Internships and Volunteering
ARTH is a public health organization with over 100 persons working out of two offices, 4 clinics and multiple field locations. Our staff includes doctors, researchers, trainers, field workers, nurses, office administrators and more. Within this structure, ARTH is able to provide limited volunteer and internship opportunities for young people to learn while supporting and contributing to the organization’s mission and work. Internships are organized around the skills and background the participant has to offer as well as the needs of ARTH’s work at the time the participant is applying. They may be offered in a variety of areas of health (reproductive, maternal and child health, child nutrition, etc.), research, training, field level interventions and policy advocacy.
Applicants ideally would have a background and prior knowledge/experience in public health, global health, health policy or specific areas within these fields. Applicants ideally would have a graduate degree in these or related fields, however we do acknowledge, that there are many passionate and qualified undergraduates with interest in these areas. Prior exposure to health issues during the course of studying or working would be an advantage. Applicants with a background in bio-medicine, medicine, nursing, public health and related fields are encouraged to apply. They should be interested in working on issues related to health, be open to working in an environment where English is not the primary language as well as being willing to learn another language, be flexible, self motivated and remain open to working in both rural and urban environments. Rural and urban homestays, while not required, can be a component and can add a richness and depth to the experience of working with ARTH.
ARTH provides a friendly and stimulating environment in which the volunteers/ interns would be able to sharpen their understanding of public health issues and the development sector as well as enjoy the freedom to explore their own strengths. For interns volunteering for more than 6 months, visits can be arranged to other organizations/institutions to give enable exposure to work being done by others on health and social development. Udaipur provides ample opportunity to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the old city on the banks of the lakes as well as enjoying outdoor walks, bicycle rides and treks in the surrounding Aravali hills.
Duration of internship
A few interns and volunteers are accommodated each year for a minimum period of 8 – 10 weeks to a maximum of 52 weeks. Applications should be submitted a minimum of six months in advance. We will endeavour to respond to applications as soon as possible, however it may take up to 10 days for applicants to receive a reply.
Accommodation with meals can be arranged for an intern. Typical living arrangements would involve stay with a local family, in both urban and/or rural environments, unless the intern prefers to stay independently. Work related travel will be taken care of by us (we will not be able to provide travel support to overseas candidates, nor remunerate those on non-work visas)
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