Community-Informed Field Immersion (CIFI)

Work side-by-side with community organizations that are striving to eliminate health disparities and improve the wellbeing of American Indians and Indigenous communities.

Photo: PKG Programs and Services

Community-Informed Field Immersion (CIFI) is a collaboration between the PKG Center and Community Outreach & Patient Empowerment (COPE). As part of this experience, you can join a team of fellow MIT students in supporting COPE’s mission to eliminate health disparities and improve the wellbeing of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This particular internship is located in Gallup, New Mexico, serving the Dine community living on or near the Navajo Nation.

CIFI projects are designed to support the public health work of COPE, and address the themes of food access and insecurity, nutrition, communications, training & outreach, data collection & reporting, and implementing a curriculum on cancer awareness.

For summer 2022, we are currently considering whether a full-time experience will be possible. More information will be posted here when available. Check back soon!

Questions? Feel free to reach out! Email pkgcenter@mit.edu or sign up for Office Hours with our team to learn more.