Can anthropology save the world?
You might want to read this piece by anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes from UC Berkeley.
As soon as you’re done reading, consider submitting an application for a traineeship with the ICRC. Based in Geneva, Switzerand for 12 months, this is a paid position and you will work with the Security and Crisis Management Support Unit (SCMS) which bears chief responsibility for security policy and the provision of operational support through guidance, training, and field missions, as well as facilitating and instigating emergency procedures. The 4 main functions of the unit are: 1) Research, Analysis and Development, 2) Security and Safety Risk Management 3) Crisis Management and 4) Capacity Building. For more details about the position and how to apply click here. The deadline is January 8, 2017.
If you are a full-time student and are in search of a paid internship, you might be interested in this opportunity with the American Cancer Society. You will conduct an environmental scan and gap analysis of existing patient navigator and Community Health Workers (CHW) curriculum. This will involve reaching out to experts in the field to identify and request existing curriculum. You will assist with mapping identified patient navigator and CHW curriculum to needs of pilot site CHWs and other key clinical staff, and project outcomes of interest (drafting and coordinating a summary of information reviewed, suggestions/recommendations, etc). You will also assist with curriculum module development, including review, editing and formatting. For more details on the position and how to apply, click here.
Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next year!