GHP 547: Field Experience in Maternal Health

The Women and Health Initiative (W&HI) developed the winter session course, Field Experience in Maternal Health, to provide graduate students with an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to maternal health issues in developing countries through direct experiences with W&HI partner organizations. Selected students are paired with partner organizations based on the needs of the host organizations and the students’ skills.

Placements last for three weeks during the January winter session term and focus on a very specific task in the context of the maternal health work of the organization or institution. The internship may involve collecting data, visiting sites, conducting interviews, and other activities that are at the core of program and project implementation in the field of maternal health. It is our hope that these placements lead to further long-term collaborations and partnerships.

WINTER SESSION 2020 DEADLINES

Informational meetings on the Winter Session GHP Field Trips will be held during lunch on September 9 and 10. Professor Langer will introduce GHP 547 on Tuesday, September 10 at 1pm in Kresge G-1.

Applications must be submitted by noon (12pm EST) on October 2, 2019.

Applicants will be notified of their status on or before October 18, 2019.

For questions about GHP 547, contact the Teaching Assistant, Nora Miller (noramiller@g.harvard.edu).

Experiences of Previous Students

To learn more about the field experiences of students with W&HI partner organizations in previous years, visit the GHP 547 blog.

2020 FIELD PLACEMENTS

Bangladesh, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Uganda, Makerere University
Zambia, Population Council
Peru, Ministry of Economy and Finance
Malawi, Joyce Banda Foundation
Somaliland, Edna Adan University Hospital

2019 FIELD PLACEMENTS

Bangladesh, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Uganda, Makerere University
Zambia, Population Council
Peru, Ministry of Economy and Finance
Jordan, University of Jordan
Malawi, Joyce Banda Foundation
Somaliland, Edna Adan University Hospital

2018 FIELD PLACEMENTS

Washington DC, White Ribbon Alliance
Uganda, Makerere University
Ethiopia, John Snow, Inc
Zambia, Population Council
New York City, Every Mother Counts
Sierra Leone, Saint John of God Catholic Hospital/Ministry of Health
Somaliland, Edna Adan University Hospital
New York, United Nations Populations Fund

If your organization is interested in collaborating with the W&HI on this course or other student placement opportunities please contact us at whi@hsph.harvard.edu.

Learn more about student fieldwork in maternal health.