Global Internships and Funding

Field work for her practicum. Photo by Amy Patel

Funded Internship  |  Other Internships  |  Internship Funding Resources

The Gillings Global Gateway™ partners with public health organizations to offer several funded internships or fellowships focusing on global health for Gillings School students.  We also advertise other global health internship and funding opportunities.

Funded Internships

The Gillings Global Gateway helps administer several funded global health internships, including the IntraHealth Summer Fellows and the FHI360 Fellowship. Check out the funded opportunities below open to Gillings students:

ClosedFHI 360-UNC Fellowship | ClosedIntraHealth Summer Fellows | ClosedBender Curry Undergraduate Internship | Global Quality InternshipClosedMicrofinance-Health Internship

ClosedFHI 360-UNC Public Health Fellowship

FHI 360, in partnership with the Gillings Global Gateway, offers a fellowship program for current or prospective UNC public health doctoral students and second-year master’s students (by fall 2016). FHI 360’s mission is to improve lives worldwide by addressing complex public health issues through research, education and services. More info.

Program Description

Application Process and Materials

A complete application package will include:

  • Completed application form:Word | PDF
  • Resume or CV
  • Recommendations from academic adviser/faculty member and former employer or professional colleague
  • Current unofficial transcript (if new doctoral student, official transcript from previous graduate work) mailed to or dropped off directly to Program Coordinator, Naya Villarreal:
    • Gillings Global Gateway
      UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
      104 Rosenau Hall, CB#7400
      Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
      Or email to

Submit completed application materials electronically to the Gillings Global Gateway at

Applications due January 22, 2016. FHI 360 will notify recipients by March 2016.

ClosedIntraHealth International Summer Fellows

IntraHealth International offers a summer fellowship program for current public health master’s and doctoral students enrolled at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The program is administered by IntraHealth, in collaboration with the Gillings Global Gateway. IntraHealth is a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization that has worked for more than 30 years- in more than 90 countries- to empower health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to healthcare challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology and leveraging partnerships. More info.

Program Description

Application Process and Materials

A complete application package will include:

  • Application 2016: PDF | Word
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation: at least one academic adviser/faculty member and one professional recommendation
  • Current unofficial transcript (hard copy, no emails) mailed to or dropped off directly to Program Coordinator, Naya Villarreal:
Gillings Global Gateway
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
104 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400

Submit completed application materials electronically to the Gillings Global Gateway at

Application and materials due Thursday, January 21, 2016.
ClosedBender Curry Family Undergraduate Public Health Global Internship Award

The Bender Curry Family Award is designed to support a summer internship experience in a Spanish-speaking Latin American country for an undergraduate student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The internship will fund up to $1,000 of a student’s summer internship costs. More info.

Program Description & Application: PDF | Word

Application and materials due Friday, April 1, 2016

ClosedGlobal Quality Internship

The goal of this internship is to support the project leadership of a WHO-ISQua combine initiative focused on guiding and informing the efforts of low and middle income countries in developing national policies and strategy for health care quality. This project is working within the context of health systems strengthening and the pursuit of universal health coverage within constraint of resources. The intern will work directly with Sheila Leatherman, Research Professor in Health Policy and Management, through Ms. Leatherman’s role as part of the leadership team for the WHO-ISQua project for National Quality Policy and Strategies in LMICs. More info.

Program Description: Word | PDF

Application materials due Monday, March 2, 2015

ClosedMicrofinance-Health Internship

Pro Mujer is a development organization offering women across Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru an integrated package of microfinance services, primary healthcare, and business and health education. Pro Mujer is currently piloting or rolling out a number of new initiatives in its health services delivery and health education programming across its five countries of operation. The internship will support its health team in the implementation and the evaluation of these initiatives. More info.

Program Description: Word | PDF

Application materials due Monday, February 15, 2016


Other Internships

Below are a selection of opportunities for international/global health internships and practica sent to the Gillings Global Gateway. You can sort by organization name, deadline, and graduate versus undergraduate opportunity.

