6 month Internship Opportunity at Medical Research Council Unit in The Gambia at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The BRIGHT (Brain Imaging for Global Health) Project is seeking an intern to join the team based in the Keneba Field Station of MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM.

The BRIGHT project is a longitudinal cohort study assessing the brain development of a group of 200 infants in West Kiang, a rural region of The Gambia, from birth to 2 years of age.  Our data collection includes a variety of technologies such as brain imaging, eye tracking and language tracking devices, as well as a multitude of questionnaires, behavioural assessments, growth and nutritional measures.

Intern responsibilities will include administrative tasks, data collection and data quality control. There will also be opportunity to develop leadership and management skills and network within the global health/ nutrition/infant development research fields.

This position offers the chance to work with cutting edge science in an established research field station.  Furthermore you will be living and working within the Keneba village community, alongside a team of dedicated Gambian staff and international scientists.

The post will be 6-9 months in duration, starting August 2018 ( some flexibility)

Low cost of living. Return flight and accommodation will be provided.


  • Familiarity with Microsoft office
  • Self-motivation, ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Desire to live in a rural African setting
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Enthusiastic approach to work.

All other necessary training will be provided.

For more information please contact Sam McCann (current project lead in Keneba) on: