Global Health Internship
Beginning in Fall 2018 International Medical Outreach, along with the UCF Anthropology department, has offered the opportunity for undergraduate anthropology students to participate in the Global Health Internship in Haiti. Offered each Fall and Spring semester, this internship allows for the firsthand experience to learn about the effects of socioeconomic disparities on health and healthcare provision in this global south country.
During the internship semester, the Global Health Intern will enroll in a 3-credit course and complete readings/assignments with medical anthropology faculty. The intern will also participate in weekly health training with IMO members. The internship will culminate in a week-long trip to Haiti immediately at the end of the semester. The intern will participate alongside IMO members in health-related activities in Mare Brignol, including house-to-house visits, clinic days, and a community health workshop.
The Global Health Intern has a dual role during their time in Haiti. In addition to working side-by-side with IMO members, the intern will also employ ethnographic methods (interviews and participant observation) to independently collect information and conduct an anthropological assessment in order to improve IMO’s work in Haiti.