Internship Program 2023
Historically, the Healthy Villages internship has brought together graduate and undergraduate students studying international development, public or global health, and medicine to work alongside rural communities, empowering them to lead healthier lives.
While living side-by-side with community members, interns have learned about the social justice and health equity issues these communities face and have worked in partnership with the community to overcome these barriers.
They leave the program with a better understanding of global health as an interdisciplinary field and are better equipped to address the challenges of grassroots public health work.
As UVP evaluates the direction the organization will pursue moving forward, we have taken the decision to pause our internship program in its current form for summer 2023. This will allow us the opportunity to evaluate the program, refresh the curriculum and ensure that we are delivering an internship that meets both the needs of the communities we serve alongside those of the current generation of students.
However, given the limited number of opportunities for students to obtain first-hand public health experience, we are willing to work with graduate-level students on an individual basis for 2023. Please get in touch if you would be interested in discussing this option.