Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability funds graduate student summer internships and dissertation research in the areas of family planning, population and reproductive health. The principal focus of the program is on family planning issues in developing countries where population growth rates remain high and reproductive health services are poor or inaccessible. (Internships that focus only on HIV/AIDS do not meet the criteria.)
Summer internships should be outside of the United States and must concentrate on family planning, reproductive health, or population. Items of doctoral research relevant to the above topics could be conducted in the United States. The program is open to first year Master’s students and Doctoral students in the School of Public Health, Demography, Social Welfare, Public Policy, Anthropology, Master of Development Practice, and College of Natural Resources.
Applications for funding should be 2 pages with an itemized budget and include the following:
- Year and discipline-based program, expected date of graduation, and current GPA.
- The organization and location where you plan to work including project objectives, what work you will be doing, and the dates you will be there.
- Master’s students: Description of internship
- Doctoral students: Brief summary of your dissertation topic.
- Separate budget page showing the amount of funding you need (maximum $5,000) and what you plan to use it for. Also include information on the other funding you have received or are applying for and whether or not you will be paid.
- Brief description of your post-UC Berkeley career objectives.
For funding applications, email firstname.lastname@example.org with Bixby Center Summer Internship in the subject line.
The submission deadline is March 15, 2022.