The goal of the Brown University MHIRT program is to mentor students from underrepresented communities to pursue careers in the health sciences by providing exposure and training in global health programs and global health research. Program participants receive mentored research training during a 10-week international experience during the summer.

The program provides a living stipend support, round-trip airfare, housing, and travel related expenses, and a thorough preparation prior to travel and continued mentoring after travel.

Eligibility Criteria: U.S. citizens and permanent residents from one of the “health disparity” communities, as defined by the NIH (racial/ethnic, low-income, or from a rural background) may apply. Please visit the program 

website for complete details.

A Mentored Global Health Research Experience
Countries and sites involved in the program change from year to year based on research and mentor availability. Previous years have included sites in:Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Mexico, Peru, The Philippines, Samoa, Ukraine

“The MHIRT provided me with a very real experience of what it’s like to work abroad within the larger framework of global health. It showed me why it’s so important to continue to do this work and invest in communities/areas that have limited resources. It also connected me with several faculty/colleagues that I have kept in touch with and will  eventually work with in some capacity.”
– Former Brown MHIRT Student

Prior research and international travel experiences are not required!

 Application – Due January 7, 2019


Strengthening health services and systems

Peace Corps Response has opportunities available now for nurses to educate and train nursing students, as well as improve clinic management.

Whether it’s training future health care providers, evaluating impact, or building the capacity of local stakeholders and implementers, PCRVs working in the health sector bring a wide range of skills and experience to their service.