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Institutions for the Previous Internship Opportunities

St. Luke’s International Hospital 
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
National Cancer Center 
National Center for Child Health and Development
Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) Bangkok Regional Office 
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Tokyo Office 
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA 

Internship Report

Nami Watanabe, Graduated in AY 2019 MPH Program
Place of Internship: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

rom November 17th to November 26th 2019, I had the privilege of visiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, the United States for my internship.
One of my main objectives in visiting St. Jude was to learn about late effects surveillance for long-term survivors of childhood cancer. St. Jude offers a multidisciplinary team of pediatric oncologists, nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, and social workers who provide comprehensive follow-up to improve quality of life after childhood cancer. Throughout my ten-day internship, I got to meet and shadow members of the multidisciplinary team every day. For example, my first day consisted of observing a two-hour neuropsychological testing in addition to shadowing a pediatric oncologist. Although it was only a short ten days, by engaging in experiential learning, I was able to see the big picture of long-term follow up care for childhood cancer survivors. This internship enabled me to reflect what I am learning in more relevant and deeper ways. Overall, my internship experience was extremely enriching and rewarding and I am so thankful to have had such an incredible opportunity.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Risa Otsuka, Graduated in AY 2019 MPH Program
Place of Internship: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) Bangkok Regional Office 

In June 2019 I did an internship at UNAIDS Bangkok Regional Office. My capstone project theme was Barriers to achievement of UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets in Asia and I visited Thailand, Cambodia and Laos to interview key informants and gather data. In addition to the UNAIDS office in Bangkok, I visited the Thai Red Cross Center and Ministry of Public Health and met several people to ask their opinion on the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. In Cambodia, I went not only to the UNAIDS office in Phnom Penh but also to WHO and NGO offices. In Laos, I visited the UNAIDS office in Vientiane, the WHO office and an ART clinic where I met physicians and organization staff. By meeting people face to face, I could gather useful data for my Capstone project and could understand how targets had been achieved and the current challenges for each country.

United Nations Building in Bangkok

UNAIDS team at Bangkok Regional Office