Global Health Initiative Internship Program

Jade McLaughlin ’17 (second from left) and Madellena Thornton ’17 (far right) at Hospital Cayetano Heredia (HCH) in Lima, Peru.










The Global Health Initiative (GHI) Internship Program engages students in frontline global health work with our partners around the world. GHI Interns apply knowledge and skills to real world health challenges while building research and programmatic skills. The GHI Internship Program consists of a spring fieldwork seminar followed by a summer internships. All internships are fully funded and pre-approved for the fieldwork requirement for the Certificate in Global Health.


Internships are available to undergraduate and medical students. Internship candidates must have at least one term in residence remaining following the internship, and undergraduate students must have completed at least three terms on campus at the start of the internship. Students are strongly encouraged to complete one course in global health and one methods course prior to applying for a GHI Internship. 

Beginning in Spring 2017, all candidates must be able to participate in a weekly fieldwork seminar the spring preceding their internship. Students applying the Global Health Policy Lab projects enroll in a public policy seminar in Spring 2017. 


Students interested in undertaking an internship must submit a Global Health Internship application. The Summer 2017 and a list of project sites will be available by early January. Candidates may preference up to three internship sites during a single application cycle and are required to answer a short supplemental question for each site. Candidates are required to submit transcripts, a writing excerpt, and one to two letters of recommendation at the time of application. All application materials must be submitted directly through the online application platform by February 17, 2017 at 5pm EST. Application deadlines are strictly enforced. GHI reviews all applications and then invites finalists for interviews. . 

Interested in a Global Health Initiative Internship? Please read answers to FAQ here. Please direct questions about the program to Anne Sosin, Global Health Initiative Program Manager. 



Friday, February 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
Fund type: 
The John Sloan Dickey Center