Investigate External Global Health Opportunities

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

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

+1-703-665-4811

sfridy@amsa.org

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.

+1-847-686-2238

info@astmh.org

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

+1-240-485-2778

fellowships@aphl.org

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.

boren@iee.org

+1-800-618-6737

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

asoliman@med.cuny.edu

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. 

fellowships@caorc.org

+1-202-633-1599

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.

fellowships@cdc.gov

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. 

students@cfhi.org

Critical Language Scholarship

 

Supports summer language study for U.S. citizens.

cls@americancouncils.org

+1-877-257-9922

Cross Cultural Solutions

 

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

+1-914-632-0022

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.

internships@newyork.msf.org

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. 

scholars@iie.org 

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.

gilman@iee.org

+1-800-852-2141 Ext. 1

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.

https://ghcorps.org/connect/contact-us/

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.

https://www.peacecorps.gov/contact/global-health-service-partnership/

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.

ufs@uniteforsight.org

+1-203-404-4900

InterAction

 

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.

+1-202-667-8227

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

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.

paynefellows@howard.edu

+1-844-257-9821

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.

+1-855-855-1961

https://www.peacecorps.gov/contact/#email_form

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

+1-206-667-6712

judren@fredhutch.org

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. 

rangelprogram@howard.edu

+1-202-806-4367

+1-877-633-0002

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. 

+1-202-808-3740

communications@ghfp.net