Southeast Asia Global Health Internship program students will have two options for internships in Cambodia and Vietnam in 2017. Option 1 (spots still available for 2017) is to team up with an organization in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, such as Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, Malaria Consortium, Population Science International, Sihanouk Hospital of CARE, World Vision, Reproductive and Child Health Alliance (RACHA), or School Health Department in the Cambodian Ministry of Education. Internships are also available in Vietnam with Asia Injury Prevention Foundation and the Vietnam WHO country office. Primarily office-based, these internships involve applying and learning technical skills such as research, report writing, monitoring/evaluation, and/or health campaign development activities with limited field opportunities. This option is designed for students with previous international experience, requiring the capacity and willingness to function independently in a foreign culture setting with limited on-site supervision and support. With guidance from the program director, students will be responsible for applying for and securing an internship.
Option 2 (program full for 2017) students will team up with Kindredhouse, a Utah-based NGO, providing community development, health education, and other public health services in a rural village near Siem Reap, Cambodia. This option focuses on providing local, community-level public health and health care outreach activities. Kindredhouse will provide on-site support/direction in Cambodia and project training and orientation prior to departure. Option 2 is suitable for students with previous international experience, as well being suitable for those with little or no previous significant international experience working in an underdeveloped country. All students in the Cambodia/Vietnam SE Asia Global Health program will participate in a week-long retreat in Thailand or Vietnam and a three-day Siem Reap/Angkor Wat excursion. Students not working in Phnom Penh may opt to pay their own expenses to visit there at the end of their internship to learn more in-depth about the genocide that has marked and shaped Cambodia and to visit cultural sites.