Global Health Internship Summer 2018
In partnership with UBELONG, the focus of this internship will be preparing and delivering public global health workshops to locals, who may include children or adults, in community or health clinic settings. Areas of focus vary widely, so students must tailor lessons and materials to the audience. Potential areas of public health education include environmental education, hygiene, nutrition and sexual education. Students will be responsible for creating the content, as well as delivering it in an engaging manner. Depending on local need, volunteers work in local clinics, centers, and schools.
UBELONG has a reputation for providing very affordable opportunities for students by implementing a model that relies on local partners to provide services such as airport pickup, orientation, housing, meals, and field support. Merida is the destination for this program, a city recognized as one of Mexico’s most welcoming destinations. Regarded for its safety, Merida is a fantastic location to explore and experience Yucatan culture. The Plaza Grande, lined by beautiful colonial buildings, is bustling with activity and makes for a great place to stroll or just sit back and relax. Beautiful beaches off the Gulf of Mexico are easily reachable in forty minutes by bus from downtown Merida, and there are watering holes and caves that are well worth a visit. The Celestun Mangroves, where pink flamingos can be viewed, is nearby, as are many cultural activities in the area. Some of Mexico’s most impressive Mayan archaeological sites are close, including the famous Uxmal and Chichen Itza, which is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.