Why intern in public health in Kenya?
Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
The Lake Victoria region is a site of infectious diseases such as malaria, HIV/ AIDS, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases. In Kisumu, home to the largest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) facility outside North America on a joint campus of the Kenya Medical Research Institute, you’ll complete a five-week internship focused on public health. During your time here, you’ll also enjoy two weekend excursions, first, to Maasai Mara National Reserve, home to lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, and hippos; and then to Jinja, Uganda, a quiet town on Lake Victoria known as the source of the Nile.
- Complete an internship at the CDC or the Kenya Medical Research Institute.
- Reflect on western stereotypes and preconceptions about Kenya and Africa.
- Study Kiswahili, the lingua franca of East Africa.
- Take two weekend excursions to Maasai Mara National Reserve and Jinja, Uganda
None; however, preference is given to students with prior coursework/experience in health and policy studies or related fields.