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The Short-Term Internship program at the Africa Academy for Public Health (AAPH) provides an opportunity for university students to gain first-hand experiences in public health research.

Students are mentored by leading researchers and scientists in the field of public health from AAPH or from any of our collaborating institutions; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), and Management and Development for Health (MDH).

The experiences range from clinical and laboratory work to fieldwork. Students learn the ins and outs of conducting research involving human subjects in a developing country, and gain practical experiences in areas such as research proposal writing, research tools development, data collection, data analysis and dissemination of findings.  Internship locations range from urban and rural regions in Tanzania to other sub-Saharan countries within the ARISE network.  

The internship program covers a minimum of eight weeks, between June and August of every year.

Learning Objectives:

The general objectives of the internship program are to provide university students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a professional setting and to gain new experiences & exposure that will be informative of their career plans. Specific learning objectives for individual interns will be created upon their acceptance into the program, and will be in accordance with their specific areas of interest.


Outstanding undergraduate students, in their second or third year, with an interest in public health research are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Interested candidates must complete an online application form by March of intended year of internship. The application will require the submission of

  • A resume
  • A cover letter describing applicant’s career goals and research interests
  • Contact information of two references

Stipend Information:

AAPH currently does not provide stipends; interns would be sponsored by their respective institutions or through an external source of funding. AAPH would assist with making housing arrangements and settling travel logistics.


Contact Us

Africa Academy of Public Health (AAPH)

Plot #802, Mwai Kibaki Road, Mikocheni

P.O. Box 79810

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Tel: +255 22 777 1623/1615

Fax: +255 22 2722 1610

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