Botswana Summer Internships

Harvard undergraduates in the lab at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute
Harvard undergraduates with lab mates at the BHP

International Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (ISURF)

The Young Leaders for Global Health summer program, sponsored by the Harvard Global Health Institute, offers returning Harvard undergraduates the opportunity to participate in summer internships that connect classroom knowledge with field research.

The Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) is a collaborative research and training initiative between the Government of Botswana and Harvard. The BHP is located on the grounds of Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana’s capital city. At the heart of BHP’s mission is a collaborative approach to conducting clinical and laboratory-based research, with an emphasis on training and building local capacity. Students have an opportunity to work on either a wet lab project or the ongoing Clinical Information Technology Project.

Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors who have taken a course that included a wet lab or have a previous wet lab experience. Applicants for the Clinical Informational Technology Project must have significant programming experience and are expected to be able to program independently in Python.

More Information

More information on the ISURF program for Harvard undergraduates is available here. For more specific information on the Botswana program, contact Lendsey Melton at 617-432-0975 or