Students Invested In Health Association (SIHA) International Application Form 2018-19

INTRODUCTION
Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Students’ Invested Health Association 2018-2019 International Team. This package is designed to give you an opportunity to showcase your interests, goals, and credentials in campaigning for your candidacy as a 2019 International Team Member. We often receive many more applicants than there are positions available, so we strongly encourage you to take your time and fill this application out carefully. SIHA prides itself on the diverse backgrounds of its volunteers and believes strongly in taking a multidisciplinary approach to health promotion. We evaluate each applicant on an individual basis based on personal merit. Completing and submitting this package is the first of three steps in the application process.

Successful applicants will be invited to an MMI/Group interview. Successful applicants from the MMI/Group interview will be invited for individual interviews.


FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION FORM
Please complete the following application form by by filling out the questions as accurately and carefully as possible. Note that incomplete or improperly filled out applications may be disqualified. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR ANSWERS WILL NOT BE SAVED IF YOU EXIT THE FORM, OR IF IT CLOSES UNEXPECTEDLY. Therefore, it is advised that you write your answers in an additional document so that you don't lose your work.


SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
This Google Form must also be complete for your application to be considered.

IMPORTANT DATES
Application deadline: September 30, 2018
If you are selected from your application to participate in a group interview, these will take place October 14 and 15.
If you are selected from the group interview to move onto personal interviews, these will take place October 16-20.
SIHA 101 Orientation: Week of October 23.
Official Training Begins: Week of October 30.

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT
All volunteers accepted to go to Tanzania as part of the International Travel Team are expected to raise $4000 to help cover living expenses and project costs during the placement (flights are covered by SIHA). Please note that a minimum of $1000 is due by December 1, 2018. If It is important to consider that fundraising will make up a significant amount of your participation in the Fall and Winter semesters as an International Team Member. SIHA Fundraising Coordinators work with volunteers to develop a personal fundraising plan that will include the planning and execution of various fundraising activities. SIHA also holds some of the same yearly group fundraisers each year through partnerships already in place. These supports are in place to ensure that financial constraints are not a barrier to qualified volunteers being able to participate in this placement.

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