Global Health Internship Spring/Summer 2018
Under special conditions, students may be accepted to complete an internship focusing on global health and/or development in Vietnam, Cambodia, or Thailand during spring and/or summer term. Factors that increase your chance of acceptance into the program include: language proficiency in Khmer, Vietnamese, or Thai; previous international experience living or traveling abroad; having technical skills such as research, monitoring/evaluation, statistics, health campaign development, technology support, fund-raising, report writing, or other skills; high degree of independence, patience, flexibility, and openness to stark cultural differences; understanding that internships in SE Asia often pose significant language and cultural barriers; and commitment to abiding to travel restrictions during the program imposed to maintain student safety and security.
Placements in Vietnam will be arranged by Asia Academic Experience, who will also provide assistance securing housing and provide on-site support while in Vietnam, including in-country orientation, airport pickup, and airport drop-off. Internship placements in Cambodia can also be arranged by Asia Academic Experience. Or students may secure an internship in Cambodia where BYU students have previously completed internships in Phnom Penh. These include Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, Sihanouk Hospital of Care, Reproductive and Child Health Alliance, and NGO-CEDAW. Because of the possibility of unrest and possible violent protests associated with the upcoming national elections in Cambodia on 29 July 2018, internships in Cambodia may be curtailed until 2019.