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Are you interested in ways to directly engage and learn more about global health innovation and social entrepreneurship? Duke has plenty of opportunities to get involved!
Experiential learning for Duke students in global health innovation and social entrepreneurship:
We are a non-profit organization mobilizing the biomedical engineering community to improve the quality of health care in hospitals serving resource-poor communities of the developing world. With this professional expertise -- we install donated and new medical equipment, carry out equipment repairs, and train to build local capacity to both manage and maintain sophisticated equipment.
We teach our international BMET training programs locally in developing countries. We thus create sustainable programs in developing countries which remain after our departure. Our efforts are always in close collaborative partnerships with Ministries of Health and local educational institutions. We also train local trainers in developing countries.
Additionally we harness the resources of collegiate engineering programs through a network of university-based EWH chapters. We work with Duke University and Texas A&M University to plan, manage, and operate summer programs for students. These summer programs (known as Summer Institute or SI) send student biomedical engineers to developing country hospitals where they study language, culture, technology, and repair broken equipment.
Get engaged with global health and social entrepreneurship through SEAD, our partners, and other organizations involved in social entrepreneurship and global health!
Global Health Summer Internship Opportunities at Global Health Fellows Program
The USAID Bureau for Global Health Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, through the Global Health Fellows Program, has announced two exciting global health internships for this summer. Both are paid internships located in Washington DC. Students must be currently enrolled in a master's or other post-bachelor's degree related to business and/or public health and/or public policy or have completed their degree within the past 12 months.
To learn more about these internships, please review the following documents or visit their website at http://recruitment.ghfp.net/
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER PLUS
PRODUCT LAUNCH STRATEGY
The Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva, Switzerland provides unparalleled access to UN agencies and other leading Geneva-based institutions and offers a unique opportunity to learn firsthand how global health policy is formulated and implemented through the Global Health Fellows program. The Global Social Innovation Fellows track, new for Summer 2015, divides fellows between Geneva and London. Launched by Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy in 2004, the Geneva program provides students with both academic and experiential perspectives on how intergovernmental institutions, public-private partnerships and nongovernmental organizations shape global health policy and programs.
The program combines internships with global health stakeholder organizations and social enterprises in Geneva and London and an intensive course on global health issues or social innovation. It is open to graduate students attending schools of public policy, public health and medicine.
The Global Health Fellows Program requires a minimum commitment of eight weeks, including attendance in the “Health Policy in a Globalizing World” course. The Global Social Innovations track requires a minimum commitment of eleven weeks. Program components include a required week-long intensive course, placement in a health policy-related internship of 7-12 weeks, and importantly, shared experiences with a cohort of Fellows coming from diverse backgrounds, but with a common interest in global health and social innovation. To apply to the Global Policy and Governance program, read the application details online.
The deadline to apply for Summer 2015 is Monday, November 24th at 11:59 pm EST.
Innovations in Healthcare Summer Internships and Fellowships
Innovations in Healthcare offers an internship for undergraduate students interested in global health and innovation. Please see the position description for more information.
Fuqua Business School students
Innovations in Healthcare offers a number of opportunities for business school students to gain exposure to the field of global healthcare while helping to support entrepreneurs. During the academic year, students can design an independent study with Innovations in Healthcare for academic credit. Innovations in Healthcare also offers summer internships through which business school students provide direct support to innovators in the Innovations in Healthcare Network. These positions are tailored to the specific interests and skills of each student.
DGHI Global Health master’s students
Global Health master’s students can work with Innovations in Healthcare as research assistants during the academic year and can also apply for summer internship positions. Both of these opportunities provide exposure to cutting-edge global healthcare delivery and can be tailored to the specific interests and skills of each student.
Students from other disciplines
Innovations in Healthcare also works with students from many disciplines and departments across Duke, including Medicine, Nursing, and Engineering. We can design short-term and long-term projects to match your interests as well as the structure of your academic program. Please contact Andrea Taylor if you are enrolled in a Duke graduate or professional school and are interested in partnering with Innovations in Healthcare.
Learn more about the 2016 internships here.
Duke Global Health Institute Experiential Learning Opportunities
DGHI Student Research Training (SRT) Projects
The DGHI Student Research Training Program is an intensive experiential learning program that engages second and third year undergraduate students in the development, implementation and assessment of a community-based project. Students will have the opportunity to work in Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Tanzania, and Uganda on issues ranging from infant mortality to health care mapping to access to care for migrant populations and HIV/AIDS and substance abuse issues.
