Global Internships and Funding
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.
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, 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. 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. Applications due January 22, 2016. FHI 360 will notify recipients by March 2016.
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. Applications due January 22, 2016. FHI 360 will notify recipients by March 2016.
A complete application package will include:
Submit completed application materials electronically to the Gillings Global Gateway at email@example.com.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Internship Funding Resources
The Gillings Global Gateway has compiled other resources to help you find the perfect funded internship or fellowship opportunity.
Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA): Tinker Pre-Dissertation Field Research Grants Program
List provided by Deshira Wallace
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”
NIH/Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.