From Dr. Nadeem Modan ’10: IndoAmerican Volunteer Networks seeking a Research and Development intern

Intern with an International Healthcare Nonprofit, IndoAmerican Volunteer Networks, with Wes alum Nadeem Modan, MD, Executive Director, and class of 2010.

IndoAmerican Volunteer Networks is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2007. We serve as consultants to Indian nonprofits that are seeking to improve and expand the services they provide, with a particular focus on healthcare. We are currently working with an Indian hospital, helping to establish a free Pediatric Clinic for the underserved in Lucknow, India. The clinic will see >4000 children per year, many of whom come from extremely poor communities and would otherwise have no medical care. We are seeking a Research and Development Intern to assist our team in designing and establishing this clinic.

The intern will be expected to work remotely from their own location. Responsibilities will include online research, helping to design protocols/procedures for the new pediatric clinic, assisting in creating an educational curriculum for physician extenders, and more. The position will require approximately 5-10 hours per week, for a minimum of one year.

We are seeking an undergraduate or graduate student with a demonstrated commitment to social justice. While applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, those with an interest in healthcare and prior clinical experience will be given the strongest consideration. Given that all work will be completed remotely, the applicant must demonstrate independence, responsibility, and ability to meet deadlines. Flexibility and adaptability will also be expected. While travel is not required, it is a possibility for those who may be interested. Fluency in Hindi or Urdu is not required, but is a plus.

The intern will be provided with mentorship based on their individual interest to enter a career in healthcare, global health, and/or nonprofit work. This includes letters of recommendation, clinical shadowing opportunities, ongoing career guidance and more. A volunteer/clinical experience in India is also a possibility for those interested in travelling.

Applications are currently being accepted, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will be filled latest by April 15th 2017. A complete application includes a CV, cover letter, and contact information for two references. Strong applicants will be invited for an interview.

Please send any questions or a completed application to:
Nadeem Modan, MD Executive Director, IndoAmerican Volunteer Networks at