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Opportunities for Community Engagement

Story posted March 23, 2009

Global Health Corps Fellowship

Placements in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania
July 2009 - July 2010
Application due April 6th

Are you a graduating senior interested in International Public Health? Give a year of your life to partner with a citizen of another country to advance healthcare equity. The Global Health Corps (GHC) aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity and improve the quality of healthcare services for the poor by connecting outstanding young leaders with organizations working on the front lines in the fight for global health. Applicants need not have a background in public health as expertise in business and finance, research methods, technology and computer science, engineering, and other fields can contribute greatly to global health organizations, and are all welcome. Learn more.
Application requires 2 letters of recommendation. All travel and living expense covered during the fellowship. Financial Completion Award given at end of the year.

Northwest Institute for Social Change

Effecting Change through the Arts and Media Summer Session 2009
June 27 - August 15
Application Due April 11th

Located in Portland, Oregon, the Northwest Institute for Social Change hosts 12 students each summer for a unique academic and hands-on program that teaches how media tools can affect public policy. A combination of liberal-arts styled coursework and practical hands-on projects, students attend courses and then produce a series of audio and video documentaries about social and political issues. Working with National Public Radio correspondents and with Academy Award nominated producers, student learn journalist and artistic skills to produce engaging documentaries. Studying with both faculty and elected officials - like Portland's mayor Sam Adams and Senator Kerry's communication director - students learn how these media tools can positively impact public policy. A background in Political Science and/or Media Studies is helpful, but the program is open to all disciplines.This includes a full-ride fellowship with the option of earning academic credit through the University of Oregon. Learn more.

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