The Safe Motherhood Program at UCSF is looking for interns to work in the Copperbelt of Zambia from August – October, 2011.
Interested? Check out the details below!
This internship is based in the Copperbelt Region of Zambia. The intern will work on a study which aims to reduce maternal mortality and morbidities in Zambia and Zimbabwe caused by obstetric hemorrhage. This is a cluster randomized control study which compares outcomes based on evidence from intervention and control clinics. The intervention clinics in this study are the clinics that are using the NASG (Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment) as a first aid device for patients suffering from hypovolemic shock caused by bleeding during pregnancy.
Some of the duties of the intern are:
- Providing logistic support for the local Zambian team – distributing supplies, copies
- Reviewing data collection forms
- Encouraging protocol adherence
- Conducting training with local hospital and clinic staff
- Visiting the study clinics
- Following up on cases
- Liaising with the San Francisco office and the in-country staff
Desired qualifications: Experience in international settings, interest in maternal health, research experience, familiarity with clinical environments. Must be highly detail- oriented, be well-organized and have excellent follow-through skills.
Note: This internship is unpaid. Intern must provide their own airfare and living expenses.
To apply, send cover letter and cv to:
NASG Project Director