Research Internships Opportunities in Kenya

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Research Internships Opportunities in Kenya

The Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR)
Raising the Profile of Research for Health among young Kenyans
The 6th National Call for Research Internships - 2016
Consortium for National Health Research
This is a Kenyan non-governmental organization whose mission is to contribute to the strengthening of national research for health in Kenya. 

This is done by providing support for multidisciplinary research to individuals and institutions, and engaging policy makers in formulation of health research policies that are evidence based. 

The Consortium also contributes to the building of networks and communities in research for health.
The Research Internship Programme
CNHR sponsors an annual research internship exposure programme that enables young graduates to make an informed choice of pursuing a life-long career in research. 

The successful interns will benefit from close mentorship and supervision by senior researchers in various institutions across the country.

Some of the selected interns will have hands-on experience in multidisciplinary settings; others will work in laboratory/field conditions and be exposed to modern approaches of research using sophisticated diagnostic or analytical equipment, health systems research environment etc. 

At the end of the internship period, exceptionally performing candidates may be considered, through a competitive selection process, for further training scholarships at Master’s Level under CNHR’s institutional capacity strengthening programme.

Applicants invited from medical, biomedical science and social science disciplines are invited from both public and private universities. 

Young doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, biomedical, social sciences, graduates who have an interest in research for health are encouraged to apply

Thematic Focus
Write an essay of not more than 1200 words on “How to transform healthcare in Kenya to respond to the growing societal need for a renewed healthcare system”. 

In developing their position, applicants are encouraged to be aware of the provisions of Kenya’s Constitution (2010), Vision 2030, Health Policy 2014-2030 and the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Act, 2013.

The successful interns must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Be Kenyan citizens.
  • Be a recent (past three years) first degree graduate in any of the medical/biomedical or social sciences disciplines from a recognized university.
  • Have a minimum of an upper second (or credit for nonclassified first degrees).
  • Have no previous health research internship experience for a period greater than 3 months.
  • Be currently unemployed.
  • Medical and allied health professionals (medical doctors, dentists, pharmacy, nurses etc) should have completed their respective professional internship.
Application procedure
The internship will run from 4th April-30th September 2016.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online giving preferred internship possibilities as guided by the form and prospectus. 

Application forms and the prospectus are available

Applications can only be submitted online on the CNHR website

Applications must be received by 5:00PM on 29th February 2016.

For any clarifications, please contact 

Successful applicants will be contacted by 15th March 2016.

CNHR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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