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.

Dental students can apply and learn more about the program: Next Generation Global Health Research Training Program

Deadline: February 10, 2014

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.

Application Process

Email your statement of interest and resume to Megan Affrunti, mca2115@columbia.edu by February 10, 2014 for all internships. Applications for New York internships will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting immediately. Please place the internship code in the subject heading of the email. If you are interested in more than one internship, please only apply to one internship and note the internship code of the other internships in your statement of interest. Additional projects will become available after the application deadline and candidates may be considered for those projects if they are not offered the position of their choice. Start dates for all internships are flexible.

Please address the following in your statement of interest:
1. Why are you interested in global public health?
2. What are your goals for this internship experience?
3. What are your career goals?
4. What skills and experiences will you bring to ICAP?

For more information visit the ICAP website at: http://icap.columbia.edu/