Student Opportunities

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Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship 2022-23

Applications are currently being accepted for the Tina and Richard V. Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship 2023-2024.

Now in the seventh year of the Carolan fellowship program, we seek a motivated, adaptable individual with prior teaching and research experience, exceptional initiative and interpersonal skills, and with an interest in global health, education and social justice, to help support the University Teaching Hospital - Kigali (KUTH) emergency medicine residents' research education, and to  continue to build emergency care research capacity in Rwanda. Fellows develop a wealth of practical experience working on real-world EM research projects, gain in-depth knowledge of the Rwandan healthcare system, and receive mentorship from KUTH and Brown University faculty.


Live in Kigali, Rwanda for 10-12 months (note this is an unpaid fellowship, however travel costs, visa, living expenses, and health insurance will be covered by the grant)Coordinate and contribute to research projects led by Rwandan and international emergency medicine residents and facultyDeliver basic research and computer skills seminars to KUTH residents, including basics of how to use programs such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, statistical programs (EpiInfo, STATA, R, etc.)Assist researchers in study design and utilizing expert consultation at partnering institutions as needed


  • Degree: Bachelors degree with at least one year of medical or public health training.
  • Language: Applicant must be proficient in written and spoken English. Some French, Swahili or Kinyarwanda is helpful but not necessary.
  • Skills:
  • Teaching: Successful applicants should have prior teaching experience and a strong motivation for encouarging others' interest in research. Prior experience teaching research skills (such as basic research design and methodology, statistical analysis) are highly recommended
  • Research: Successful applicants will have background in quantitative research methodology such as prior coursework in statistical methods and/or practical research experience. Working knowledge of at least one major statistical program (STATA, SPSS, R, Epi Info) is highly recommended. Experience with formal literature and systematic review and manuscript writing for scientific publications are desirable.
  • Computer: Successful applicants should have excellent general computer skills and be able to use and teach basic functions of common applications as well as the ability to troubleshoot problems. Specific technical skills and coding experience is not expected.
  • Interpersonal and Communication: Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong writing ability, cultural competency, humility, patience, and persistence.

To apply:  Please submit the following application materials by January 31, 2023.

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation for seeking the position and relevant experience
  • CV/Resume
  • 2 letters of support (including one from a research or global health supervisor).
  • Application link here
  • Link to submit letters of recommendation here

The position will begin in Summer of 2023 and end in Summer 2024 (exact dates are flexible). Potentially qualified applicants will be contacted by email to schedule an interview. A Rwandan visa will be required and will be supported by the fellowship. Only one fellowship position is available per year. 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.

Carolan Fellowship Flyer here

For questions about the fellowhip please contact Dr. Kyle Denison Martin at [email protected]

Global Emergency Medicine Student Internship 2022-2023 - Closed

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: Applications are now closed for the 2022-2023 year.  Please check back for our next cycle of applications in the summer 20223. Notifications of acceptance were sent 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 Director Dr. Ramu Kharel [email protected] with further questions.

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].