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Trippi Scholarship for International Internships, Summer 2019

Posted on November 25, 2018 | Filed under Events

Ever thought about the amazing international internship opportunities that other students get a chance to do, but feel like they are financially out of your reach? Thanks to generous funding from an Allegheny alumnus, Allegheny College is pleased to announce we are able to provide scholarships for up to three students with financial need to participate in the summer global health and development internships in either India or Moldova for Summer 2019. While these experiences will be of interest to Global Health Studies majors and minors, they are open to students with any disciplinary backgrounds, and internship topics may range from public health to a range of determinants of community health such as education, economic development, communication, or can focus around student skills such as data analysis, research, social media, photography, or interviewing.

The experience is targeted for rising juniors and seniors, though interested rising sophomores are encouraged to talk with faculty. The internships are eight-week programs that involve two weeks of local classes provided by regional experts in areas such as maternal / child health, palliative care, health ‘camps’ as outreach, homelessness, food security, vulnerable populations, trafficking, and development. The student is then placed for about six weeks with a mentor within a non-profit organization. Students live in home stays (Moldova) or in hostels with other students (India), and also get a chance to explore some of the important cultural and historical sites in the region as part of the experience. The internship itself receives 4 credits. Students have the benefit of a mandatory preparatory seminar, GHS 510: Global Health Fieldwork (2 credits) in Spring 2019, and will also have the opportunity to formally integrate their experiences into their academics through GHS 515: Global Health Practice (2 credits) in Fall 2019.

The deadline for applying to these internships has been extended until Wednesday, December 12, to accommodate this brand new tremendous scholarship.

Come find out more at one of the upcoming informational sessions with members of the Gateway, faculty associated with these two programs, and past student participants, any of whom can help answer questions about internship topics, housing, attire, food, and the experience broadly.

Thursday, November 29, at 4:30 p.m. in Carr 120
Monday, December 3, at 12:20 p.m. in Carr 238

Interested? Talk with one of the following people to learn more information, and apply to take part in this tremendous opportunity!!

India Internship:
Lucinda Morgan, Director, International Education, lmorgan@allegheny.edu
Professor Caryl Waggett, cwaggett@allegheny.edu

Moldova Internship:
Professor Steven Farrelly-Jackson, sfarrell@allegheny.edu
Professor Ken Pinnow, kpinnow@allegheny.edu