The Syrian-American Medical Society, SAMS, is now accepting applications for its national student representative program. SAMS is a non-profit, non-partisan humanitarian organization that has been at the forefront of the response to the medical crisis that has unfolded as a result of the Syrian conflict.
SAMS supports medical facilities inside Syria as well as in countries that are dealing with sizable numbers of refugees. In 2015, SAMS treated 2.6 million Syrians and refugees across the region. The SAMS student representative program was created to give college students the opportunity to get involved with relief activities aiming to alleviate the suffering caused by the worst refugee crisis since World War II.
Responsibilities of the SAMS student representative include:
- Recruiting healthcare professionals and Arabic speakers for SAMS medical mission trips to Jordan, Greece, Lebanon, and Turkey.
- Organizing fundraisers and donation drives to support SAMS relief efforts across the globe.
- Each student representative will be in charge of SAMS student activities on their campus and serve on the SAMS National Student Committee
- Depending on the student’s language or medical skills, they could have the opportunity to participate in SAMS missions abroad, directly providing healthcare to refugees.
This is a unique opportunity to directly make an impact on the historic humanitarian crisis we are currently witnessing. It is also a great opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in healthcare, leadership, advocacy, and public policy.
All applications must be submitted by December 12, 2016, 11:59 p.m. to be considered.
Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program at an American university to be considered.
Students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions about the application, send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]. Read more about the Student Representative program here.