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Standard Twelve (12) WeeksGlobal HealthBaylor College of Medicine
Design and Validate Obstetrics and Anesthesia Capacity Building Curricula for Nurses and Midwives at Kanifing General Hospital in The Gambia.

Maternal mortality rates in The Gambia are one of the highest in the world, and many of these deaths are due to preventable causes. BCM has partnered with Kanifing General Hospital in The Gambia to launch a training initiative alongside the deployment of two Smart Pod mobile surgical units. This training program will be designed to educate nurses and midwives working in the Smart Pods on safe obstetrics and anesthesia practices related to caesarean sections and natural labor.
  • ​Schedule and host collaborative work meetings with clinicians, administrators, and research faculty across BCM, Baylor University, Kanifing General Hospital, Horizons Trust Gambia, and additional partner organizations. 
  • Validate the curricula structure and content, ensuring it meets the needs of our global health partners. 
  • Design curriculum content based on the current WHO standard of obstetrics and anesthesia care surrounding safe cesarean sections.
  • For each unit of curriculum, create a pre- and post-assessment, compile resources for sub-topics, and design assignments.
  • Ensure the curricula meet WHO Safe Delivery Standards.
  • Ensure the curricula is built to be appropriate for the resources available at our partner hospital in The Gambia.
  • ​Experience performing literature reviews, keyword searches, and meta analyses.
  • Strong communication skills: able to draft professional emails, speak in a professional manner, and work with stakeholders of varying backgrounds.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications - Excel, Power Point, Word.
  • Comfortable using Google Classroom or willing to learn.
  • Deep understanding of medical practices and terminology surrounding obstetrics and anesthesia.
  • Ability to research current medical standards in The Gambia and alter curriculum to reflect end-user appropriate training practices.

​Josie Burridge is a biomedical engineering graduate from the University of Michigan, class of 2020. She is graduating with her Master of Public Health in Population and Health Sciences in 2022 from the University of Michigan with focuses in precision nutrition and applied epidemiology. Josie has worked in administrative and research roles for global health projects located in Ghana, Brazil, and the Gambia over the last 5 years, with her research works being published in engineering, design, and maternal health academic journals.

​Josie Burridge

​Baylor Global Health was established in July 2014 as an administrative division, governing all of Baylor College of Medicine's international programs and initiatives related to healthcare, health services, medical education and training, and healthcare delivery research. Baylor Global Health performs outreach to reduce global health disparities, expand healthcare access, and innovate healthcare solutions.

  • ​Practice working with international collaborators.
  • Practice performing academic literature reviews and meta analyses.
  • Experience building a medical curriculum for use in a global health setting.
  • Build a professional network across global universities and organizations.
Health Sciences / EducationHouston, United States
Standard Twelve (12) WeeksGlobal HealthBaylor College of Medicine
Global Health Marketing, Fundraising, and Promotional Activities:
  • Global Health Scholars Program (Support and promotion of Baylor College of Medicine faculty).
  • Assist with planning and organization of fundriasing events.
  • ​Assist with the promotion and marketing of international programs of Global Health Scholars. 
  • Assist with the promotion and marketing of Global Health projects and initiatives conducted in The Gambia, West Africa. 
  • Internet search for grant opportunities, creation of grant proposal checklists, assist with collection of grant materials.
  • Organize and manage our lists of collaborators and contacts for more focused marketing initiatives.
  • ​Enrollment in AKU's Graduate School of Media and Communications.
  • Time management - able to prioritize tasks and good organization skills.
  • Communication - able to draft professional emails, social media text, newsletters.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications - Excel, Power Point, Word
  • Familiar with various forms of social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.).
  • Research - able to do keyword searches for grants and do basic research for media content.
  • Creative - come up with new ways for outreach for local, national and international partners and collaborators.

​Brodus Franklin M.D., MHA, MBA graduated from Texas A&M University’s College of Liberal Arts with a degree in Psychology. Franklin obtained a Doctorate of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. Franklin is a Business Operations Associate for Baylor Global Health. Franklin also holds dual Masters degrees in Healthcare Administration and Business Administration.

​Brodus A. Franklin

​Baylor Global Health was established in July 2014 as an administrative division, governing all of Baylor College of Medicine’s international programs and initiatives related to healthcare, health services, medical education and training, and healthcare delivery research. Baylor Global Health performs outreach to reduce global health disparities, expand healthcare access, and innovate healthcare solutions.

