Tag Archives: Global Health

Amazing opportunity to learn about effective conservation strategies with the Doris Duke Conservation Scholar’s Program!! Apply now! The deadline is fast approaching!

Without a significant, serious and immediate increase in diversity and inclusion, the conservation community will become a movement of the past instead of a guiding principle of the future. The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a multi-summer, undergraduate experiential-learning program focused on the themes of biodiversity, food, climate, and […]

Interested in creating a high impact in our global community? Apply now to over 150 fellowship opportunities with the Global Health Corps!

Through the Global Health Corps a number of high-impact positions are available for recent graduates in health-focused organizations in the U.S. and Africa! Global Health Corps is a one-year paid fellowship that pairs young professionals with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. They believe that great ideas don’t change the world, great PEOPLE do! Global […]

Attention Graduating Seniors! Interested in working in Latin America? Apply to Manna Project International!

  Looking for a unique opportunity to live and work in Latin America? Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Manna Project International! Manna Project International is a non-profit organization that specializes in holistic community development.  They connect recent college graduates and young professionals with international service opportunities in Ecuador and Nicaragua. Apply to be a5, 7, […]

Internships at Population Media Center: Improving the Health and Well-Being of People Around the World through the Use of Media/Radio Strategies

Population Media Center (PMC) strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world through the use of entertainment-education strategies, like serialized dramas (soap operas) on radio and television, in which characters evolve into role models for the audience for positive behavior change. They are currently accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2014 internships, particularly […]

Global Health Corps Fellowship

Global Health Corps places talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in high impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US in a 1-year, paid fellowship. Through intensive training, professional development, mentorship, and thoughtful community building, we ensure that fellows are equipped to be global health changemakers.   Fellows work […]

In Their Own Words: Ellery Berk ’14

“In Their Own Words” is an ongoing series featuring the experiences of Middlebury students at their summer internships. This summer Ellery Berk ’14 interned with Gardens for Health International in Kigali, Rwanda.   

What did you do?

For the month of June, I interned with Gardens for Health International as a communications intern, conducting interviews, collecting media and writing blogs. Gardens for Health  is an agricultural NGO that partners with Rwandan health centers to equip families facing malnutrition with the knowledge and resources for greater self-sufficiency.

What did you learn?

Through Gardens for Health, I learned anew the values of self-sufficiency and community, and I have great expectations for our partnership moving forward. I learned that it is very important to be flexible.

What are your plans for the future?

My interest in development and global health remains strong; however, I realize that my place in the field likely does not lie in a small grassroots organization. While in Rwanda, I found that the most effective work Gardens for Health did was completed by Rwandans themselves. Expat staffers provided programmatic and technical support for Rwandan staff members, but little else. From this experience, I’ve learned that if I want to continue in the global health and development field, I should probably work with larger organizations, like Oxfam or the UN, and I should get an MPP and MBA.

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