Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI2)

The Humanitarian Innovation Initiative partners with Project HOPE to train a new generation of humanitarians

March 20, 2019

“We are excited to partner with the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative at Brown University to train a new generation of humanitarians to address the world’s greatest health challenges.” 

Rabih Torbay, President and COO of Project HOPE

The Humanitarian Innovation Initiative at Brown University has partnered with Project HOPE to provide internship opportunities for Brown University undergraduates interested in exploring careers as humanitarians.  

"We are thrilled to partner with Project HOPE, one of the leading humanitarian and development agencies worldwide,” says Dr. Adam Levine, Director of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative. “Together, we will provide our students with action learning opportunities that will introduce them to a variety of potential humanitarian careers while building up unique skillsets.”

Brown students selected for internships with Project HOPE will spend the summer in the DC metro area gaining hands-on experience in roles vital to successful global health projects such as program design, monitoring and evaluation, grant writing and public advocacy. Over the course of the summer internship program Project HOPE staff will provide insight into global health operations and support the students exploring careers as humanitarians.

“We are excited to partner with the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative at Brown University to train a new generation of humanitarians to address the world’s greatest health challenges,” says Rabih Torbay, President and COO of Project HOPE.

About Project HOPE

Founded in 1958, Project HOPE is a leader in global health and humanitarian relief programs. An international non-profit organization, HOPE is committed to transforming lives and uplifting communities by empowering health care workers to teach and deliver innovative, lifesaving solutions, every day and in times of crisis. With programs in 27 countries, HOPE works at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges including infectious and noncommunicable diseases; disasters and health crises; maternal, neonatal and child health; and the policies that impact how health care is delivered.  Learn more at www.projecthope.org.

About the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative

The Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI²) seeks to develop and foster a more synergetic relationship between the academic and applied worlds of humanitarianism to better fulfill their shared goals of establishing effective and sustainable policy and practice. Launched in 2016, HI² is housed at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Learn more at https://watson.brown.edu/hi2/.