About host organization

Curatio International Foundation (CIF) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with a mission to improve health through better functioning health systems. CIF’s work is underpinned by three core values: Hearing Needs, Building on Local Strength; and Delivering Innovative Context-specific Solutions.

Our work is based on network of national and international professionals and researchers to bridge the gap between what is known about the problems at hand and what has to be done in order to solve them. Our work intends at improving functionality health care systems and adequacy of and health policies. Today we work not only locally and regionally, but increasingly at the international level. More information is available here.

Internship Program

The summer internship program is now open! Master’s degree and/or Ph.D. students from around the world are invited to apply and use the possibility to develop advanced research skills, meet leading experts in the field and/or become a co-author of a scientific paper. We offer possible interns to be involved in the research project entitled the “Prevention of addiction and mental health problems in adolescents- PAMAd”.

The research topic is the prevention of addiction and mental health problems among adolescents (PAMAd). The  research project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of adolescents and young people affected by substance use and common mental health disorders through effective service provision. The pilot service is running for more than 2 years and is targeting the population from 14 – 25 years old. The main focus area under this topic will be:

To identify outcomes (including drug related behavior) after benefiting from services offered under and what factors are associated with changes in outcome (if any).

Interns are expected to carry out multivariate regression analysis, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator of the study and the statistician. Candidates should demonstrate the capacity and previous experience in performing the regression analysis. (Please provide proof of evidence if you’re applying on this topic)

Application procedures and deadlines

If you are interested in the abovementioned research topics and would like to find out more about working with our research team, please submit your resume, motivation letter indicating the selected research topic (from the listed three above), and why you are interested in this area of work. The submission has to be accompanied:

  • by the recommendation letter from the university/professor or the employer and
  • Relevant proof of evidence in order to proof your experience and capacity in conducting the similar tasks.

Interns will work closely with the CIF research team, will engage in discussions and research questions elaboration, to be answered through literature review or regression analysis.

The deadline for the application is June 30, 2022. Notification about selection will be sent within 7 days after the deadline. Please follow our Twitter account with the hashtag #internshipatCIF to be updated about the selection process.

CIF attracts interns who are interested in having first-hand experience in a real-life setting and in contributing to the research projects implemented by the organization. The experience of our previous interns will give you a better idea about our internship program, please follow the link to hear their feedback: http://curatiofoundation.org/about-internship/

For any further queries, please contact Internship Program Coordinator Maia Uchaneishvili at internship@curatio.com

Check the call online: http://curatiofoundation.org/internship-announcement/

Applicants interested in this research topic(s), but not having proficiency in the skills required, are strongly encouraged to upgrade their practical skills prior to the internship term by enrolling in respective courses in their schools or taking online ones. Applicants will be expected to adequately reflect this weakness in their application/motivation letter and describe how they intend to advance their knowledge and skills prior to undertaking an internship. Failure to may have a negative impact on application evaluation.

We are looking forward to applications and fruitful collaboration. #internshipatCIF

 

Our Interns

Taavy Miller from University of North Carolina shares her internship experience

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Taavy Miller was a CIF Intern during the 2018 Summer internship program. Within the…

Ara Srinagesh from New York University Shares her Internship Experience

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Ara Srinagesh visited CIF as an intern from New York University. Ara is a…

Natalie Flath, CIF intern from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Natalie was involved in data analysis to explore the effectiveness of prevention programs on the health…

Daiane B Machado, CIF intern from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

During her internship Daiane worked on a literature review, looking at Integration of Mental Health…

Noemia Teixeira-Filha, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Together with CIF Research team, Noemia was working on Health Financing Analysis using Integrated Household…

Alexa Papaila, George Washington University

Alexa Papaila, George Washington University, US. Alexa is a Master’s Degree student and her field…

Alexander Krengel,Drexel University

Alexander Krengel, Drexel University, US. Alex is a Master’s Degree student of Public Health. He…

Lucia Callizzo, Macalester College and Laura Covarrubias, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health Care

Lucia Callizzo, Macalester College, MN, USA and Laura Covarrubias, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health Care, MD,…

Lindsay Kallman, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, (USA)

Within the internship program, Lindsay worked on HIV/AIDS and behavioral issues. She is contributes to…

Siyabonga Ndwandwe, Macalester College,US

Siyabonga is working towards Bachalor’s degree in Economics, concentrating in Global Health and International Development.…

Riccardo Maddalozzo, Macalester College, MN, USA.

Riccardo is a Bachelor’s degree student. He was intern in CIF through 2014 winter program.…

Stuart Green, PhD student at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

the research project: Organization and Financing of Mental Health and Policy Aspects and in collaboration…