Mothering and Albinism is a global health research project with an international intersectoral networkMothering and Albinism is a global health research project with an international intersectoral networkof researchers and advocates working together to promote and protect the human rights of personswith albinism and their families. We are working alongside civil society organizations and advocates,including the current United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by personswith albinism, Muluka-Anne Miti-Drummond. Focusing on the experiences of families who have givenbirth to a baby with albinism, we are conducting a 4-year study (2022-2026) based in South Africa,Tanzania, Ghana, and Canada to improve birthing experiences through health services, healthprofessions education, and the development equity oriented and contextually relevant educationalstrategies.

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This project involves:

  • Participatory Systematic Review
  • Fieldwork with Qualitative Interviews, Focus Groups, and Participant Observation
  • Knowledge Translation through creating digital stories, and policy and educational resources
  • Each year, Mothering and Albinism is welcome students (from Africa, Canada, and England) to join their team for an internship opportunity to experience being involved in human rights oriented global research.

Role Description

As an intern, you will be an integral member of the team. Interns are asked to commit 3 hours/week for one year (or approximately 150 hours). These positions come with a stipend, with expenses covered by the Mothering and Albinism project. 

This is a great opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the albinism movement
  • Develop skills and gain first-hand experience in research April 2024
  • Develop collaboration and communication with various stakeholders
  • Be given one-on-one mentorship and feedback
  • Learn about human rights and higher education

In Year II (2024), internships focus on qualitative data collection and analysis. This will provide us insights on mothers’, families’, and birthing attendants’ (i.e., nurses, midwives, physicians, traditional birth attendants) experiences with the birth of a baby with albinism in Africa.


  • We welcome undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a university in Canada,Africa, or England.
  • You must be enrolled in the duration of the internship
  • Any field or discipline
  • An interest in learning and engaging in research
  • Clear communication style
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration
  • Basic ability to use software such as Microsoft Office
  • Please provide one reference from your university (professor/advisor) 

We invite you to apply. Together, we can protect the human rights of persons with albinism and their families. If you have any questions, please contact meghannangelie.buyco@twu.ca.
Please submit your resume/CV and application by: 19 April 2024


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