NOTE: All placements in Haiti are tentative as there is a State Department Travel Warning issued for Haiti. Interns will not be placed in a country that carries a State Department Travel Warning.
Worldwide Orphans Foundation
Location: Kenscoff, Haiti
Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) is a not-for-profit organization based in New Jersey that develops and funds projects to transform the lives of orphaned children all over the world. WWO provides medical care for HIV-infected orphans and trains/mentors healthcare professionals in developing countries in HIV/AIDS pediatric treatment. WWO also provides early intervention, education, arts, sports, and camp programs for orphans and vulnerable children. In Haiti, WWO provides psycho-social support, enrichment, and education to orphaned and at-risk children, youth, and mothers at risk of abandoning their kids. Their camps, after-school programs and early intervention programs help children build friendships, self-esteem and trust through play and one-to-one interaction. The IIP intern will look at the medical, social, psychological, and cultural aspects of orphanage life, barriers to health care and education. Project areas may include global health, monitoring and evaluation and service-oriented projects. A project will be agreed upon prior to traveling. IIP candidates with interests in global health are encouraged to apply, and candidates should have some experience working with children. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern. French language skills are required. The IIP candidate must be in the GHP program. 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).