Student Programs at the IHSP
Training and mentoring future researchers in policy-making and fieldwork is one of the key mandates of the Institute for Health and Social Policy. In order to meet these goals, three separate programs provide students with the opportunity to engage in a multidisciplinary institute and address issues of health and inequality, the social determinants of health and well-being through a variety of projets and activities.
The Internship Program provides a unique opportunity within the McGill community for students from across disciplines to be involved in research projects currently in progress at the IHSP. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students, the IHSP internship program is comprised of work experience at a research institute, training in research and policy, and workshops on personal and professional development within the health and social policy arena.
The Research Fellowship Program is designed to facilitate graduate work in the areas of health and social policy through a series of seminars, including workshops, training sessions, and opportunities to present findings. Central to the fellowship program is fostering a sense of community among a cohort of graduate students in an interdisciplinary setting through regular meetings and the provision of workspace. Working with mentors at the IHSP, fellows are encouraged to bring policy relevance to their existing research.
The McBurney Fellowship Program supports students in international service programs related to health and social policy in Latin America. McBurney Fellows serve abroad in organizations working to meet the basic needs of local populations over a period of 2 to 3 months. One key aspect of this fellowship is its mandate to make a significant contribution to improving the health and social conditions of poor and marginalized populations through the delivery of concrete and measurable interventions.