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Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship
through the Foundation for Sustainable Development
Graduate Public Health Students Apply Now!
Since 1995, FSD has trained and supported students to collaborate on significant health projects with our community partners around the world. To support advancement of our partners’ community health programs and to honor the legacy of Katie Evans, we are pleased to offer the Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship for Winter and Spring programs for graduate public health students .
Grant Amount: $3,000
Spring 2014 Internship & Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship Applications now open! Important dates for scholarship application:
Applications open: NOW
KEMS Final application deadline: January 1, 2014
Scholarship recipients notified: January 10, 2014
Internship start date: Spring session (February-April) click here for specific start dates by country.
In 2014, FSD will award Katie Evans Memorial Scholarships of $3000 to public health graduate students pursuing FSD international internships. Follow this link to learn more about Katie Evans.
- Master of Public Health Graduate: Currently enrolled in MPH or completed degree within one year of starting the internship. - Able to commit to minimum 9 week internship - Demonstrated commitment to international health and community-based development
To Apply: Complete an Intern Abroad application on FSD’s website. In the field marked “For Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship Applicants Only” include a supplemental scholarship essay of approximately 500 words addressing the following topic:
Please explain why you are interested in pursuing an FSD Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship that explores the intersection of public health and community-based development. What draws you to the mission and development approach of FSD? What do you hope to learn from this opportunity? What do you hope to give to your NGO partner and host community? How does this opportunity fit within your future professional and/or academic plans?
FSD Intern Abroad offers students intensive training and comprehensive experience working with an FSD Community Partner on local development projects, including public health. It is an opportunity to gain project management, grantwriting, and cultural integration skills. Students are placed with one of our 300 Community Partners in Asia, Africa or Latin America. The program commonly acts as a catalyst for building a career in development and cultivating relationships with international communities and organizations.
Alumni of FSD internships have won Rhodes, Fulbright, and other merit-based scholarships; gained employment with international development organizations; and started their own development organizations. Please learn more at www.fsdinternational.org/programs/internship
Intern Abroad Program Features:
- 9 to 52 weeks in the field
- 40-hour work week schedule
- Individual placement with a host organization and a host family
- Comprehensive development training throughout the program
- Critical analysis and asset mapping done by student to define project work plan
- Collaborative project development between host organization and student, with support by the FSD Site Team
- $300 seed grant for project initiation
- Eligibility for up to $800 in additional project funding through FSD
For more information, contact:
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1000 Brannan Street, Suite 207
San Francisco, California 94103, USA
FSD has been partnering with public health organizations in the field since 1995 to provide non-technical support to ongoing efforts to combat health issues including but not limited to HIV, malnutrition, infectious diseases, parasitic diseases, reproductive health, health counseling and education, epidemiology and family planning. Public health students are typically placed at community health centers or health-related non-profits to complete their internship. The following are highlights of recent intern projects in the sector of public health in 2012:
Jinja, Uganda—an FSD intern worked at the Phoebe Education Fund For Hiv/Aids Orphans And Vulnerable Children to develop a project entitled “Community-based Disease Prevention and Health Rights Awareness Among Grandmothers Caring for OVC in Butagaya Sub County”. This project provided knowledge and skills in the areas of disease prevention and health rights regarding access to care and treatment. They selected and trained six grandmothers as volunteer trainers of trainers to lead and continue the project with the rest of the group, and used project seed money to hire health experts and create workshops to train the grandmothers.
Mombasa, Kenya—an FSD intern worked at the Total War Against Aids Youth Foundation (TWAAYF) to complete a project “Poultry Farming as a Means of Income-Generation and Youth Empowerment”. The project was geared toward helping HIV-affected youth to start a poultry farm based on egg-laying. The approach of this project was threefold: first, to improve income-generating abilities through the sale of eggs; second, to improve the health knowledge and diets of children under TWAAYF’s care using farm profits and eggs; and third, to improve the future prospects of these children through capacity building and acquiring skills in the field of poultry farming.
Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua—an FSD intern worked at the Jinotepe Health Center to develop a project to provide a health manual that bridged the gap between healthcare workers and youth by utilizing language that was relevant to the target audience. The intern created an informative health manual made by students and for students focused on health issues that are important to them. For seven weeks, the students worked with the intern on specific areas of interest including sexual education, gangs and violence, drugs and alcohol, environment, HIV and AIDS. The students developed a manual that promotes education, gains social capital through communication, and connects and encourages healthy environments.