ANNA MILLER’S NEPAL INTERNSHIP REQUEST:Steps for successful request
Orientation to Nepal politics, cultures, and systems.1st
Introduction to the public health issues in the region2nd
Development of monitoring and evaluation plans for public health projects in the region.3rd
Community outreach activities, including education campaigns.4th
Final presentations to community partners, including local health care providers.5th
The historical, socioeconomic, cultural, environmental, political, and health aspects of life in Nepal.1st
Cultural practices and traditional beliefs and their relationship to health issues.2nd
The organization of health care services in Nepal with specific focus on the ecosystem.3rd
Health issues and health seeking behaviors in communities of interest.4th
How the local environment impacts community health.5th
IGS set me up with an amazing, customized internship outside of Katmandu. I worked with a leading non-profit to help villagers improve water quality. Waterborne illness is a major problem in the region, and I conducted sampling and documented my findings to the village elders as well as to the Nepalese government. The NGO I interned with was super organized and made a big difference in the lives they touched. I did a presentation in front of upper management on educational techniques I designed to help improve local understanding of the water supply and the importance of protecting it. I achieved all my main objectives that I set out coming into the internship.
Thanks so much IGS!
-- Anna Miller