SIT Study Abroad: Public Health in the Tropics Internship (Summer)

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Develop an understanding of the complexities of public health promotion and practice in Kenya and in the tropics more broadly while gaining practical professional experience in public health.Complete an internship at the Centers for Disease Contro... read more

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Through the internship program, I have gained hands-on lab techniques for isolating a bacterial strain that causes TB. I have learned to work as a lab team to accomplished projects. From receptions of samples to releasing results, lab personnel checked each other's work to ensure the accuracy of lab results. I have also learne... - Birmingham-Southern College View Entire Review
During the hand on lab projects with Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Center for Disease Control, KEMRI/CDC, I learned the value of coordinated teamwork. - Birmingham-Southern College View Entire Review

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Develop an understanding of the complexities of public health promotion and practice in Kenya and in the tropics more broadly while gaining practical professional experience in public health.
Complete an internship at the Centers for Disease Control or the Kenya Medical Research Institute.
Gain professional experience in a supportive environment.
Challenge yourself and reflect on your internship experience.
Study Kiswahili, the lingua franca of East Africa.

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Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Public Health
  • African Languages, Literature
  • African Studies
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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