Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. Applications will be accepted until February 4th, 2018 at midnight.
The extreme disparity in health outcomes and access to healthcare that exists today between the world’s rich and the world’s poor is unjust and unsustainable. To change this unacceptable status quo will require a new generation of leaders with diverse skills and backgrounds. Emerging leaders need opportunities to build their skillsets and build meaningful connections with other young leaders who share a vision for transformative change.
Global Health Corps is mobilizing a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. We do this by providing yearlong paid fellowship opportunities to passionate young leaders. During their fellowship year, GHC fellows serve in positions of impact within outstanding organizations in the US and sub-Saharan Africa. They also engage in intensive training, professional development opportunities, mentorship and thoughtful community building. Fellows work in teams of 2—one international fellow, one in-country fellow—on a wide range of areas that improve healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor. Fellows have built financial management systems for grassroots HIV organizations in Uganda, counseled homeless teenagers in New Jersey, supported district pharmacies in Rwanda in rolling out new supply chain management tools, and conducted policy research in Washington, DC. Global Health Corps is seeking creative, well-organized, hard-working interns to support the 2016-2017 fellowship program. Interns will work closely with the Program team, and will gain first-hand understanding of the day to day operations of a young entrepreneurial non-profit.
There are a number of summer internship positions available. Our hiring manager will decide whether students are best suited for a Communications, Development, Operations, or Programs role.
The position descriptions from 2017 are listed below. Updated 2018 position descriptions for some of these positions are also included below as PDFs.
Communications Intern (2017)
GHC seeks an intern to work closely with our Advocacy and Communications Team to execute on high- visibility communications tasks leading up to and during the exceptional two-week Yale Training Institute in June/July. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented and savvy researcher and writer with the ability to quickly produce high-quality, dynamic work while managing multiple day-to-day tasks. The intern will support the implementation of GHC's social media strategy, perform media scans, liaise with fellows and alumni from across Africa and the U.S., research and develop advocacy and event briefs, support the editing and maintenance of the GHC Medium publication, and provide additional communications support to a high-profile global team. Global Health Corps I 2016 Summer Internships 2
Development Intern (2017)
The GHC Development Intern will be a key member of the Development Team and play an integral support role in the fundraising operations of a growing international organization. Past projects have included extensively researching potential new funding streams, drafting grant proposals and reports, and ownership over the systems that keep our small-but-mighty fundraising crew on track. The internship is a perfect fit for someone interested in learning the ins-and-outs of a fast-paced non-profit organization while maintaining an ability to communicate impact concisely and effectively, and requires strong existing skills in research, writing, and strategic thinking.
Operations Intern (2017)
The Operations Intern will play a significant role on the fast-paced Central Operations Team, assisting with a range of responsibilities which may include finance, fellow selection, security monitoring, and office management. This highly detail-oriented, creative problem solver will have the opportunity to own and develop his/her projects with a front row seat to see what it takes to support our partner teams in the U.S. and Africa. Potential projects include assisting with fellow on-boarding and travel logistics, supporting organization-wide security monitoring, managing our external email accounts, and compiling/analyzing data to review our fellow selection process.
Program Intern (2017)
Summer program interns are critical to the success of GHC's incredible two-week Yale Training Institute, the annual gathering of the incoming class of outstanding global fellows. Interns are involved in all aspects of Global Health Corps I 2016 Summer Internships 3 planning and implementation, including coordinating speakers and events, preparing materials and procuring supplies, and running the check-in process at the Institute. Program interns provide additional support to our US Country staff, alumni team, and monitoring and evaluation work. Top-notch attention to detail and a head for logistics are crucial attributes of successful interns, who will get to experience the running of a large-scale leadership development program from the inside-out.
On a scale from 0 (very independent) to 10 (very supervised), these internships will be about a 7.
There will be 7-8 interns who will be joining Global Health Corps for the Summer Internship session
If selected to begin the interview process, applicants will also be asked to complete a skills assessment. Candidates will have two days to work the assessment; however, the assignments generally take a couple hours to complete.
GHC's summer internship term is from May 1st - August 21st. All interns are required to attend our Training Institute at Yale University in New Haven, CT June 22, 2018 - July 7, 2018. Accommodation and food will be provided during this time.
Specific Application Instructions:
Please specify in your personal statement which position(s) you are interested in.
Brief descriptions from the Summer 2015 Fellows:
"I cannot speak more highly of my experience as an intern with Global Health Corps this summer! While there are a variety of different roles in this fast-growing organization, I found my place in advocacy and communications. Through this internship, I was able to delve into international health policy analysis, strategize on effective communications in the global health sphere, and support the development of a swiftly rising non-profit dedicated to the idea that “health is a human right”. Global Health Corps is a diverse and ever-changing community. Other intern roles in the organization included program development, operations, and global talent – each roles that contribute a unique perspective to how Global Health Corps thrives. However, all interns came together for the annual Training Institute, a two-week orientation for Global Health Corps fellows that is a "global health boot-camp". Interns are encouraged to fully participate in every aspect of Training, and gain valuable exposure to the global health and non-profit worlds!
From meeting Cheryl Dorsey, Harvard MD-MPP and current President of Echoing Green, to engaging in interactive case studies with leadership from Partners In Health, to attending speaker series featuring such prominent individuals as Eric Goosby and Noerine Kaleeba, the Global Health Corps Training Institute was an innovative experience that encouraged us to think deeply about global and public health issues. Whether inside the modern NYC office working on exciting projects or traversing important global health issues during the Training Institute, my time with Global Health Corps was an enriching and wonderful experience. I encourage anyone interested in global health program development, non-profit management, advocacy, communications, research, or more to consider applying to spend a summer with Global Health Corps!"