Program Description

CLCD Partners with Oakland University School of Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,  and Brown University to provide research internships for students.

The Center for Learning and Childhood Development-Ghana(CLCD) is a non-profit, research organization that seeks to end neonatal deaths and promote early childhood development. The Center's program areas are newborn and child health, developmental delays and disabilities, and early childhood education. The Center's Global Health Research Internship Program provides students with real-life, hands on experience in research practice and intervention development to benefit mothers and children in a low-income country. The program has four main components: 1) Participation in a research project or community service project, 2) mentoring from leading researchers and service providers, 3) Training to enhance professional development, and 4) Facilitating student engagement in Ghanaian culture through visits to heritage sites.


This program provides summer research internships for all graduate and undergraduate students aged 18 years and above. To participate in the program, students are required to complete CITI Training online.