Dahdaleh Institute highlights experiential education at Global Health Intern Symposium


The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research (DIGHR) at York University will host the fifth annual Global Health Intern Symposium on April 19 featuring student interns and their contributions to research addressing critical global health challenges.

Interns at DIGHR benefit from the opportunity to participate in various stages of a research project, offering valuable experience and insight into the field of critical global health research. They have undertaken a wide range of projects including literature reviews, data synthesis, cataloguing, content development, stakeholder engagement and much more.

Eleven York students will give presentations at this public event, highlighting their research and internship experience working with faculty and Fellows at the Dahdaleh Institute. Presentation topics include:

  • social inequalities in health;
  • housing insecurity among people with HIV/AIDS in Kenya;
  • protocol for international policymaking;
  • non-communicable disease prevention using artificial intelligence; and
  • global health projects – design, communications, lending library and sub-website systems.

Through the Dahdaleh Institute Internship Program, students apply critical research skills and pursue meaningful research opportunities under the guidance of leading global health researchers. Applicants interested in the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research internship program are encouraged to apply through York’s RAY program. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 20. More information about summer internship opportunities is available online.

Learn more about this event and register here.