Please Note: This internship is co-funded with the IOP, and applications will be accepted until February 5th at at 5PM.
Global Health Corps (GHC) mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. GHC believes young leaders with diverse backgrounds and a deep commitment to collaboration, innovation, and social justice are going to revolutionize how the world tackles its toughest health challenges. We strongly believe our GHC community is the new breed of leaders that the world desperately needs.
Through a competitive recruitment process, we identify daring and innovative university graduates and early- to mid-career professionals from around the world and pair them with amazing partner organizations and government agencies in the US, East Africa, and Southern Africa. Our fellows spend a year in their placement devoting their unstoppable energy to making the world a healthier place for all people, everywhere. Whether they are working with a small grassroots organization like HIPS in Washington, DC to ensure sex workers have access to critical health services, or with the Ministry of Health in Zambia researching patient use of HIV testing and counseling, each fellow plays an essential role in the health equity movement. For more information, visit our website.
This internship will be based in their New York City headquarters, and there are a variety of internship options available. Please specify in your cover letter which internship(s) within Global Health Corps you would prefer.
Advocacy & Communications Intern
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
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.
Global Talent Intern
The Global Talent team at GHC is looking for a superstar intern who loves supporting teammates around the world and leveraging culture through fun events for our summer squad. The intern will get a behind-the-scenes look at the organizational capacity of a growing, international health nonprofit operating like a fast-paced startup. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and execution-oriented with the ability to juggle multiple innovative projects that will enable GHC's community of young leaders to revolutionize the way we tackle health challenges.
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.
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.
Reflections from the 2015 intern:
"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!"