GHS: 3600 & 3700 Development in a Global Context I & II
A Global Health Studies student presents on her summer internship
with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM)
Global Health Studies faculty members conduct research at a variety of sites worldwide, including
South India, South Africa, the Caribbean (Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico), Mexico, and Romania.
Students are eligible to participate in experiential learning activities (such as internships, research
and service-learning) at those locations, as well as at other sites.
Two Global Health Studies courses, Development in a Global Context I and II,
are designed to help students academically prepare for internships in global health,
and then (upon the student’s return to campus) to reflect upon and analyze
their experience within a specific international development program or organization.
Summer 2021 GHS Virtual Internship with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM)
Application deadline is 4:30 pm, October 30, 2020
GHS:3600 Development in a Global Context I
Preparing for an internship in global health studies
Students work with a UI faculty mentor to formulate an international development project and apply to an international development organization for an internship. Once students are matched to an organization/ project they begin preparation for their internship by communicating with their on-site mentor/supervisor.
Zero Credit Hour Course and Transcript Notation Internship
(and other internship reporting options)
Students refer to the Pomerantz Career Center's website which contains instructions and deadlines for enrolling in CCP:1005 Internship as a Zero Credit Hour Course and Transcript Notation Internship
(for the session in which the internship will be completed).
GHS:3700 Development in a Global Context II
Reflections on real-world interventions
Under the guidance of a UI faculty mentor, students contextualize their internship experience by researching and writing a 12 - 15 page paper in which they analyze international development, including both challenges and solutions. Students are also required to present to the UI South Asian Studies Program.