Postgraduate Opportunities

Kellogg Postgraduate Fellowships

The Kellogg Institute announces postgraduate fellowships for graduating students of the University. Students who seek funding for work related to sustainable development may apply.

 

Community Health Program Assistant with Partners In Health

Compañeros en Salud (CES) is offering a graduating senior of the University of Notre Dame an opportunity to work as a Community Health Programs Assistant for one-year in Chiapas, Mexico. 

 

Kellogg Postgraduate Fellowships

The Kellogg Institute announces postgraduate fellowships for graduating students of the University. Students who seek funding for work related to sustainable development may apply. (See full eligibility details below.)

Applicants may receive up to $6000 for unpaid work that students have received with a reputable organization for a period of up to 6 months. The work must relate to sustainable development and can take place in the United States as well as around the world.

Note: Students are responsible for obtaining visas, if required, for the work.

 
Eligibility

Graduating Master of Global Affairs students with a concentration in sustainable development  as well as graduating seniors of the Kellogg International Scholars Program and/or International Development Studies minor may apply. Applicants must find a reputable organization that will offer them unpaid work. The work should require applicants to utilize skills gained from the degree they are currently earning from ND and should be work that will enhance their skills and make them more marketable for a job.

Funding

Students may receive up to $6000 to cover airfare, food and lodging.

Requirements

Recipients will be required to sign a contract with the University and will be required to attend a meeting about the fellowship.

Upon completion of the work, recipients will be required to submit a 2-page report to the Kellogg Institute.

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Application

To apply for a Kellogg postgraduate fellowship, go to http://kellogg.fluidreview.com.

You will be asked to create an account and will need to remember your login and password in order to access your application.

When you log in, you will be asked to submit the following documents:

  • Application form
  • The offer letter from the organization noting that the student has been awarded work, the dates, where it is located, and if any funding is being offered
  • Budget form
  • One page explanation of what the student will be doing and how it fits with sustainable development
  • One page statement of motivation
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Transcript

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Opportunity to work in Chiapas, Mexico as a Community Health Program Assistant with the Partners In Health organization, Compañeros en Salud

Compañeros en Salud (CES) is offering a graduating senior of the University of Notre Dame an opportunity to work as a Community Health Programs Assistant for one-year in Chiapas, Mexico. The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame is supporting this position that is part of a broader research and collaborative partnership between the Kellogg Institute and Partners In Health/CES. This will be the seventh year this opportunity has been offered. The start date for this role is early June 2020.  The position will receive two payments, as well as funding to cover expenses including airfare to and from Mexico, health insurance and vaccinations. 

Partners In Health and Compañeros En Salud (CES)

Compañeros en Salud is an affiliate of Partners In Health in Chiapas, Mexico.  CES’s mission is to build a primary health care model of excellence in rural Mexico.  To learn more about the organization and its mission, as well as the location and living conditions of the site please visit http://companerosensalud.mx/.  The PIH website offers additional context at www.pih.org

CES strives to create volunteer positions that serve the organization’s mission and priorities as well as provide a substantive learning experience.  These program volunteer roles contribute to key service and research functions of the organization, and are not clinical in nature.  The position has a mix of coordination work in the CES office and fieldwork in the community.

All applicants should have high proficiency in Spanish and be able to confidently carry out work exclusively in Spanish.  CES also looks for applicants who are flexible and adaptive, and who have a demonstrated ability to adapt to rural conditions, such as candidates who have lived in a resource-poor or rural area previously.

Role as CES’s Community Health Programs Assistant

The Community Health Programs Assistant will work directly with the Community Health Programs team to supervise, manage, and evaluate the Acompañante Program.  This program seeks to achieve better clinical outcomes and provide patient-centered care for people living with chronic diseases and for pregnant women using community health workers called acompañantes.  This includes, but is not limited to, providing continuing education courses, conducting evaluations of acompañantes, collecting monthly data reports from supervisors and acompañantes, performing interviews with patients, organizing and analyzing data for the Coordinators, and providing general support to the acompañantes. 

The Assistant will work closely with the community physicians and clinical supervisors, and also will have the opportunity and creative freedom to design and develop future community programs, with oversight of the Community Programs Coordinator.  The majority of the work will be in the field, traveling each week to various communities in the mountainous Sierra Madre region of Chiapas. This position is ideal for a candidate with an interest in community health program design and management and/or primary healthcare initiatives in low resource settings.

In addition, CES is interested that the person in this role helps facilitate the projects and partnerships of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies with CES and with PIH. These projects include collaborative research initiatives, development of case studies, opportunities for collaboration with Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs through the Integration Lab, as well as facilitating visits by Notre Dame faculty and students.


Jack Sullivan, a 2019 ND graduate currently working at CES in Chiapas, is happy to serve as a resource for any Notre Dame student interested in more information about this program. His email is Jack.R.Sullivan.380@nd.edu  Here is a story about the 2018 ND graduate, Lauren O’Connell, who worked at CES. Read full story here.

Steve Reifenberg, sreifenb@nd.edu, Senior Strategic Advisor of the Kellogg Institute and the Co-Director of the Integration Lab of the Keough School of Global Affairs, is the University’s liaison with PIH and CES.

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Applicants will be notified of their status by early March.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Instruct continuing education courses for acompañantes in all communities
  • Design new lesson plans based on the needs of the acompañantes and their patients
  • Facilitate communication between acompañantes and community physicians to ensure that vulnerable patients are being advocated for
  • Collect monthly records from community supervisors and address any concerns with acompañantes or patients enrolled in the program
  • Input and analyze chronic patient data regarding disease control and treatment adherence
  • Evaluate Acompañante performance through methods such as patient satisfaction interviews and practicums
  • Help the Coordinator brainstorm, design, and implement new community programs, with special attention to their planning, logistics, and feasibility
  • Coordinate program implementation and logistics with the Maternal Health team
  • Provide general support for the Community Health team, including organizing data collection tools and refreshments for continuing education sessions
  • Interact regularly with the representative at Notre Dame to facilitate the University’s on-going relationship with CES and with PIH.

Qualifications

  • High proficiency in Spanish
  • Experience or strong interest in working with community health initiatives
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic, changing work environment
  • Experience and enjoyment in teaching and creating lesson plans
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem-solve as part of a team and with limited resources
  • Proactive, collaborative, and flexible work style
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Fluency in Excel and/or Google Sheets; interest in learning new data systems and techniques

Application

To apply to work as a Community Health Program Assistant with the Compañeros en Salud, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PIH_2020  and complete the application by January 31, 2020

  • Two essays (see kellogg.nd.edu/accompaniment for background information)
    Essay one: Describe your professional and personal goals. Please label page with essay question and name. Limit to one page, text 12pt.
    Essay two: Describe how your most relevant academic, extracurricular, volunteer, internship, and/or professional experiences will help you contribute to Compañeros En Salud. Given the specific approach to development of Compañeros En Salud, why are you a good fit with this organization? Be specific. Limit to two pages, text 12pt.
  • Résumé
    A résumé with details on relevant international experience and previous experience with government, health, community organizations, or volunteer agencies
  • One letter of recommendation sent by recommender directly to Steve Reifenberg (sreifenb@nd.edu or 230 Hesburgh Center for International Studies, Notre Dame, IN 46556)
  • Due by January 31, 2020.

Personal interviews will be required of applicants who are selected as finalists. 

 

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Applicants will be notified of their status by early March.

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