Global Health Internship Summer 2018
Are you passionate about global health, and would you like to explore a unique health care system in the living classroom of an African success story? This Global Health Practicum enables you to explore health care concepts and programs in Rwanda, a country that has emerged from extensive cultural and political conflict to become one of the most significant development success stories in Africa. Also known as the Land of a Thousand Hills for its immense natural beauty, it is widely praised for its achievements in reconciliation and nation building.
A significant portion of the practicum takes place at hospitals and health centers where you will work with doctors, nurses and other staff members to support the implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC) protocols. Working hand in hand with Rwandan health professionals, you will learn valuable concepts about preventing and controlling hospital-acquired infections and gain practical experience in developing local capacity for infection prevention and control in these Rwandan hospitals and health centers. Highlights of this experience include exploring health care concepts and programs in resource-limited settings; working hand in hand with local health care providers; immersing yourself in the rich Rwandan culture; gaining intercultural competence relevant to your health career; exploring Rwanda, one of the greatest success stories in the developing world today; and creating once-in-a-lifetime memories as you build lasting friendships with fellow students and Rwandan hosts.
This program is in provided by the Global Engagement Institute (GEI) in conjunction with the Center for Global Health, University of California San Francisco School of Nursing. In addition to the many service learning opportunities the program affords, a safari game drive in Akagera National Park is included in the program.