Student Opportunities

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Global Emergency Medicine Student Internship 2021-22

Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 internship year!  

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 or emergency medicine development projects. US-based and international applicants are welcome to apply.

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 5-10 hours per month over the course of 6-12 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.

Click the link here to submit an application.

Deadline to apply is September 15, 2021. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by early October 2021.

Please contact the Internship Director Dr. Stephanie Garbern at [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].


Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship 2021-2022

Applications are now closed for the Carolan Fellowship.

We are very pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted by the Brown Division of Global Emergency Medicine for the 2021-2022 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 2021-spring/summer 2022, flexible start date) position based in Kigali, Rwanda. Travel, visa, health insurance and living expenses are covered by the fellowship.This is the fifth year of this highly successful fellowship program. Past fellows have generally been medical students taking a gap year between 3rd and 4th year although this opportunity is open to public health and graduate students.

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.

Applications were due on February 19, 2021 and are now closed.  We are in the process of reviewing applications and will notify applicants of decision by March 15, 2021.

Download the application brochure here.

To apply, please send the following application materials to Ms. Suraya Ortiz [email protected] 

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and relevant experience
  • CV/Resume
  • 2 letters of support (ideally one from supervisor during global health work)
  • List of relevant coursework completed

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