This program offers qualified students the opportunity to be placed with a local host organization in Rwanda. Placements are available in public health, pre-medicine, allied health, mental health, development, sustainability, as well as other fields. Students are matched with host organizations according to their level of study, existing skills and desired fields. These internships enable students to develop and apply their theoretical and practical knowledge in a supervised internship experience.
This program is a collaboration between BYU and Global Engagement Institute (GEI). GEI provides the placements and while in Rwanda students complete a thorough three-day, in-country orientation, participate in a weekly classroom or field session, and attend a weekly formal supervisory meeting. During the internship period, students will live in a homestay with a Rwandan family in order to enrich cultural learning and immersion. Students in any major or minor can apply for this program, but students should have already acquired a theoretical foundation and preferably a practical skill set in their discipline. A safari game drive in Akagera National Park is included in the program.