Internships

10th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INTERNSHIP FOR HEALTH SCIENCE RESEARCHERS

Potchefstroom,
South Africa July 6-29, 2011

A unique, intensive training opportunity for junior researchers to launch their research careers and network internationally

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 4, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATION FORMS: Mrs. Lizanne Visser: lizanne.visser@nwu.ac.za

INTERNSHIP FOCUS:

  • Community health services & policy research
  • Global health issues
  • Developing research networks
  • Grantsmanship and publication skills
  • Linking with local, national, and  international decision-makers
  • Working on interdisciplinary teams
  • Innovative research methods
  • Developing programs of research
  • Mentorship

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Graduate-prepared (minimum completed masters degree) in health science-related disciplines
  • Focus on community health research
  • Interest in international collaboration
  • Committed to long-term research engagement and providing tangible benefits to home community or institution

PROGRAM DATES for 2011:
July 6-29: Full-time on site program in Potchefstroom, South Africa at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
August 15-17: In home country part-time by distance education (approx. 2 hours per day)

PROGRAM FEE
African colleagues (half package subsidized): ZAR 12,500 (includes: lunch, refreshments, airport shuttle, all sessions, course materials, and distance education)
African Colleagues (full package subsidized): ZAR 18,000 (includes: accommodation, lunch, dinner, refreshments, airport shuttle, all sessions, course materials, and distance education)
Other countries (full packages): USD $2,800 (includes: accommodation, lunch, dinner, refreshments, airport shuttle, all sessions, course materials, and distance education)

Please note: Travel costs (flights and personal travel) and weekend catering (lunch and dinner) are not included in the program fee..

Program leaders and Presenters:
Dr. Hester Klopper, Full Professor and Head of School of Nursing Science, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa
Dr. Nancy Edwards, Full Professor, School of Nursing and Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Dan Kaseje, Full Professor and Vice-Chancellor, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya
Dr. Eulalia Kahwa, Lecturer, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Other prominent academics from South Africa

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACKAGE:
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Lizanne Visser: lizanne.visser@nwu.ac.za

PUBLICATIONS:
Building capacity for nurse-led research (2009) - (PDF, 109 KB)
Authors: Nancy Edwards, June Webber, Judy Mill, Eulalia Kahwa, Susan Roelofs

Building nurses' capacity in community health services (2009) - (PDF, 221 KB)
Authors: Nancy Edwards, Jo-Anne MacDonald

Skill-building research internship shares essential, often untaught information - (PDF, 550 KB)

 


Summer 2003 interns (click on the photo to see a larger version)


Navigating the Internship 2003 (click on the photo to see a larger version)

 

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