# of GROW Interns: 3 Length of Stay: 8 weeks DATES OF TRAVEL: June 10 - July 29
GROW Internship Grassroots Onsite Work
Through Grassroots On-site Work (GROW) internships, students build capacity of their partner organization, engage in mutual learning, and ensure long-term stability of their partnership.
The 2017 GROW team spent 8 weeks in Mae Sot, Thailand, a town on the border of Thailand and Burma. Their time was split between 2 organizations - Minmahaw School and Back Pack Health Worker Team. At Minmahaw school, they taught classes and conducted a technical analysis of the health class that GlobeMed at Whitman funds. At BPHWT, they collected various stories from the medics, helped with BPHWTâ€™s 20-year report, and researched funding opportunities.
Working with dedicated medics and students has opened my eyes to the vast capacity that individuals have to create change in their communities. I carry what I have learnwill ed through these past 8 weeks with me as I pursue a career in Global Health . -- Mia Chasan, c/o 2018