At Harvard, there are many ways to engage in global health beyond the classroom. Listed below are some of the centers, student groups, events, and resources at Harvard that offer opportunities for students to get involved with public and global health.
Ways to Get Involved
1. Global Health Centers & Resources at Harvard
Many Harvard centers offer research, internship, and educational opportunities related to global health. The list below contains links to the centers that may provide health-related opportunities. You can also check out The Harvard Global Health Institute’s Global Health Directory to find out about more people, places, courses, and programs across Harvard focused on global health!
Global Health Focused Centers at Harvard:
Centers with Health-Related Opportunities and/or Undergraduate Funding:
Office of Career Services (OCS)*
Centers with a Regional Focus:
Harvard Graduate Schools and Centers
*These centers offered paid internship or research programs, some of which may be health-related, for Harvard undergraduates.
2. Student Groups with Health-Related Agendas
Below is a list of student organizations that are related to Global Health. You can visit their websites to learn more about their missions and how to get involved.
3. Annual Events and Conferences
Check out the Office of Career Services (OCS) website for a detailed calendar of Harvard events: https://ocs.fas.harvard.edu/career-fairs.
- Harvard’s Nonprofit, Government, & Global Health Fair
- Harvard’s Summer Programs & Funding Fair
- Harvard’s Public Interested Conference
- Harvard's Social Impact Expo
- Unite for Sight's Global Health and Innovation Conference
4. Suggested Listservs and Additional Resources
- Harvard Global Health Institute Newsletter
- Harvard Global Mental Health Newsletter
- Boston Network for International Development
You can also check out The Harvard Global Health Institute’s Global Health Directory to find out about more people, places, courses, and programs across Harvard focused on global health!
Resources from Global Health Student Ambassadors
The Harvard Global Health Institute’s (HGHI’s) student ambassadors created two terrific resources for students interested in global health. Please check out the new guide to global health and/or sign up for a coffee chat!
The Harvard Global Health Institute’s (HGHI) student ambassadors have put together a resource guide with information about classes, student groups, internships, research opportunities, funding, and more for students interested in global/public health.
If you ever have any questions or need help finding opportunities, feel free to schedule a virtual “coffee chat” with an undergrad global health ambassador. They love meeting with students and are here to support you in any way they can, whether that means walking through classes, finding internships/research positions, or just talking.