Our aim is to provide a meaningful learning environment and opportunities to learn about public health in India outside a classroom. This experience will help the intern learn more about their chosen career path.
Each intern will be associated with a team at IPH who are working in projects pertaining to these three areas in public health.
The project to which the intern will be assigned will be decided on the basis of (one or more of the following)
- Their area of interest,
- Major chosen by them in their masters,
- Previous work experience in the area if any
How to apply?
Candidates interested in applying for an internship should go through the internship call available in the careers page and fill the online internship form or fill the expression of interest form for upcoming internship opportunities.
Who can apply?
Students who are currently enrolled in a Master’s level program in public health or have completed the program less than 6 months back as on the date of application are eligible to apply. Professionals who have the desire to work in the field of public health.
What is the role of an intern?
Internship at IPH includes specific measurable learning objectives/outcomes. Some of the learning objectives/outcomes include Institutional and project related objectives.
IPH is a not for profit organization therefore, the internships offered by the institute are unpaid.
What is the duration of Internship?
Internship will be of minimum two months duration. The maximum duration of the internship will be decided on the basis of the intern’s and the team’s requirement to which the intern is assigned.
Current internship opportunities
Tobacco control: inter-state analysis of key indicators
Tobacco use imposes a huge disease, economic and ecologic burden in India. It kills about a million adults a year in India. There are various nationally representative surveys that have captured the tobacco use prevalence and other related aspects over time. These include Global Adult Tobacco Survey, National Family Health Survey, National Sample Surveys etc. This project is about analysing select surveys to produce inter-state comparisons on some of the key indicators of tobacco use and related aspects. The project activities involve sourcing and managing datasets, analysing datasets, generating trends in prevalence and other related indicators, producing graphical representations of data. The outputs would include a report, a seminar, and a possible publication.
Tobacco control: Mapping the tobacco industry
Tobacco use imposes a huge disease, economic and ecologic burden in India. It kills about a million adults a year in India. India is among the world’s’ largest growers and exporters of tobacco leaf. Tobacco is consumed in myriad ways with a range of products available for smoke and smokeless tobacco. This project aims to map spatial presence and overall features (volume, sales, economic indicators) of smoke and smokeless tobacco industry in India over time. The project activities involve conceptualising the mapping frame, sourcing data from varied sources, analysing data to generate profiles and trends related to different tobacco industry segments. The outputs would include a report, a seminar and a possible publication
Tobacco control: Mapping policy concerns
Tobacco use imposes a huge disease, economic and ecologic burden in India. It kills about a million adults a year in India. India is among the world’s’ largest growers and exporters of tobacco leaf. Hence, public policy around tobacco needs to consider varying and at times conflicting interests of state and non-state actors. As one of the ways to understand policymakers’ concerns on tobacco, IPH has sourced data on tobacco-related inquiries and responses transacted in parliamentary debates. This project is to analyze these textual data to develop a typology of concerns raised in the assembly around tobacco. The project activities involve managing qualitative datasets and thematic analysis of data. The outputs would include a report, a seminar, and a possible publication
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Individual feedback- Thoughts about our field visits and the health system in India: By Lion Lehmann
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The Institute of public health hosted a group of 10 Maastricht University students on an Exposure visit to India program. The students were participants of the Honours International program at Maastricht university. The 3 week program from July 11 - July 28 2011...