International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP)

Tefesehet Mesfin, CDM Class 2014 on ICAP research internship in Ethiopia

The Next Generation Minority Health and Health Disparities Global Health Research Fellowship program is led by ICAP in partnership with IFAP at P&S and Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (GHRCCA) at the School of Social Work.  Funded by NIH, the program aims to provide mentored research training in global health for minority and underrepresented students.


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International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Program (ICAP)

ICAP’s Next Generation Program provides students with internship opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, and New York. The Program has hosted students from a wide range of institutions from the U.S. and abroad. Our students represent various academic disciplines including public health, medicine, nursing, dentistry, social work, and business. Through Next Generation, students spend two to six months engaged in the design, implementation, and evaluation of ICAP-supported programs while working side-by-side global health experts.

Students gain rich field experience and hone public health skills while working on a specific project. Every student works closely with a mentor prior to departure and while in country. Students study the structure and function of health systems and health services in low-resource settings, and develop public health solutions. They also gain a better understanding of health issues such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.