370. Lumiere Health International, San Francisco and New York City

Lumiere Health International, Inc. provides consulting services for victims of human rights violations or crimes against humanity. This includes social inequity, civil rights, war crimes, and torture—both domestically and internationally.

We serve the world’s most vulnerable communities, helping forced migrants and refugees who’ve experienced conflict and persecution. These individuals include unaccompanied minors, asylum seekers, and victims of civil violations abuses in the United States. We also offer consultations to international organizations and policy recommendations at the local, state, and federal level.

We are purpose-driven organization. Our core mission is to illuminate challenges and champion and enable opportunities for forced migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, and other minority groups. For us, that means doing our best to eradicate social inequities—offering equal legal representation and closing healthcare disparity gaps.

As part of Lumiere you will assume an instrumental role in developing solutions with long-lasting impact for the organization, our mission, and patients. You will join a passionate team of seasoned professionals dedicated to advancing human rights by addressing root-causes and closing the gaps that contribute to social inequality, injustice, and long-term chronic diseases.



Summer Project

As a member of our staff, you will work on amazing project(s) with an enterprise-wide scope and international focus. As an intern/fellow, you will be assigned to work on at least one project from start to finish. 

Current important projects include:

  • Developing a consulting program for United Nations Women in Zimbabwe.
  • Developing innovative software solutions to improve cross-functional collaboration and improve client service.
  • Researching and developing policy recommendations for the internally displaced populations in Somalia to address basic services—including healthcare—and psychosocial issues in refugee camps.
  • Developing a consulting program for New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Hospital and Center for Human Rights to support forced migrants seeking asylum in the US.
  • Analyzing current business practices at Lumiere and designing innovative solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Candidates applying to computer science (CS) internship will have the opportunity to develop scalable, enterprise-wide software programs/solutions specifically for Lumiere and our clients.


As an intern, you will work on a variety of global health/social entrepreneurship projects in collaboration with experienced practitioners.  

  • Develop needs assessments and program evaluations: Research, conceptualize, and create thorough psychosocial questionnaires and survey for needs assessment and longitudinal statistical analyses.
  • Engage in nonprofit management: Conduct research for business-to-business multi-channel marketing. Draft internal memos, identify, and implement process improvement initiatives.
  • Advocate on behalf of forced migrants and other vulnerable populations.
  • Research, conceptualize, and create psychosocial/medical programs.
  • Project management: Utilize project management software applications to monitor and evaluate tasks, timelines, milestones, and issues/risks, etc.
  • Perform other miscellaneous responsibilities/duties as required.


  1. Experience working with global health projects
  2. Experience in project management (professional or coursework), proficient with MS Office
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills (collaborative approach, communication, negotiation, and diplomatic skills)
  4. Support and belief in Lumiere’s mission and vision
  5. Academic courses in social medicine, public health, epidemiology, social work, economics, social policy, health policy
  6. Successful candidates are competent collaborators, innovators, leaders, and have excellent academic credentials
  7. Candidates applying to computer science (CS) internship must possess the following skills: Understanding or coursework in C/C++ programming, assembly languages, data structures, algorithms, Python or Java. Experience with backend and frontend, preferred. Develop UI/UIX (User Interface / User Experience) based software applications. Implement new functional capabilities; implement bug fixes of existing implementations; design and implement styling changes; perform other duties as required

Work Environment

Lumiere is a start-up NGO with international reach. We engage in consulting projects with internal and external clients. Lumiere is a highly collaborative, collegial environment. We live our core values daily to carry our mission. As an intern you will have autonomy to carry out your project.


On a scale of 0 to 5, the level of internship supervision from very little (0) to a great deal (5) will be a 4.