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Native American Health and Sustainability

Dates: 26 July–11 August 2023
Application Deadline: 15 December 2022

GLOBAL HEALTH INTERNSHIP

The Cheyenne River Youth Project (lakotayouth.org) is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of the Cheyenne River Reservation with access to a vibrant and secure future. This is achieved through provision of a wide variety of culturally sensitive and enduring programs, projects, and facilities that ensure strong, self-sufficient families and communities.

BYU interns will support the mission and objectives of the Cheyenne River Youth Project by applying their skills and talents. Internship activities will be centered on health and wellness programming as they relate to one or more of the following areas of focus: Native Wellness, Native Food Sovereignty, Social Enterprise, Indigenous Cooking, and Art & Culture. BYU interns will learn from local leaders and community members, and gain understanding of culturally appropriate ways of collaborating and executing several projects. Students will have the opportunity to participate in cultural events and visit historical sites of the area.

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Contact Us

Carl Hanson
2139B LSB
(801) 422-9103
carl_hanson@byu.edu

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Program Flyer

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Courses

Students in the program are required to take 6 credit hours from the following options:
HLTH 496R—Academic Internship
LFSCI 199R—Non-research Internship
IAS 399R—International Development Internship
IAS 380R—Cultural Proofs
HLTH 403R—Special Topics
HLTH 492R—Directed Readings in Public Health

Graduate credit for MPH fieldwork is also available.

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Cost

$1.576–2,100

Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition for 6 credit hours (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), housing, and local excursions.

Does not include transportation, meals, personal expenses, or immunizations.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).
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Preparation

Students will be interviewed for selection into the program.

Accepted students are required to participate in a cross-cultural, internship preparation course (IAS 369R, 1 credit hour) held during the second block of winter semester 2023.

Part-time students will need to pay an additional tuition fee for the prep class.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Housing

Students will be housed in the Project’s Main Youth Center in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. The housing provides facilities for storing, preparing, and cooking meals.
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Travel

Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
travel@byu.edu
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2022
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Faculty

Carl Hanson is a professor of health promotion with experience working with indigenous populations.

2139B LSB
(801) 422-9103
carl_hanson@byu.edu

Randy M. Page is director of the BYU Global Health Internship Program and a professor of health science.

2030 LSB
(801) 422-1131
randy_page@byu.edu
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
isp@byu.edu
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.