Colombia: Global Mental Health





















Colombia:  Scaling-up Evidence-based Mental Health Care in Primary Care Systems in Colombia

Key Information:

Location: Bogata, Colombia

Audience: Undergraduate, Medical

Term: Summer 2019

Application Deadline: March 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Project Overview

The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College ( launched an implementation research project (in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) in 2016 to increase access to science-based mental health care in primary care systems in Colombia. This research and capacity-building project, funded by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, is designed to evaluate evidence-based models of mental health care, including mobile health interventions for mental health, in diverse primary care settings in Colombia. In Summer 2019, a GHI Intern will assist the CTBH in the implementation of the novel mental health care model in the primary care pilot site (Javesalud) in Bogotá, Colombia.  Internship activities will include assisting with implementation of a mental health screener, tracking implementation process and outcome measures and assisting with collection of patient outcomes (quantitative and qualitative).  The intern will work closely with onsite research team from Javeriana as well as Dartmouth research team.

Who Should Apply

This opportunity is open to an undergraduate or medical student with an interest in mental health care and research focused on scaling-up access to science-based mental health care, including digital health approaches, in general medical settings. Candidates should have prior research experience. Spanish fluency is required.

Application Process

Students interested in undertaking an internship must submit a Global Health Internship Program Application. Candidates may preference up to three internship sites during a single application cycle and are required to answer a short supplemental question for each site. Candidates are required to submit transcripts and one to two letters of recommendation at the time of application. All applications are due on March 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm. 

Please direct questions about the program to Anne Sosin, Global Health Initiative Program Director. 


Friday, March 29, 2019 - 5:00pm
Fund type: 
The John Sloan Dickey Center