create a global forum for delivery-focused teaching, research, clinical care, and implementation. Classes are taught by international and local experts, including Harvard Medical School faculty, all of whom are instrumental in leading the transformation of Rwanda’s health care system. In September 2015, UGHE launched its inaugural Master of Science in Global Health Delivery degree (MGHD). The MGHD is the University’s flagship program, and is a 2-year, part-time degree for working professionals. It provides a one-of-a-kind learning experience fundamentally rooted in the principles of global health, One Health, epidemiology, global health policy, management, finance, and leadership. UGHE is focused on reimagining pedagogical styles for adult learners, including team- and problem-based teaching techniques, combined with state-of-the-art technology, and reimagining pedagogical styles.

Summer Project:

At UGHE, the intern will be embedded within the Teaching and Learning (T&L) team to facilitate and the support of the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of key courses in the MGHD program. These include the following: Data Driven Research Methods, Managing Global Healthcare Delivery, and the Writing Well Seminar Series. During this internship, the Intern will work with the Teaching & Learning Officers, professors, and other staff. The primary role will be to provide support with pedagogical methods development, curriculum development, background research, and administrative support to the T&L team. The Intern will be a key member of the team and will serve as a focal point for students and staff in all things related to the student experience, education technology, teaching, and logistics.


  1. In collaboration with the T&L team, evaluate the Data-Driven Research Methods course, which takes place in the spring semester of 2016. This will involve an intensive audit of all teaching and learning that took place
  2. Support the T&L team in the development and implementation of the Managing Global Healthcare Delivery course, which is scheduled for fall semester 2016. This will include research, administrative, and website (basic HTML only) development support
  3. Work closely with the T&L team to develop a 4-6 class Seminar Series on Writing Well. This will include assessing the writing abilities of MGHD Cohort #1 to identify gaps, conduct robust research on available writing materials, and develop distinct classes for various topics.
  4. Generally support the UGHE team as a knowledgeable, skilled research assistant


  • Completed course work in education, global health, public health, and/or international development, ideally the SW25 course or other courses by Professor Paul Farmer
  • Research experience in the field of public or global health
  • Experience as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or teaching fellow while as student
  • Experience with MOOCs and online education


  • Excellent writing and editing skills, fluency in English
  • Flexibility and maturity
  • Strong willingness to take initiative
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends, and long hours
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience in other countries in Africa, or strong interest in living abroad

Internship Dates:

The anticipated dates of this internship are June 5, 2017 - July 31, 2017, but there is some flexibility to push the internship back one week to be June 12, 2017 - August 5, 2017 instead.


UGHE does not provide housing but can help interns find suitable housing for their stay in Kigali.


See also: See All, DGHI, Africa