Are you seeking a highly relevant global experience in your field of study that enables you to develop professional skills and offers you a thorough cultural immersion in a unique African country? Custom Internships enable you to develop and apply your theoretical and practical knowledge in a supervised placement. You are matched with a local host organization tailored according to your level of study, existing skills and desired fields. A specific internship plan is developed in advance of each placement. In addition to the placement, you will benefit from a pre-placement orientation, a weekly classroom or field session with interdisciplinary training, and a weekly formal supervisory meeting. .
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 and placements are typically available in a range of fields. This includes medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, allied health, oral health, mental health, veterinary medicine, business, social innovation, global studies, communications & media, law, development, education, sustainability, engineering, or natural resource management. Host sites for premedicine, nursing, public health and other health sciences include university teaching hospitals, other select urban and rural hospitals and health centers, as well as NGOs and public health-related government institutions such as the Rwanda Biomedical Center. During the internship period, students have the option to live in a homestay with a Rwandan family in order to enrichen cultural learning and immersion. You can learn more at www.byuglobalhealth.org.