  • Build a professional network with professionals in a leading health sciences university.
  • Practice skills obtained through graduate program and adapt for real world scenarios.
  • Build communication, teamwork, problem-solving, work ethic, adaptability, and time management skills.
Health Sciences / CommunicationHouston, United States
Standard Twelve (12) WeeksFaculty of Media & Creative ArtsHumber College ITAL

​Quantitative frameworks that allow comparison across creative fields still need to be established. At Humber College, CCBI offers several creative Fellowships for students, and we require a standard methodology to compare/report on outcomes, such as success or shortcomings across multidisciplinary fields including music, cultural studies, video gaming, and intercultural fluency. Please visit the website for more details.

  • Literature search for existing methods
  • Development of creative new methodologies
  • Deliver report on finding
  • Other duties as required
  • ​Experience with journalism, leadership &/or innovation an asset
  • Undergraduate degree or professional experience in arts or sciences
  • Interest in deepening knowledge around how wellness and creativity intersect
  • Experience with research and related report creation
  • Knowledge of cultural industries an asset
  • Event planning an asset
  • Proficient in verbal & written English
  • Flexibility and adaptability to influence research direction if required.

​Jennifer Gordon is Director of both Humber College's Centre for Creative Business Innovation (CCBI) and Humber Galleries. She holds a studio BFA in Drawing & Painting and a BEd in I/S Visual Arts & English, both from the University of Ottawa. She also holds a graduate certificate in Creative Writing from Humber College and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. An advocate for sustainable growth in the Canadian arts and cultural sectors, Jennifer has held roles in business development and training, arts administration, and consulted from the local to international levels in recruitment and organisational development for the cultural industries. Most recently she serves as Co-Chair for Cultural Recovery for the City of Toronto as part of CivicLabTO, an ongoing research consortium between the City and GTA post-secondary institutions, for which she also sits on the Steering Committee.

​Jennifer Gordon

​The Centre for Creative Business Innovation (CCBI) encourages creative collaboration, applied research and project-based learning. An invaluable resource for companies and communities, the CCBI brings together interdisciplinary teams of students, faculty and industry or community partners to solve complex, real-world problems. By working closely with industry professionals, Humber students gain the professional skills, entrepreneurial attitudes and innovation literacy that will accelerate their career success.

  • Understanding of Canadian academic innovation programming.
  • Understanding of Creative Industries in Canada.
  • Understanding of Humber and Canadian Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging frameworks.
  • Develop mindsets in sustainability & systems thinking.
  • Application of critical thinking meta-skills.
  • Application and development of skills in international collaboration, communication, innovation & digital fluency, intercultural leadership and professionalism.
Media Sciences / ResearchToronto, Canada
Standard Twelve (12) WeeksWestern InternationalWestern University

​Fiti probiotic foods are the focus this collaboration between Western Heads East and Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), a local non-profit organization to support vulnerable youth, and Mistyglen, a local creamery. With this collaboration, Mistyglen is looking to produce Fiti probitic yogurt to be used at YOU Café and make it available to vulnerable populations in London, ON. The Business and Marketing Intern will facilitate a business strategy development and maintenance for this program to bring the probiotic culture established in East Africa to Canada and create a business model that other creameries in Ontario could replicate. 

Key deliverables:
  • Create and implement a business plan.
  • Identify a broader local market to sell the probiotic yogurt.
  • Develop marketing materials to promote Mistyglen yogurt.
  • Develop and implement community outreach strategies.
  • Collaborate with Mistyglen and WHE to Plan special events throughout the community including the media launch.
  • Assist with event planning and promotions.
  • Develop and utilize spreadsheets for production/sales records.
  • Produce monthly reports on the production and sale of probiotic products.
  • ​Business and marketing experience
  • Business writing experience
  • Knowledge on effective businesses plans 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong facilitation and consultation skills with the community partner
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team 
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Can handle multiple priorities, problem solve, and meet deadlines/targets
  • Confident with innovation and generating new ideas

​Maria Rodriguez is the Western Heads East program coordinator, a collaboration between Western staff, students, faculty and African partners using probiotic food to contribute to health and sustainable development. She is also one of the facilitators of the Critical and Ethical Global Engagement training for international experiences in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda. Previously, Maria worked as community engage learning coordinator at Western University for Spanish as a Second Language courses.