Working with a faculty director and a community partner, students will be at the center of global health challenges and have the opportunity to employ skills learned in the classroom in the community. Students selected for this program will receive a grant to cover their fieldwork experience.
Bass Connections in Global Health
Bass Connections is a university-wide initiative that provides students with greater exposure to inquiry across the disciplines, partnership with fellow students at a variety of stages in their educational career, sustained mentorship in teams, and the chance to experience the intersections of the academy and the broader world.
Through Bass Connections in Global Health, students –undergraduate through doctoral – have the opportunity to participate in courses, experiential learning and faculty-led field projects to find solutions to global health challenges. Its education programs and activities help develop participants’ ability to work creatively and collectively to address health disparities worldwide, and cultivate strong mentoring, research and teaching skills of graduate and professional students, and postdoctoral scholars.
DukeEngage provides one-time funding for Duke undergraduates who wish to pursue an immersive (minimum of eight weeks) service experience by meeting a community need locally, domestically or internationally. Students each year participate in a vast range of civic engagement activities, including environmental advocacy, community outreach, global health, education, social justice,. and more.
The goal of the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP) is to enhance students' business education by developing collaborative consulting engagements with businesses and nonprofit organizations in which our students assist their client organizations in addressing existing and emerging challenges.
FCCP's success has been built on establishing a mutually beneficial relationship in which client organizations receive valuable business advice and students enhance their educational experience by applying the new skills they learn in their classes to a practical, real-world project.
About 850 daytime MBA students attend Duke University's Fuqua School of Business; these students average 5+ years of work experience between receiving their undergraduate degrees and coming to Fuqua. The expertise from this pool of talent, combined with the resources of the Fuqua School, allows the FCCP to provide consultation in most functional areas. The list includes, but is not limited to, the following:
SEAD Student Innovation Fellowships
SEAD also provides funding for innovative, pre-developed independent study projects for highly motivated students on a case by case basis. Please contact us for more information.
CASE i3 Fellows are a
critical part of CASE i3’s research, education and operations. CASE i3 Fellows exemplify and advance the culture that underlies Fuqua’s dedication to creating leaders of consequence: leaders able to work collaboratively, to apply a global perspective, and to engage skillfully to positively impact colleagues, clients, and communities. CASE i3 Fellows are selected second year MBA students who complete coursework in impact investing, support CASE i3′s research and operations, and complete a CASE i3 consulting project. They have diverse backgrounds, ranging from former investment banker associates to nonprofit program managers, foundation staff, and management consultants. On average they have 5-7 years of work experience and all have a keen interest in the developing field of impact investing.
The CASE i3 Fellowship provides both deep and broad educational opportunities for Fuqua students
Meet current CASE i3 Fellows!
CASE Summer Internship Program: Thanks to the generous support of the Duke MBA Net Impact Club's fundraising efforts and support from Fuqua and other donors, CASE provides financial assistance to first-year students who pursue summer internships with nonprofits and public agencies. SIF is a matching fund with two benefits: 1) enabling students to learn about the rewards and challenges of social sector management without making a significant financial sacrifice; and 2) enabling organizations that otherwise could not afford to hire MBA student interns to benefit from their expertise. Read about previous SIF interns here.
Class of 1990 Scholarship: The Duke MBA Daytime Class of 1990 established an endowment to provide assistance to first-year students who choose a paid or unpaid summer internship with a nonprofit, public, or small to medium size company. The annual amount available for this scholarship depends on endowment earnings. Funding priority goes to student internships with (1) nonprofit organizations, (2) public agencies, and (3) small to medium size companies, in that order of preference.
Funding: The maximum award to a single recipient (either through SIF, 1990, or a combination of both) is $4,000, or up to $400 per week for up to ten weeks. The amount awarded per student is dependent upon the availability of and demand for funding and will be dispersed to participating students as tuition credits.
Eligibility – Students:
Current Daytime MBA student pursuing an 8-10 week summer internship with an eligible organization. The internship must utilize MBA skills, be well-defined with adequate supervision, and have a significant impact on the organization.
Eligibility – Organizations:
Nonprofits (501(c)(3)), public sector agencies, and NGOs are eligible for both funds. For-profit small enterprises (even those with a social mission) are only eligible for Class of 1990 funding. Organizations may not have the promotion of a particular political party or candidate as its core mission and may not be primarily religious in nature, though may have a religious affiliation.
Read more about these opportunities at CASE's website.
USAID/HESN 2015 Summer Internship Opportunities