Student Research Training Program

The Student Research Training Program (SRT) is an intensive experiential learning program that engages second- and third-year undergraduate students in the development, implementation and assessment of a community-based project. We partner with community-based organizations in Honduras, India, Kenya and the United States to address issues ranging from infant mortality to health care mapping to access to care for migrant populations to HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.

Working with a faculty director and a community partner, you will be at the center of global health challenges. You will have the opportunity to use skills that you have learned in the classroom to support community-based partners. If you are selected for the SRT, you will receive a grant to cover the costs of your fieldwork. 

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Requirements

To ensure you support our community partner successfully, SRT requires you to commit to significant preparation, including readings and background research. You will also agree to attend:

  • Biweekly meetings with faculty directors
  • Pre-departure workshops focused on project development and implementation
  • A re-entry retreat to process your experience
  • The Global Health Showcase to present your work

 

The SRT program is open to second- and third-year undergraduates who have demonstrated an interest in global health through coursework. Previous community-based project experience is preferred but not required.  

 

APPLY

Program Deadline: October 14, 2019

  • Step 1: Review opportunities and choose a project location.
  • Step 2: Complete an application. Note: Applications are currently closed and will reopen in September.
  • Step 3: Send a CV and a copy of your most recent transcript to gh-education@duke.edu.

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Review opportunities and choose a project location

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