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Internships and Volunteering

RIIO offers unpaid internships and clinical placements for young students interested in health research or social sciences. Placements range from 2 weeks to one year. We have hosted a variety of interns from local universities as well as international fellows. Check out our previous interns. For more information and to apply, please fill out this form.



“I am brimming¬†with gratitude for having had the opportunity to work with the Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology. The incredible mentorship from Dr. Mathenge and Dr. Nkurikiye, as well as the¬†opportunities for growth and creativity have played an integral role in shaping both my academic and professional endeavours.”

– Siobhan Lazenby, McGill University

(Volunteer in 2006, Intern in 2014, OceanPath Fellow 2015-2016)

Previous Interns