The internship programme with the James P. Grant School in Bangladesh provides opportunities for students of public health and related fields of study abroad to complement their academic study with meaningful practical experience. The School provides a 'social laboratory' for teaching and learning – it exposes students to the fields of research, management, awareness raising and knowledge dissemination on public health issues.
The School hosts individual interns, groups and institution-sponsored internship programmes. The length of these programmes varies from 6 weeks up to 12 months. A Supervisor from the School is responsible for instructing and guiding the interns.
Interns from overseas
The School accepts international interns from different parts of the world, typically with backgrounds in academic institutions, research organizations, health related developmental organizations or graduate students enrolled in an MPH programme.
Each year the James P. Grant School hosts interns from the Graduate School of International Health Development, University of Nagasaki, for a period of three weeks. The interns promote research, education, and capacity-building especially in the area of health development between the two institutions. Interns and faculty members from Nagasaki visited BRAC, JICA and icddr,b project sites and public hospitals to acquire first-hand knowledge and experience on health systems, project management, and project activities, learn about the process of problem analysis and formulation of projects. A third group of students from Japan were interns at the School from 27 July to 17August 2010 and a fourth group from 03 June to 24 June 2011.
A group of interns from Harvard University School of Public Health came to Bangladesh on a field trip in January 2012 as part of a module for exposure to a developing country.
Additionally, there were interns from George Washington University, Temple University and University of Toronto over the past two years.
Overseas Learning Collaboration
The School also has a unique Overseas Learning Collaboration with the Centre for Global Health at the George Washington University that provides an opportunity to Global Health MPH students to spend one semester taking GWU Global Health courses with James P. Grant School. Around 10 students have benefitted from this collaboration each year, for the past three years.
This is an institutional collaboration that encompasses building capacity for public health education and training programs, curriculum development, joint research, and faculty and student exchanges.
Internship Coordinator Contact Details
Mr. Kuhel Faizul Islam
Internship Programme Coordinator
James P Grant School of Public Health,
68, Shaheed Tajuddin Sarani
ICDDR, B Building Level-6
Mohakhali Dhaka 1212