Global Internships and Funding
Part of the mission of the Gillings Global Gateway™ is to harmonize and promote student global health opportunities throughout UNC Gillings. Information on internships, fellowships, funding opportunities and resources to help find funding is provided below. The Funded Internships For Gillings Students tab provides information on funded global health internships that are open only to UNC Gillings students. Internships found in the Other Internships tab are open and available to the public. The Funding Resource tab provides information on funding available only to UNC-Chapel Hill students and different funding resources available on-campus and off-campus.
Open ONLY to UNC Gillings students
FHI 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 and application Application Process and Materials A complete application package will include: Submit completed application materials electronically to the Gillings Global Gateway at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Closed
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
104 Rosenau Hall, CB#7400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
Or email to email@example.com
Application Process and Materials A complete application package will include: Submit completed application materials electronically to the Gillings Global Gateway at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Closed
A complete application package will include:
Submit completed application materials electronically to the Gillings Global Gateway at email@example.com.
IntraHealth 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. IntraHealth, a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization, fosters local solutions to healthcare challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology and leveraging partnerships.
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Application Process and Materials
A complete application package will include:
Global 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.
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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.
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Bender 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.
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These internships are open to all students
You can sort by organization name, deadline, and graduate versus undergraduate opportunity.
Funding opportunities and resources for travel and research are listed below. Please check resources for exact due dates.
|Funding Title||Brief Description||Opportunity or Resource|
|Community Engagement Fellowship (Carolina Center for Public Service)||The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of five fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that (1) employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and (2) have an academic connection.||UNC funding opportunity|
|Matching Funds (CGI)||As a catalyst for the innovative work of faculty and students at UNC, the Center for Global Initiatives welcomes proposals seeking support for globally-themed projects and events that deepen knowledge and understanding of our complex world.||UNC funding opportunity|
|Carolina Global Initiative Award||The Carolina Global Initiative provides funding to students to complete a global opportunity during the summer, in the U.S. or abroad.||UNC funding opportunity|
|Carolina for Kibera James and Florence Peacock Fellowship||The Carolina for Kibera (CFK) Fellowship offers graduate and undergraduate students at UNC-CH the opportunity to apply their skills and talents while engaging in grassroots participatory development in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.||UNC funding opportunity|
|Critical Language Program (CGI)||With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, this Scholarship provides fully-funded intensive language study for during the summer to a diverse group of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.||UNC funding opportunity|
|C.V. Starr Scholarship (CGI)||These awards are intended to support UNC students who demonstrate financial need to undertake an independent internationally-oriented experience.||UNC funding opportunity|
|Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Disseration Research Abroad Fellowship (CGI)||This U.S. Department of Education program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.||UNC funding opportunity|
|Peacock REACH Fellowship||This two year Fellowship allows a Ph.D. candidate to conduct field research in one year and then teach a course that is directly related to that research in the second year.||UNC funding opportunity|
|Pre-Disseration Travel Award||These awards help students early in their doctoral studies do preliminary explorations of potential research materials/sites/methods in preparation for writing their dissertation proposal. These awards therefore not fund dissertation field research . The ideal time to hold this award is after passing comprehensive exams and before defending the proposal.||UNC funding opportunity|
|Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) Tinker Pre-Disseration Field Research Grants Program||For specific information about the ISA competitions visit the website. Unless otherwise indicated, only UNC-CH students are eligible to apply.||UNC funding opportunity|
|Institute of African American Research: Summer Graduate Research Grant||Graduate Student Summer Research Grant (GSSRG) provides funding to masters, predoctoral and professional graduate students in any discipline who are conducting research as part of their degree requirements. Students’ research projects must concern African Americans or the broader African diaspora and have clear relevance to IAAR’s mission. Students must also be in good standing and have completed four semesters of graduate coursework toward a doctoral or two semesters of coursework toward a masters degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. Research must be carried out between the summer months of May-August.||UNC funding opportunity|
|FLAS Summer Language Fellowship||Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less-commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above.||UNC funding opportunity|
|Lori Lewis Schipper Internship Award||This award is offered each year to an undergraduate or graduate student to pursue an independent, internationally focused internship.||UNC funding|
|Vimy Global Team Award||The Vimy award is given annually to one interdisciplinary team of students (Vimy scholars) working collaboratively to pursue research or service projects outside the United States. Made possible by the Global Education Fund, up to $15,000 is provided to fund a summer team project abroad. This award is intended to support UNC undergraduate and master’s-level students in completing self-directed or self-designed group projects internationally during the summer.||UNC funding|
|This Week in Global Health newsletter||Funding and internship opportunities posted on this e-weekly newsletter.||UNC funding resources|
|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.||UNC funding resources|
|FLAS Summer Language Fellowship||Opportunities may include fellowships, graduate assistantships, and funding workshops.||UNC funding resources|
|Carolina Internal Funding Database||This is a small database (about 200 records)||UNC funding resources|
|UNC Global||Searchable database for funding opportunities that support research and scholarly activities conducted by Carolina faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, students and prospective students.||UNC funding resources|
|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.||UNC funding resources|
|Carolina Office of Distinguished Scholarships||UNC funding resources|
|Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health||Lists funding, internships and fellowship opportunities||Non-UNC funding resources|
|American Public Health Association||Internship opportunities are listed the Student Assembly||Non-UNC funding resources|
|Institute for International Education||Manages a funding database for interantional students that includes scholarships, fellowships and grants for international students seeking funding to study in the U.S.||Non-UNC funding resources|
|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.||Non-UNC funding resources|
|ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program||Non-UNC funding resources|
|NIH/Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program||The Fogarty International Center's programs provide funding to perform research and to train researchers in a variety of global health areas. Through these programs, Fogarty and its partners throughout the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are working to build sustainable research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).||Non-UNC funding resources|