Summer Internships in California

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Immigrant and Refugee Health Internships in California

Bay Area and Central Valley, California-USA

Arrive Date:  TBD    End Date:  TBD

Program Overview

California’s Bay Area and Central Valley are a hub of diverse communities, presenting unique health and social service challenges and yielding inspiring efforts to address them. Students on this program will spend the first 2-4 days in the Bay Area, followed by 3.5 weeks in California’s Central Valley. The program will provide an in-depth look at the challenges and successes offered by private, public, and nonprofit sector institutions and organizations striving to offer high-quality health and social net services to vulnerable populations and communities in California, particular, immigrant/migrant communities and refugee/displaced peoples. Students will learn from local success stories and examine gaps in services through site visits, community engagement activities, weekly lectures, guided reflection, and literature review and discussion. Program provided by Child Family Health International (CFHI), a NGO recognized by the United Nations.

Max Enrollment:  10

Taught in:  English (course taught remotely)

Program CoordinatorDana Armstrong


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