OrganizationDeadlineGraduate or Undergraduate
American Society of Tropical Medicine Fellowships and FundingVarious DeadlinesGraduate
Internships and fellowships available for spring, summer and fall, Population Action InternationalVarious DeadlinesGraduate
ORISE Research Participation Programs at CDCVarious DeadlinesGraduate
Global Health Fellows Program (Fellowships)Various DeadlinesGraduate
Global Health Fellows Program II (Internships)Various DeadlinesGraduate
ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship ProgramJuly 31, 2015Graduate
Graduate Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award October 2015Graduate
Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows in Public HealthNovember 1, 2015Graduate
J. William Fulbright - Hillary Rodham Clinton FellowshipsOctober 13, 2015Graduate
The Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance - Global Health Fellows. Geneva, SwitzerlandNovember 16, 2015Graduate
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship ProgramNovember 30, 2015Graduate
Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows ProgramDecember 1, 2015Graduate
USAID Summer Internship- Africa BureauDecember 21, 2015Graduate
Perkins Burke MD/MPH Global Health FellowshipDecember 21, 2015Graduate
Sister Communities of San Ramon, NicaraguaTour scheduled for January 2-6, 2016Graduate
Autry Fellowship with MDC, Inc. January 11, 2016Graduate
CSTE/CDC/ASPPH Applied Epidemiology Fellowship ProgramJanuary 13, 2016Graduate
Carolina for Kibera FellowshipTBD (not available for 2015-2016)Graduate
ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship ProgramJanuary 21, 2016Graduate
ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health FellowshipJanuary 28, 2016Graduate
FLAS Fellowships, Center for Global Initiatives, UNCJanuary 29, 2016Graduate
Summer Internships, World Health OrganizationJanuary 31, 2016Graduate
Global Health Corps FellowshipFebruary 2, 2016Graduate
ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship ProgramFebruary 5, 2016Graduate
Clinton Foundation InternshipsFebruary 28, 2016Graduate
Katie Evans Memorial ScholarshipMarch 1, 2016Graduate
Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows ProgramCycle closedGraduate
Graduate Phillips Asia Ambassador Summer Program, UNCTBDGraduate
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship ProgramNovember 30, 2015Undergraduate
USAID Summer Internship- Africa BureauDecember 21, 2015Undergraduate
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Post-Bachelor FellowshipJanuary 10, 2016Undergraduate
Global Health Corps FellowshipFebruary 2, 2016Undergraduate
Bender Curry Undergraduate Global Internship AwardFebruary 12, 2016Undergraduate
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) - Engaged Research, UNCFebruary 25, 2016Undergraduate
Clinton Foundation InternshipsFebruary 28, 2016Undergraduate
Undergraduate Student Funding, Center for Global Initiatives , UNCVarious DeadlinesUndergraduate
AIESEC Professional Internships AbroadRolling AdmissionsUndergraduate
Tropical Diseases in the Caribbean Region: The Caste of the Dominican RepublicContact Program Undergraduate
Unite For Sight,Young Leader of Social Change FellowshipRolling AdmissionsUndergraduate
ONE Campaign Internships for Summer and SpringVarious DeadlinesUndergraduate
Burch Fellows Program, UNCVarious DeadlinesUndergraduate
Connect-123 Internships in South Africa and ArgentinaRolling AdmissionsUndergraduate
John Snow, Inc.Various DeadlinesUndergraduate and Graduate
Management Sciences for HealthVarious DeadlinesGraduate
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (based in Research Triangle Park, NC)Various DeadlinesGraduate
Social Science Research Council(International Dissertation Fellowship)Check websiteGraduate
World Health Organization (WHO)Check websiteUndergraduate and Graduate

 Internship Funding Resources

The Gillings Global Gateway has compiled other resources to help you find the perfect funded internship or fellowship opportunity.

This Week in Global Health : funding and internship opportunities

Funding Information Portal: UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff members, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students seeking funding for research, collaborative projects, fellowships and other scholarly activities.

Powerpoint presentation on finding funding for global health internships and projects (presented by Susan Gramling, Seminar on Finding Funding for International Project, September 22, 2008)

UNC Global: Searchable database for funding opportunities that support research and scholarly activities conducted by Carolina faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, students and prospective students.

  • The Center for Global Initiatives awards travel funds to both graduate and undergraduate students. They have several funding mechanisms, so visit their website to learn more.

COS Pivot: Search the world’s most comprehensive funding resource, with more than 22,000 records representing nearly 400,000 opportunities, worth over $33 billion.

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health lists student funding, internship and fellowship opportunities.

Internship opportunities are listed through the American Public Health Association Student Assembly.

The Institute for International Education manages a funding database for international students. It includes scholarships, fellowships and grants for international students seeking funding to study in the U.S.

The Fogarty International Center publishes the Directory of Grants and Fellowships in Global Health Sciences, “a comprehensive compilation of international funding opportunities in biomedical and behavioral research”