Summer opportunities in Kenya

ComputersIt’s time to think about summer. There are plenty of opportunites available to work in Kenya with WISER and other similar global health organizations. Most applications are due by dates in late December, January and February 2008. Check out the following opportunities, and mail any questions to [email protected].

Work with: WISER in Muhuru Bay, Kenya through Duke Engage

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2008

Details: Twelve students will stay in Muhuru to work in Microfinance, Technology, run Camp WISER, collaborate with Tagache Health Clinic and more! Application is available through Duke Engage. Be sure to check the WISER box on the application. Contact Sherryl Broverman at [email protected] for more specific information.

Work With: WISER at Egerton University in Njoro, Kenya through Duke Engage

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2008

Details: If you would like to work with our partner, Dr. Rose Odiambo at Egerton University in HIV/AIDS education, gender relations or infectious diseases, please email Dr. Broverman at [email protected] to talk about developing your own Duke Engage project. Like last summer, we would love to have four students at Egerton who could visit Muhuru periodically. To apply you must develop your own individual project, and apply through Duke Engage.

Work with: Carolina for Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2008

Details: CFK and DGHI have partnered to hold two spots for Duke Students to work in the Kibera slum in Nairobi. To apply submit a letter of interest to DGHI at [email protected]. Check the web for more info on Carolina for Kibera, volunteer opportunities, and DGHI fieldwork projects’ application process.

Work with: Columbia Earth Institute in Marenyo, Kenya

Deadline: Dec. 30, 2007

Details: In association with the Duke Millenium Village Project, the Columbia Earth Institute has opportunities available to conduct research for eight weeks related to poverty and sustainable development. Potential interns must submit their applications through e-mail to Emily Glenn ([email protected]) and Shilpa Modi ([email protected]). For more information go to or email [email protected].