External Global Health Programs

Organizations around the world provide fellowship, scholarship, and internship opportunities for students who are interested in global health career development. We've listed a few below. Contact us if you'd like to discuss any of these opportunities. 

Program Contact Information

The African Population and Health Research Center Internship Opportunities 


The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non- governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center currently has three internship opportunities for a period of 3-6 months starting from April 2020. The internships provide an opportunity for postgraduate students to develop a deep appreciation of various elements of research through a highly active research environment.

Deadline: February 24th

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letter and CV in English to internships@aphrc.org with the subject “Research Intern” by February 24, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


American Medical Student Association


AMSA Leadership program is focused on key areas of professional development and training not taught in the classroom. It is designed to bridge the gap in medical training between clinician and leader. You will gain insight into essential, often unknown or overwhelming to understand, business and interpersonal skills you’ll need as you advance in your career. Participants will also complete a self-awareness assessment, customized to medical students, to serve as a road map to objectively understand leadership strengths and challenge areas.

Sandy Fridy



American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene


The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, founded in 1903, is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. We accomplish this through generating and sharing scientific evidence, informing health policies and practices, fostering career development, recognizing excellence, and advocating for investment in tropical medicine/global health research.



APHL Fellowships


The Association of Public Health Laboratories provides fellowship and traineeship programs to prepare students for careers in public health laboratories. It is a one-year program designed for bachelor’s or master’s level scientists with emphasis on practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases. 

Heather Roney



Boren Awards


Boren Awardees study a wide range of critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Swahili. Ranging from novice to superior, all Boren Awardees are committed to learning languages and increasing their proficiency. Boren Awardees study in world areas underrepresented in study abroad, and graduate with expertise in their chosen fields of study, language, and the cultures of Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.



Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations

This R25 training program provides mentored research training focused on cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention and summer funding of up to $7,200/student for 15 students each year.  The program is open to all schools and programs of public health in the U.S. 

Amr Soliman, Director


CAORC Fellowships


The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is a private nonprofit federation of independent overseas research centers (ORCs) that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on the conservation and recording of cultural heritage and the understanding and interpretation of modern societies.CAORC offers two fellowship programs, the NEH Senior Research Fellowship and Multi-Country Research Fellowship, which allow fellows to visit and carry out research within our network of Overseas Research Centers. In addition, each Center offers fellowships and grant opportunities specific to its region. 



CDC Fellowships and Internships


Whether you are on a career track or deciding on which career you would like to pursue, CDC has many diverse fellowship, internship, training, and volunteer opportunities for students and professionals.  Many of these opportunities provide invaluable experience and potentially offer clear cut paths to exciting careers with CDC.


Child Family Health International


Child Family Health International has offered partial or full program funding opportunities since 2007, with over $150,000 USD going directly to the development of participants’ global health competencies and intercultural education. CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is our policy to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI. 


Critical Language Scholarship


Supports summer language study for U.S. citizens.



Cross Cultural Solutions


Mobilizing cross-cultural impact volunteering that improves education and health opportunities for children who need it most.


Doctors Without Borders


Interns gain practical work experience and support the work of our Communications, Development, Program, Human Resources (both for the field and the office), and Executive departments. Interns also gain a basic introduction to the field of international medical humanitarian aid and advocacy. All internships will take place in our New York office and will be paid at the rate of $13.50 per hour.


Fulbright Scholar Program


The Fulbright Scholar Program sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, provides 800 teaching/research grants to U.S. faculty and professionals in a variety of fields. Applicants can propose projects that vary in duration from two to 12 months in over 125 countries around the world. 


Gilman Scholarship


The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need. Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000.


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Global Health Corps


Global Health Corps provides a yearlong paid fellowship for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity at existing health organizations and government agencies. Fellows are currently working in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and the United States.


Global Health Service Partnership


In March 2012, the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) launched as a public-private partnership between the GHSC and the Peace Corps. A novel federal program, the GHSP will help address the vast shortages of health professionals in many parts of the world.


Global Impact Corps


Unite for Site offers opportunities to learn from partner clinics’ talented medical professionals who address complex global health issues. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to participate. Short-term opportunities in Ghana and longer-term opportunities in Ghana, Honduras, and India are available.



Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program


The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Program is a national program designed to encourage predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees who are from health disparities populations to pursue research, teaching and leadership careers in biomedical, clinical and behavioral sciences. This program provides fellows with experience in population-based health research in developing countries.





InterAction is an alliance organization in Washington, D.C. of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Our 180-plus members work around the world. What unites us is a commitment to working with the world's poor and vulnerable, and a belief that we can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together.

InterAction offers volunteer internship opportunities three times a year, corresponding with the academic calendar and summer term.


International Federation of Medical Sutdents Associations


The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), founded in 1951, is one of the worlds oldest and largest student-run organisation. It represents, connects and engages every day with a inspiring and engaging network of 1.3 million medical students from 137 NMOs in 127 countries around the globe.

sponsors: vpprc@ifmsa.org

general inquiries: gs@ifmsa.org

Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity


The purpose of the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) program is to support a cohort of early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research in NIH mission areas. The long-term goal of this program is to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds (e.g., see NIH’s Interest in Diversity) from their mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program will provide independent NIH research support before and after this transition to help awardees launch successful, independent research careers. Additionally, MOSAIC K99/R00 scholars will be part of organized scientific cohorts and will be expected to participate in mentoring, networking, and professional development activities coordinated by MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5) grantees.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

Finding Help Online: http://grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact)
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AERA-NSF Grants Program

The AERA-NSF Grants Program is currently accepting proposals for both its Dissertation and Research Grants. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Program provides dissertation grants to graduate students and small research grants to doctoral level scholars using large-scale data sets in their research.

The AERA-NSF Grants Program emphasizes the advanced statistical analysis of data sets from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, NSF, and other federal agencies. The program also supports studies using large-scale international data systems (e.g., PISA, PIRLS, or TIMMS) that benefit from U.S. federal government support. In addition, statewide longitudinal administrative data systems enhanced through federal grants are also eligible for consideration. Proposals are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as, but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.


AERA Dissertation Grants. AERA provides dissertation support for advanced doctoral students to undertake doctoral dissertations using data from large-scale data sets. The award provides professional development, training, and networking opportunities for students. The selection process is competitive. AERA-NSF Dissertation Grants are awarded for one-year for an amount of up to $25,000.

AERA Research Grants. AERA provides small grants for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars to undertake quantitative research using data from large-scale data sets. The selection process is competitive. AERA-NSF Research Grants are awarded for one or two years, for an amount of up to $35,000.



The next proposal deadline is Monday, March 23, 2020. Please the AERA-NSF Grants Program via email (grantsprogram@aera.net) or phone (202-238-3200) if you have any questions regarding the program.










Payne International Development Fellowship


The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.



Peace Corps


The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.



RAMP Scholars


The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is investing in the next generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African American and Latinx medical students with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities.

Jenna Udren, RAMP Project Manager



Rangel International Affairs Program


The Rangel Program is a U.S. State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. 




Takemi Program in International Health


The Takemi Program in International Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is an interdisciplinary research program that focuses on the problems of mobilizing, allocating, and maintaining limited resources to improve health. To address these issues, the program brings together a small group of mid-career professionals from around the world. Through its activities, the program aims to advance knowledge about international health and to contribute to institutional development and improvement of national policy.






USAID Global Health Fellows


Become a Global Health Fellow! GHFP-II Fellows work full time for two years in a variety of global health technical areas ranging from maternal and child health to nutrition to HIV/AIDS. Each fellow has a specific scope of work and placement site within USAID or with one of its implementing partners. 



YSI Innovation Program


The aim is for you and your team to create a real startup that helps solve the sustainable development goals and are economically viable. Brilliant individuals are put in international teams of 3 people and will go through 4 modules and 8 objectives in five months. 4,5 months are online and the two last weeks is in Oslo, Norway where you get a fully funded trip to meet mentors, your teammates and investors.

Our program offers knowledge and tools in innovation, creativity, and leadership. We train the teams to operate their own startup, as well as going from nothing to a fully fledged startup in 5 months. We provide close mentorship and follow up through our innovation team, access to the YSI network of talents, partners, and mentors. We also train the team's to find the necessary information and help they need for themselves.