Looking for a global experience? Need funding for the global experience?

Information on global health internships, fellowships, funding opportunities and resources to help find funding is provided below.

Internships For Gillings Students

In this section we provide information on funded (and some unfunded) global health internships that are open only to UNC Gillings students. We have partnered with global health organizations (e.g., FHI 360, IntraHealth International and the Pan American Health Organization) to offer these funded experiences for students.

Select to see funded internships for UNC Gillings Students.

Fellowship Name
Program Description
Application & Due Date

UNC Gillings Zambia Hub - Summer 2019 Internships

Open ONLY to UNC Gillings master's students! (Funded)
To give more focus to the School's global work, we are establishing a small number of geographic hubs to increase students' skills. For summer 2019, we are pleased to partner with UNC Global Projects Zambia to offer five placement opportunities for UNC Gillings residential MPH students ONLY*.

Funding: We expect to award up to $5,000 per student

Position Descriptions:
Application Instructions: If you are applying to multiple positions, please do not apply until you have ALL cover letters written and ready to upload for each position.
  1. Fill-out the online application form and upload materials below to the form:
    • - Cover letter for each position you are applying (If applying to multiple positions, please have a cover letter for each position)
    • - Upload your CV/Resume (only upload 1)
  2. Faculty Evaluation: Please identify a UNC Gillings faculty member who is able to evaluate you on the specific skills listed in the position descriptions you are applying for. Please tell the faculty member which position(s) you are applying for. If applying to multiple positions, the faculty member only needs to complete one evaluation form (they will evaluate you for all the positions you are applying to on one form). You only need to select 1 faculty member to fill out the evaluation.
Due Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 (11:59 p.m. EST)

DAI Global Health Summer Fellows

Open ONLY to UNC Gillings master's students! (Funded)
DAI offers a summer fellowship program for current public health master’s students enrolled at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Global Health Summer Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity to contribute to global health as they work directly to support DAI’s work and programs. Students gain practical experience in technical areas, research, business development and program management and apply the skills they are building in their degree programs.

Program Description
2019 Application

Due Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CDC - Dengue Branch Summer 2019 Internships

Open ONLY to UNC Gillings students! (Unfunded)
Students get the opportunity to observe the work that CDC does, including national and international outbreak responses, developing public health guidelines, and collaborating with groups internal and external to CDC in Puerto Rico and elsewhere.
2019 Application

Due Thursday, February 21, 2019

UNC Gillings - Male Contraceptive Initiative Summer Fellows

Open ONLY to UNC Gillings master's students! (Funded)
The Male Contraceptive Initiative (MCI) was founded in 2014 to facilitate research and development of male contraceptives and to build awareness about the need for and status of male contraceptive options. In partnership with the Solutions office, the UNC Gillings - MCI Summer Fellowship Program is intended for UNC Gillings residential master’s students to gain experience contraceptive development and research by offering support for 8-10 weeks. This program will support graduate students to contribute to the development of promising new reversible non-hormonal male contraceptives.

Program Description
2019 Application

Due Monday, March 4, 2019

Bender Curry Family Undergraduate Public Health Global Internship Awards

Open ONLY to UNC Gillings students! (Funded)
The award is intended to support an internship experience in a country not previously worked for an undergraduate student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. It is designed to support students with a strong commitment to global health, but with limited previous international travel and work experience.
Application coming soon!

Kenan Institute Asia Summer 2019 Internship

Open ONLY to UNC Gillings MPH students! (Funded)
Kenan Institute Asia is looking for high-impact, innovative MPH interns to join their staff to support its work and mission during the summer 2019. The intern will provide support for Kenan’s work in the NextGen Healthy Aging Society project.
Applications closed and under review

FHI 360-UNC Gillings Graduate Public Health Fellowship

Open ONLY to UNC Gillings students! (Funded)
FHI 360, in partnership with Global Health Solutions, offers a fellowship program for UNC Gillings first-year master's students (will be second-year master's student in Fall 2019), current (1st and 2nd year) doctoral students, and prospective UNC Gillings doctoral students. FHI 360's mission is to improve lives worldwide by addressing complex public health issues through research, education and services. See who were selected as previous fellows and projects they worked on.

Program Description (2019-2020)
Applications closed and under review

UNC-IntraHealth International Summer Fellows

Open ONLY to UNC Gillings students! (Funded)

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.

Program Description (2019)
Applications closed and under review

Global Quality Graduate Student Internship

Open ONLY to UNC Gillings students! (Funded)
The goal of this internship is to support one or more of multiple projects focused on assessing and improving quality of care globally. The graduate student 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.
Application Closed

Other Internships

Internships found in this section are other opportunities we have been made aware of and are open and available to the general public.

Select to see the other internships.

You can sort by organization name, deadline, and graduate versus undergraduate opportunity.

