Internships are available in many fields
Chances are that a placement is available for you in your major or interested field.
If you have interest and training in mental health, you can seek a placement in community mental health.
If you are interested in research and have training in research methodology you can seek a placement in a research practicum
What Other Students Have Done
Through the customized internship program, engineering major Nathaneal Nelson completed an internship with the Rwanda Energy Corporation (June-July 2019)
Darlene Reynoso is interested in pediatrics. She interned in the pediatric unit of University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK). There she observed many interesting surgeries, including this surgery to remove a neuroblastoma that was invading the spine of a very young child.
Adhieu Arok interned in the Gynecology Department at CHUK. She said about her experience "it has been.. I have been able to observe both doctors and residents at the hospital. I get to do clinical rotations with the residents and learn about the common illnesses that affect women in this community. CHUK is a referral hospital so they have some of the worse cases that District Hospital can't handle. So we see many women with pre-eclampsia, peritonitis and other complications. I have been able to observe Caesarean section (C-section), hysterectomies, and other surgeries. Watching the surgeries is honestly the best part. There are many differences from how the hospitals are run here compared to the hospitals that I have volunteered at in the U.S."
Suzie Cox had an exceptional internship experience with Rwanda Men's Resource Center (RWAMREC). This NGO's distinctive and innovative mission is to promote gender equality through reconstruction of a non-violent identity of men, adoption of healthy masculine behaviors and men’s empowerment to be positive and supportive partners, role models for other men and change agents in promoting healthy families and women’s socio-economic development, eradication of sexual and gender-based violence, positive fatherhood and men’s health in Rwanda.