Student Opportunities

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Apply Now! Global Emergency Medicine Student Internship 2022-2023

The Global Emergency Medicine Division welcomes applications for student interns with a passion for health equity and an interest in a long-term career in global health to assist with ongoing and new projects. Undergraduate, medical and graduate students from within and outside of Brown University often undertake positions as interns to work on research, education, and media & communications projects. US-based and international applicants are welcome to apply.  Most projects will be conducted virtually or using hybrid (virtual and in-person) format during the 2022-23 year.

Interns are paired with a division mentor to work on one or more projects during their internship. Occasionally, interns may be assigned more than one mentor. The average time commitment varies depending on the project needs, however the average intern spends between 3-10 hours per month over the course of 6-10 months. Larger time commitments for more involved project duties can be arranged and will vary with the specifics of the project. In general, interns are unpaid volunteers, though occasionally there are opportunities for small stipends through Brown University or other sources. Also, the positions do not generally involve work abroad, except in rare cases in which interns have demonstrated a sustained commitment to a division project. Most interns will be able to gain authorship on at least one abstract or publication, and sometimes more, during their time volunteering as a division intern. 

Prior skills including experience conducting literature and systematic reviews, experience writing research papers or grant applications, knowledge of statistical or data management programs, and fluency in foreign languages are favorable among intern applicants.

Communications Team: We also seek students with an interest in media and communication to join our GEM Communications Team to support content development for GEM division projects including infographics, figures for publications, podcasting, and website design.

Please fill out an application here.

Deadline to apply: September 25, 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by October 2022.  Note: The division usually maintains a waitlist of qualified applicants as student interest often exceeds the capacity of divison faculty and fellow mentors. However, there are often new projects requring intern support througout the year.

Please contact the Internship Co-Directors Dr. Stephanie Garbern or Dr. Ramu Kharel at [email protected] or [email protected] with further questions.



Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship 2022-23

Applications are now closed for the Carolan Fellowship!  The deadline to apply was January 31, 2022.  Applications for the coming year will be posted in December 2022.

We are very pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted by the Brown Division of Global Emergency Medicine for the 2022-23 Tina and Richard V. Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, adaptable individual with basic research and computer experience, exceptional initiative and interpersonal skills, and with an interest in global health and social justice, to help build emergency care research capacity at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali in Rwanda. 

This is a full-time 10-12 month (summer 2022-spring/summer 2023, flexible start date) position based in Kigali, Rwanda. Travel, visa, health insurance and living expenses are covered by the fellowship. Only one fellowship position is available each year. Past fellows have generally been medical students taking a gap year, and current or recent graduates of public health or a health-related graduate degree program. This fellowship is open to all applicants from Brown University and external institutions (including international applicants) who are currently enrolled in a medical or graduate degree program or are within one year of graduation.

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, safety during the fellowship year is of utmost importance. We will work closely with the selected fellow to ensure safe travel plans and to obtain all required visas and documentation needed.  Currently, entry into Rwanda is permitted pending negative COVID-19 test before and after arrival to the country.

Deadline: All materials must be received by January 31, 2021.

Applications will be reviewed in February with final decisions by the end of February/early March.

Download the application brochure here.

  • Complete online application here.
  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and relevant experience
  • CV/Resume
  • 2 letters of support (ideally one from supervisor from a global health or research experience)

For any questions about the fellowship opportunity, please contact the Global Emergency Medicine Research Coordinator Dr. Stephanie Garbern at [email protected].


Other Opportunities

** Stay posted for upcoming opportunities in the division **

For inquiries regarding division research projects please contact the division Research Coordinator Dr. Stephanie Garbern at [email protected].