The FXB Field Education Internship Program is a university-wide program established in 2014 at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The FXB Field Education Internship Program engages Harvard students in global community service and bridges connections between academia and practice in a university-wide effort. The program provides an opportunity for Harvard students to expand their knowledge of and gain field experience in community development, health, and human rights for impoverished and marginalized communities, as well as to contribute to program capacity building.
The program enables Harvard undergraduate and graduate students to intern in selected French organizations (Adoma, DIHAL, Mairie de Strasbourg and Les Enfants du Canal), and conduct research with migrant populations on their experiences living in informal settlements, with a view toward contribution in policy-making to enhance access to basic human rights. The research consists of measuring agencies’ program impact on participants, and exploring innovative solutions and approaches to migrant inclusion.
At the seminar students will lead morning sessions on defining inclusion and access to rights, empowerment in theory and practice, and scales and approaches to integration and empowerment. Along with the students other representatives from collaborating organizations and community members will respond to their findings. Students in the afternoon will bridge research and discussion through sharing all their findings and facilitating conversations and consensus on next steps.