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Now Accepting Applicants for Latin America Summer Scholars Program!

Applications for the Latin America Summer Scholars Program are due on February 24, 2014.

 

ABOUT

 

Now in its second year, the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America Summer Scholars Program is designed to support training and field experience for graduate students focused on issues related to poverty and improved health outcomes in Latin America. Through this program, graduate students live and work in a region of Latin America and work with universities, international institutions or community organizations involved in activities focused on improving health and social conditions of local populations. Each student will be mentored both by a UCLA faculty member and a representative from the sponsoring host organization in Latin America.

 

PROJECT GUIDELINES AND SITE LOCATIONS

 

Graduate student scholars serve with organizations in Latin America working to address the social determinants of health, strengthen access and delivery of health services, and develop multi-sectoral policy interventions. Interested students have two options for projects:

1) Develop a project with the UCLA Blum Center and one of the Center’s partner organizations.

2) Develop a project with a credible host institution in Latin America.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Full-time graduate students at UCLA Schools and Departments including (but not limited to): Public
  • Health, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Policy, Social Work, Urban Planning, or Latin American Studies.
  • Citizen or resident of the United States with valid, current passport.
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is required depending on proposed site.
  • Project must be related to policy and social determinants of health.

 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014

 

Please click here for the program announcement

For more information including guidelines and how to apply, please click here.

 

 

 

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