IIP Placements in Guatemala
Asociación de Salud Integral (ASI)/Clinica Familiar Luis Angel Garcia (CFLAG)
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Asociación de Salud Integral (ASI) is an NGO, founded in 1988, to assist people living with HIV, though medical care, education about the disease, and human rights issues. Clínica Familiar Luis Ángel García, a project of ASI, was the first AIDSClinic in Central America, and it brings medical assistance to more than 3000 patients and their families. The Clinic is organized by departments: Social Services, Adult Medical Care, Pediatrics, Adult Psychology, Pediatric Psychology, Pharmacy, Diagnostic Laboratory, Nutrition, Administration, and Research and Development. Through the Research and Development program, CFLAG encourages the different departments to conduct operational research to gather information that can be used to improve the Clinic and other clinics in the region. The selected IIP interns will have the opportunity to create his or her own research project, which does not need to be strictly clinical, biomedical, or scientific nature. Also, the IIP intern will have access to patient interactions to include in his or her research. This project should be thought out carefully prior to the start of the internship. Students who apply should make an appointment with IIP Director Luisa Duarte-Silva to review medical prerequisites. In addition, applicants must submit an additional essay with their application that describes the research project they intend to carry out under the supervision of a Princeton faculty member. This IIP internship is ideal for pre-med students with Spanish skills. Students with an academic interest in the social sciences, psychology, and/or nutrition are also encouraged to apply. Three placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns. This internship is offered in partnership with the Program in Global Health and Health Policy and can be used by GHP juniors for completion of the GHP Summer Research Requirement (please check the appropriate box on your application). View a Powerpoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Observed clinical rotations; headed own research project