This internship is for students desiring to complete an international internship with an organization of their choosing that focuses on international health or international development during Spring and/or Summer Term 2020. Students are responsible for finding and securing their own internship placement in a country and area approved for BYU students to travel.
The internship requires approval by the faculty director and the BYU Kennedy Center. Factors that will increase your chance of acceptance into the program include: relevant language proficiency; previous international experience (living or traveling independently abroad); and having technical skills relevant to the chosen internship placement (e.g., research/statistics, monitoring/evaluation, report writing, translating, campaign development experience, technology support, fund raising). Students need to realize that internships in international settings often pose significant language and cultural barriers, and require strong commitment and adherence to abiding to safety and security guidelines imposed to maintain student safety and security; including certain travel restrictions that you will be briefed about by the Kennedy Center. Students should not consider internships in countries/areas where travel is restricted for BYU students. Students must be willing to live and function independently in their internship setting, with little guidance and support. You can learn more at www.byuglobalhealth.org