Work will involve review of 1,000 autopsies of diving fatalities
The American organisation Divers Alert Network (DAN) is offering a
three-month internship in Durham in North Carolina, USA starting June
2017. The last day for application is 22 December 2016.
As in the last 18 years, interested students are invited to apply for
internships at DAN USA.
DAN's mission has always been to make diving
safer through active research. Part of this research involves the
investigation of causes of diving accidents. To this end, for this
year's internship, successful applicants will, among other things,
conduct a review of 1,000 autopsies of diving fatalities.
assist medical examiners determine cause of death more accurately, thus
enabling risk factors for diving deaths to be identified more
certainly, leading to the design of appropriate safety interventions,”
said Peter Buzzacott (MPH, Ph.D., Director, Injury Monitoring and
Prevention, DAN USA).
This year, the internship is advertised by the German Academic Exchange
Service (DAAD). Interested students can apply directly through DAAD's
“Research Internships in Science and Engineering” (RISE) by 22 December
This internship (Number: US-ME-3044) is available through RISE
Worldwide for undergraduate students.
Having a diving certification is
an advantage but not a prerequisite. The language of communication is
English. Registration via DAAD is open from the beginning of November
2016 to 22 December 2016. The internship at DAN America usually starts
in early June and runs for 12 weeks.
More information on the DAAD RISE Worldwide Program and the Scholarship Program: