IYIP Internships

CIDA interns & global experience

Between 2006 - 2008 and 2010 - 2012, The Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH) partnered with The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Global Health Office (GHO) at Dalhousie University to send qualified interns to developing countries where they worked on research programs and projects relating to sex- and gender-based analysis related to health issues.

Upon their return to Canada, interns continued their work by taking part in outreach activities, sharing their experiences and insights on these issues.

The IYIP is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Meredith Evans and Fiona Guerra


Fiona Guerra (left) and Meredith Evans spent six months in Cape Town, South Africa. Meredith analyzed data from the HSRC's South African Social Attitudes Survey and co-authored a paper on gender differences in perceptions of National Health Insurance.

Fiona was involved in three projects: adapting educational and counseling materials for a South African context; developing a tool for training social science researchers to integrate sex- and gender-based analysis into their methodology; and analyzing data from the 2008 National Household Survey.

Erin McIver and Antoinette Davies


Erin McIver (left) and Antoinette Davies travelled to Pretoria, South Africa and participated in a five-month internship working on research projects dealing with sex- and gender-based analysis and the social and economic determinants of health.

Katharine Hagerman and James Hamilton Harding


Katharine Hagerman (left) and James Hamilton Harding worked in CapeTown, South Africa. Katharine analyzed existing data from the recent National Household Survey. James's major project was to design and implement a framework for research surrounding gender issues and young men in the context of poverty.

Claire Walsh and Kathleen Rice

Kristin Roe

During her six months with HSRC in South Africa, Kristin Roe was based within the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS (SAHA) and Health program, working directly with their gender and HIV/AIDS officer.

Sarah Pugh