Getting Involved

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:

The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI)*

Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard (GHELI)

Centers with Health-Related Opportunities and/or Undergraduate Funding: 

Center for Public Interest and Engaged Scholarship (CPIC)*

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI)*

The Institute of Politics (IOP)*

Office of Career Services (OCS)*

Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF)*

Centers with a Regional Focus:

Center for African Studies (CAS)*

Center for European Studies (CES)

Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS)

Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)*

Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

South Asia Institute (SAI)*

Harvard Graduate Schools and Centers

Harvard School of Public Health: Departments, Divisions, and Centers

Harvard Medical School: Research Departments, Centers, and Initiatives

Harvard Law School: Faculty and Research

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

Harvard Kennedy School: Centers and Initiatives

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard*

*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

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.

Fall

  • Harvard’s Nonprofit, Government, & Global Health Fair
  • Harvard’s Summer Programs & Funding Fair

Spring

4. Suggested Listservs and Additional Resources

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!

This list is aimed to be an active resource for Harvard students. Please feel free to reach out to Emily_Maguire@harvard.edu with comments or suggestions.

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!

Global Health Guide

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.

 

Coffee Chats with Global Health Ambassadors

If you ever have any questions or need help finding opportunities, feel free to schedule a virtual “coffee chat” with a global health ambassador or email them directly. 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. Click “let’s meet” to set up a coffee chat.

 

Guide to Global Health