​Maria Rodriguez and Bob Gough

The Mission of Western International is to create, promote and support the University's international strategy, while acting as a resource to faculties and departments across the Western community. Western International includes the International and Exchange Student Centre, International Learning, International Student Recruitment and International Relations.  
Key goals of Western International include:
  • fostering international learning opportunities
  • recruiting and supporting international students
  • enhancing overall global activity and awareness
  • Prioritize and balance academic work with other responsibilities and interests.
  • Model a high degree of self-reliance, working effectively with autonomy. 
  • Share the responsibilities of leadership with others, and provide the support and resources required for others to succeed.
  • Approach issues from a global perspective, advocate for diverse viewpoints, and demonstrate a commitment to global citizenship.
  • Develop strong professional skills by engaging with the community in a thoughtful and respectful manner, as a representative of the University.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to adapt to changing environments, recognizing that community work is complex, unpredictable, and requires innovative thinking.
University Advancement / CommunicationLondon Ontario, Canada
Standard Twelve (12) WeeksCenter for Global Health EquityUniversity of Michigan

​Collaborating with the Center's professional staff and faculty leadership to advance our presence and outreach to potential Center partners, the Health Communications Intern will research, write, and edit professional communications features that translate health sciences work for the general public and assist with planning of print, web, and social media deliverables that promote those features.

  • ​Focusing on best practices in digital storytelling, the Health Communications Intern will develop a list of writing features covering current health sciences research, community interventions, and emerging projects connected to the Center and will plan, write, and promote those pieces, including how to curate visual components and how to present their writing to colleagues. 
  • The Health Communications Intern will meet regularly with the communications manager, other members of the team, and content experts (U-M faculty, staff, students, partners) to develop skills in health communications, general writing approaches, translational writing skills, interview skills, and communications promotions. The Health Communications Intern will also work independently to develop these skills.
  • University graduate student with an interest in global health equity, communications, policy, or other areas that align with position.
  • Self-motivated, reliable, and capable of working independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to synthesize information from multiple sources clearly and concisely.
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with social media management, especially Twitter, and with web editing systems.
  • Some proficiency in InDesign and Photoshop (Adobe Creative Suite).

​Josh Messner is the Center's communications manager. Prior to joining CGHE, he was a communicator in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and in global study offices at the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota. Josh also has editorial and marketing experience in academic publishing. Josh holds a master's degree in Islamic Studies from Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and a bachelor's degree in music and theology from Valparaiso University. Josh's academic interests in Islam and other faith traditions focuses on methods of interpreting and sharing sacred text traditions. He is also a trained musician who works to understand how performances of religious musical compositions are experienced in ritual contexts.

​Josh Messner

​The Center for Global Health Equity serves all three campuses of the University of Michigan and all schools and colleges, bringing together faculty and staff with external partners in pursuit of novel global health solutions that can positively impact individuals and communities in low- and middle-income countries.
​The Center will help connect the Health Communications Intern with University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students to learn more about health science research and—through interviews and other communications research—develop specific insights on how to translate science for effective health communications.
The Center invites the Health Communications Intern to co-design elements of these writing projects, tailoring the processes to their own strengths, skills, and professional goals.
Health Sciences / CommunicationAnn Arbor, Michigan
Standard Twelve (12) WeeksCo-op and CareerUniversity of Victoria
The Special Projects Assistant Intern will create an information packet that will provide information to co-op students who are completing an international work term. this resource will help students to prepare for their international experience.
​A list of countries will be provided to the intern. With guidance from the mentor, the intern will collect information for each country through the following methods:
  • Set up and conduct interviews with students who have completed international work terms in those countries
  • Review online resources for information on tips on travel/visa requirements/other considerations
The expected outcome is that information packets for 5 countries will be completed by the end of the work term (if time allows, then more countries will be added). 
  • A detailed oriented, self-starter with demonstrated project management skills.
  • ​An excellent written and verbal communicator.
  • An enthusiastic and collaborative team player.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and manage time.

​Sarah has over 10 years of experience working in Co-operative Education. In her current role as the International Co-op Coordinator at the University of Victoria, Sarah works with students from all UVic Co-op programs who are interested in participating in international work-integrated learning experiences. Sarah also supports international students who are interested in securing a work experience in Canada. In addition, Sarah collaborates with international employer partners to create meaningful internship opportunities for students in a wide range of program areas. Sarah has recently completed the Level 1 Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Certification and is a current member on the ACE-WIL Research Committee.

​Sarah McQuillan

At the University of Victoria's Co-operative Education Program and Career Services (UVic Co-op and Career), we strive to enrich our university community with dynamic learning by developing meaningful and relevant co-operative education (co-op) opportunities and helping them achieve meaningful, successful careers after graduation. Co-op is an educational model where students alternate their academic terms with paid work terms related to their studies.

As part of the International Co-op Program at UVic, students have the opportunity to complete co-op work terms in multiple countries annually. These opportunities are developed through direct job development with employers and by developing co-op exchange agreements with institutions around the world.

