Global Internships and Funding

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Working in the field for their practicum. Photo by Amy Patel

Funded Internship  |  Other Internships  |  Funding Resources

The 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:

FHI 360-UNC Fellowship | IntraHealth Summer Fellows | MEASURE Evaluation Fellowship | CIDRZ Internship | Blood:Water Mission | Pro Mujer Internship | Bender Curry Internship

FHI 360-UNC 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 2014). FHI 360′s mission is to improve lives worldwide by addressing complex public health issues through research, education and services. More info.

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Application Process and Materials

A complete application package will include:

  • Completed application form
  • 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:
    • Gillings Global Gateway
      UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
      104 Rosenau Hall, CB#7400
      Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
      Or email to globalgateway@unc.edu

Applications will be due to the Gillings Global Gateway by January 15, 2014. FHI 360 will notify recipients by March 15, 2014.

Submit completed application materials electronically to the Gillings Global Gateway at globalgateway@unc.edu.

Applications no longer being accepted for 2014.

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. 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.

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Application Process and Materials

A complete application package will include:
  • Application 2014
  • Resume/CV
  • Three references: at least one academic adviser/faculty member and one professional recommendation
  • Current unofficial transcript (hard copy, no emails).
  • Official transcripts can be mailed directly to:
    Gillings Global Gateway
    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
    104 Rosenau Hall, CB#7400
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
Applications must be submitted with all required materials by January 21, 2014.
Submit completed application materials electronically to the Gillings Global Gateway at globalgateway@unc.edu.
For more information, please email the Gillings Global Gateway or call (919) 843-5491
Applications no longer being accepted for 2014.

CIDRZ Internship

The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is a UNC research affiliate that supports clinical and laboratory services in the public sector, conducts locally-relevant biomedical research, and conducts training public health programming and provision clinical care. CIDRZ would like to offer two internship positions to UNC SPH students in the summer of 2014. More info.

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Applications no longer being accepted for Summer 2014

Blood:Water Mission

Blood: Water Mission is a grassroots organization that empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa. BWM would like to welcome two interns from UNC in the summer of 2014. BWM will provide a modest stipend to cover expenses incurred for travel, room and board, medical evacuation insurance and entry visa (approx. $5,000). More info.

Program Description

Applications no longer being accepted for Summer 2014

MEASURE Evaluation Fellowship

MEASURE Evaluation is the USAID Global Health Bureau’s primary vehicle for support improvements in monitoring and evaluation in population, health and nutrition worldwide. MEASURE Evaluation is a USAID-funded project implemented by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Population Center. MEASURE would like to offer one fellowship to a UNC SPH student for the 2014-2015 academic year (contingent on MEASURE receiving new five year project). More info.

Program Description

Applications no longer being accepted for Summer 2014

Pro Mujer 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 would like to offer two internship positions to UNC SPH students for the summer of 2014. More info.

Program Description

Applications no longer being accepted for Summer 2014

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. More info.

Program Description

Applications no longer being accepted for Summer 2014

 

Other Internships

Below are a selection of opportunities for international/global health internships and practica.

Select graduate student internship opportunities

Internship and Funding Opportunity Application Deadline
2014_FFH_application January 10, 2014
UNC – FHI 360 Fellowship January 15, 2014
IntraHealth Summer Fellows January 21, 2014
Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship Apply Now
Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Mid-November
Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows Program 2014 – 2015(November Deadlines)
The Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance – Global Health Fellows. Geneva, Switzerland January 10, 2014
Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program December 1, 2013
Gillings Dissertation Award March 28, 2014
Global Health Fellows Program TBD
FLAS Fellowships, Center for Global Initiatives, UNC January 31, 2014
Summer Internships, World Health Organization
Autry Fellowship with MDC, Inc. January 13, 2014
Graduate Phillips Asia Ambassador Summer Program, UNC February 20, 2014
Pre-Dissertation Travel Award February 10, 2014
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Africa See Website
Global Health Corps Fellowship January 26, 2014
American Society of Tropical Medicine Fellowships and Funding Various Deadlines
International Internship Awards, Center for Global Initiatives, UNC March 3, 2014
C.V. Starr Scholarships, Center for Global Initiatives, UNC March 3, 2014
Internships and fellowships available for spring, summer and fall, Population Action International See Website

Select undergraduate student internship opportunities

Internship and Funding Opportunity Deadline
Bender Latin America Internship January 24, 2014
Unite For Sight,Young Leader of Social Change Fellowship See Website
ONE Campaign Internships for Summer and Spring See Website
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Post-Bachelor Fellowship See Website
Mabelle Arole Fellowship
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
Available to graduating pre-med students accpeted to medical school by spring 2009 only.
January 15, 2014
Summer Volunteers, Carolina for Kibera See Website
Boren Scholarship for International Study February 5, 2014
Burch Fellows Program, UNC Various Deadlines
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) – Engaged Research, UNC February 27, 2014
Global Health Corps Fellowship January 26, 2014
Thai Heels Teaching Fellow. Email thaiheels.2009@gmail.com for more information and application. Email Contact
Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowship March 3, 2014
Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship See Website
Undergraduate Student Funding, Center for Global Initiatives , UNC Various Deadlines
Connect-123 Internships in South Africa and Argentina See Website

Funding Resources

Other resources to help you find the perfect internship or fellowship opportunity.

On-campus Resources

  • This Week in Global Health: funding and internship opportunities
  • Grantsource Library: UNC-Chapel Hill faculty andstaff members, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students seeking funding for research, collaborative projects, fellowships and other scholarly activities.
  • Carolina Internal Funding Database
  • 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.
  • Community of Science: Search the world’s most comprehensive funding resource, with more than 22,000 records representing nearly 400,000 opportunities, worth over $33 billion.
Off-campus Resources