OrganizationDeadlineGraduate or Undergraduate
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - North Carolina Field OfficeRollingGraduate
SGR Emergency Roster Associate Internship, SAMS ASAP - start immediately (telecommuting is possible)Graduate
SGR Grants & Reporting Associate Internship, SAMSASAP - start immediately (telecommuting is possible)Graduate
SGR Humanitarian Logistics Associate Internship, SAMSASAP - start immediately (telecommuting is possible)Graduate
American India Foundation William J. Clinton FellowshipJanuary 31, 2019Graduate and undergraduate
Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority StudentsJanuary 31, 2019Graduate and Undergraduate
Washington University in St. Louis: Institute for Public Health Summer Research ProgramFebruary 1, 2019Graduate and Undergraduate
Foreign Language & Area Studies FellowshipsFebruary 8, 2019Graduate and undergraduate
Siemens Foundation - PATH 2019 Summer FellowshipFebruary 15, 2019Undergraduate
The James Peacock REACH FellowshipFebruary 28, 2019Graduate
Curamericas Global International InternshipMarch 15, 2019Graduate
PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship ProgramTBDGraduate
Chateaubriand Fellowship ProgramJanuary 8, 2019Doctoral students
Global Health CorpsJanuary 16, 2019Graduate and Undergraduate
National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health Post-baccalaureate Fellowship ProgramJanuary 20, 2019Undergraduate
Fulbright U.S. Student Program September 20, 2018Graduate and Undergraduate
The Organization for the Development of the Indigenous MayaRolling admissionGraduate
ORISE Research Participation Programs at CDCVarious DeadlinesGraduate
Global Health Fellows Program (Fellowships)Various DeadlinesGraduate
Undergraduate Student Funding, Center for Global Initiatives , UNCVarious deadlinesUndergraduate
Tropical Diseases in the Caribbean Region: The Case of the Dominican RepublicContact Program Undergraduate
Unite For Sight,Young Leader of Social Change FellowshipRolling AdmissionsUndergraduate
Connect-123 Internships in South Africa and ArgentinaRolling AdmissionsUndergraduate
Management Sciences for HealthVarious DeadlinesGraduate
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (based in Research Triangle Park, NC)Various DeadlinesGraduate
World Health Organization (WHO)Check websiteGraduate and Undergraduate
Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training AwardCheck websiteGraduate and Undergraduate
CDC Short-term FellowshipsVaries (See website)Undergraduate students only
Graduate Student InternSee websiteGraduate
Medical Internships Abroad with Cross World Medics
See websiteGraduate and Undergraduate
Hands on Peru
Various sessionsUndergraduate
Child Family Health International 2 Week Intensive ProgramsVarious DeadlinesGraduate and Undergraduate

Funding Resources

This section provides information on funding available only to UNC-Chapel Hill students and different funding resources available on-campus and off-campus.

Select to see funding resources and options.

Please check resources for exact due dates.

Funding TitleBrief DescriptionOpportunity or Resource
Gillings Global Practice AwardThe award funding is open ONLY to first-year residential UNC Gillings MPH students (2nd year MPH-RD students completing their Advanced Placement in Fall 2019) who have secured a global practicum placement for Summer 2019 (Fall 2019 for MPH-RD), as part of their degree experience. Global is defined as an international placement or placement in the U.S. with a global health organization or focus (e.g., refugees, immigrants, and migrants). UNC Gillings funding
Graduate Student Transportation GrantAssists graduate students with travel costs to a regional, national, or international academic conference or professional society meeting for the purpose of presenting their research.UNC funding opportunity
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 AwardThe 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 FellowshipThe 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
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
Pre-Dissertation Exploration AwardThese 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
UNC Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF)GPSF can provide funding for your conference or research travel through Individual and Group Travel Awards. This is a very competitive award, receiving many applications each cycle.UNC funding opportunity
Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) Tinker Pre-Disseration Field Research Grants ProgramFor 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 GrantGraduate 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 FellowshipForeign 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
Vimy Global Team AwardThe 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 newsletterFunding and internship opportunities posted on this e-weekly newsletter.UNC funding resources
Funding Information PortalUNC-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 FellowshipOpportunities may include fellowships, graduate assistantships, and funding workshops.UNC funding resources
Carolina Internal Funding DatabaseThis is a small database (about 200 records)UNC funding resources
UNC GlobalSearchable 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 PivotSearch 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 ScholarshipsUNC funding resources
Association of Schools and Programs of Public HealthLists funding, internships and fellowship opportunitiesNon-UNC funding resources
American Public Health AssociationInternship opportunities are listed the Student AssemblyNon-UNC funding resources
Institute for International EducationManages 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 CenterPublishes 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 ProgramNon-UNC funding resources
NIH/Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars ProgramThe 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
2017 Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease ResearchASTMH accepts applications from physicians and scientists for this international career opportunity focused on benefiting underserved populations in locations in the world where the burden of disease is high.The recipient received $25,000 in support for a short-term research experience in the tropicsNon-UNC funding resources

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