​There will be an opportunity for the intern to meet students who have participated in past co-op work experiences and develop their interviewing and writing skills. ​

Communication and MarketingVictoria, BC, Canada
Standard Twelve (12) WeeksCentre for Comparative Muslim Studies (CCMS)Simon Fraser University
Since 2017 the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies has increased substantially its online visibility with a more dynamic and active presence on several platform, including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Despite the rapid increase in activity, followers, and overall engagement, these platforms remain underutilized given the amount of programming the Centre organizes. Additionally, CCMS has ventured to set up a podcast called Silsila which will tackle topics relating to interdisciplinary and intersectional bridgebuilding in the understanding of contemporary society. At this stage, Silsila has not yet been launched but we need the support and assistance of someone who has some familiarity in the areas of new media, social media platforms, audio and/or video editing and other similar experience.

Furthermore, their curiosity and desire to contribute substantively to the online life of CCMS is a major asset. 
  • ​Assist with identifying areas of possible improvement in CCMS social media platform—FB, IG, and YouTube—and consider commencement of significant posting on Twitter. 
  • Work with the CCMS team to identify a strategy for content production, preparation, and subsequent dissemination for all four platforms. Research community needs to inform 2021 Muslim Community Fellowship.
  • Work with supervisor to develop evaluation plan for Fellowship.
  • Draft revisions to Fellowship description and website copy.
  • Work with supervisor on Fellowship curriculum.
  • Research and reach out to potential guest speakers for Fellowship.
  • ​Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Strong qualitative research skills.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team and agile environment.
  • Understanding of the complex, heterogenous Muslim community.
  • Experience with social media, literate with various social networking platforms and comfortable with technology. 
  • Familiar with basic image, video, and/or audio editing software and can do simple graphics with images shared from CCMS events and programs. 
  • Can support CCMS’ forthcoming podcasting operations with audio design, content generation, development of text and copy to complement audio production. 
Adel Iskandar is the Interim Director of the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies (CCMS) at SFU and an Associate Professor of Global Communication. His work is centred on decolonization of media practices, the political economy of communication, the internet and social movements, and equity and inclusion in Muslim societies and cultures. He is the author of numerous books and articles. Iskandar is a co-editor of popular e-zine Jadaliyya and a co-producer of podcast platform Status Hour.

Amal Abdullah, the Program Assistant at CCMS, is an active member of the Vancouver Muslim community where her organizing and activism has been substantial and influential. She has organized and hosted numerous major events including Islamic History Month celebrations, art exhibitions, book launches, and other initiatives who mandate is to expand the experiential definitions of Islam and Muslims beyond the prescribed.

​Adel Iskandar/Amal Abdullah

CCMS fosters academic and public discussion and understanding of Muslim societies and cultures. It shifts the analysis from the notion of a single religious landscape defined by the religion of Islam to that of Muslims of different experiences and interpretations as agents in the construction of their societies and cultures within specific contexts.

CCMS conducts its activities in such a way as to serve SFU’s mission of engaging the community and the world along the core values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and to enhance the reputation of the research and academic programs of the University. It achieves its purpose by curating events and programs that create a safe space for discussion, relationship building and academic and community outreach. 
  • ​Gain relevant experience in managing communications on Social media platforms.
  • Learn basic skills in graphics and editing
  • Learn more about digital marketing and it's scrope.​

CommunicationVancouver, Canada
Standard Twelve (12) WeeksO’Brien Institute for Public HealthUniversity of Calgary

​The project entails compilation of resources and information related to pluralism which have been undertaken by the faculty at a global level at the O’Brien Institute of Public Health. The project further requires the intern to devlop content for the department’s website.

  • ​Researching on UCalgary faculty members working on pluralism specific projects.
  • Compiling and summarizing project briefs, research papers, and/or any other relevant content related to pluralism at UCalgary.
  • Analysis and findings on pluralism resources around the world.
  • Develop pluralism-related content for the UCalgary website and feature local faculty's pluralism related work.
  • Generate reports or prepare presentations in collaboration with the team.
  • ​Second year undergraduate student or above
  • Execllent research skills
  • Should have good communication skills which include reading, writing, and speaking to people
  • Editing and proofreading skills
  • Time management

​Dr. Bharwani is the Director for Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships with the Cumming School of Medicine, and the Lead for Public Policy at the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary. He is a specialist in internal medicine with graduate training from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in public policy and public administration. In addition to annually winning teaching awards, Dr. Bharwani has been recognized for his leadership by two international societies (American College of Physicians and Society of General Internal Medicine).

Aleem Bharwani

The Partnerships Portfolio oversees and facilitates the O’Brien Institute’s commitment to pluralism by establishing deep, co-creative, and longitudinal partnerships with public, private, civil society, and government stakeholders in pursuit of better health and health care in our local and global communities.

  • Content creation for global audiences
  • Research, writing, and compiling information
  • Global communication
  • Website development
CommunicationCalgary, Canada