Community Engagement

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

369. The National Academy for Social Prescribing and NHS England Personalized Care Department, London, UK

What is Personalized Care? Personalized Care will benefit up to 2.5 million people by 2024, giving them the same choice and control over their mental and physical health that they have come to expect in every other aspect of their life. A one-size-fits-all health and care system simply cannot meet the increasing complexity of people’s needs and expectations. Personalised care is based on ‘what matters’ to people and their individual strengths and needs. But you may wonder – what exactly do we mean by ‘Personalized Care?’ Watch this short explanatory video taking you through the...

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368. King’s Health Partners & NHS South East London, London, UK

King’s Health Partners (KHP) is an Academic Health Sciences Centre where world-class research, education and clinical practice are brought together for the benefit of patients. KHP brings together:

  • three NHS Foundation Trusts
  • a world-leading university for health research and education
  • services provided across central and outer London locations, including seven mental health...
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367. The VHL Alliance, Boston, MA

VHL or von Hippel-Lindau disease is a genetic form of cancer. VHL patients battle a series of tumors, in up to ten organs, throughout their lives. The VHL gene controls the major feeding pipeline of every tumor. Curing VHL is one step closer to curing many other forms of cancer. The VHL Alliance (VHLA, vhl.org) is the preeminent resource and clearing house of patients, caregivers, researchers, and the medical community.  VHLA is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1993, which is dedicated to research, education, and support to improve...

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366. Computational Epidemiology Lab at Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

The Computational Epidemiology Lab Harvard Medical School leverages Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence systems to track and predict disease outbreaks using innovative digital platforms for digital surveillance and prevention. Our overall goal is to show how emerging technologies can help clarify patterns of disease and promote public health. Our mission has materialized in a diverse set of projects that include describing the emergence of West Nile virus in New York City using satellite data, predicting patterns of Lyme disease based on climate change, analyzing patterns of influenza epidemics, finding new ways to identify problem medications using electronic medical records, understanding the geographic patterns of substance abuse, describing the impact of pollution on chronic disease, and most recently the first documented use of mobile smartphones as public health surveillance tools for both outbreak and post-marketing surveillance.

We’re looking for a driven, creative thinker to help us assess and accelerate digital health innovation projects in the Computational Epidemiology Lab. A successful applicant has a background in data science, machine learning, healthcare or technology and is passionate about translating data into information that can impact real-world decisions. In this role, you’ll be paired with a mentor that is an expert in epidemiology data analytics, innovation and will work on projects that seek to use unconventional big data to understand human behaviors and population health.... Read more about 366. Computational Epidemiology Lab at Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

363. American University of Beirut Global Health Institute, Beirut, Lebanon

The Global Health Institute (GHI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) was formally established in July 2017. As the first such institute in the Middle East and North Africa region, GHI aims to address global health challenges with a focus on context and sustainable impact by employing an interdisciplinary approach. The primary focus of GHI are challenges that are affecting the MENA region, but have relevance to and impact on other regions in the Global South.... Read more about 363. American University of Beirut Global Health Institute, Beirut, Lebanon

362. Multi Aid Programs (MAPs), Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Multi-Aid Programs (MAPs) is a refugee-led non-profit, non-governmental organization in Lebanon that builds the capacity of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese to thrive in current conditions. To restore hope and dignity, the MAPs team of 300 local personnel deliver programs in primary education, continuing education & community service, healthcare, relief and community-led participatory research. MAPs is revolutionizing what refugee livelihood looks by leveraging innovation and creativity as survival tools. With extensive medical and organizational experience, MAPs has been working with Syrian refugees since 2013. MAPs provides more than 300,000 services annually through a comprehensive primary health care center, a breast cancer disease center, a diabetes rehabilitation center, a MHPSS outreach program and nine Teaching Centers in informal settlements. In addition, MAPs implements successful STEM programs at its two vocational training centers. MAPs also provides relief assistance to families across Bekaa and Beirut.... Read more about 362. Multi Aid Programs (MAPs), Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Boston Health Care for the Homeless, Boston, MA

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored between HGHI and The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship. The primary affiliation is with The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship, and the secondary affiliation is with HGHI. The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship will be the point of contact during the application and internship onboarding process. Applications for this placement will be collected by The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship, so please refer to their website to apply. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both of programs.

Mission: Thousands of individuals find themselves homeless in greater Boston every year. Among them are chronically ill adults, veterans, families with school-age children, and the elderly. They are the people who stay in emergency shelters or motel rooms, eat-in soup kitchens, or visit drop-in centers. They are also the men and women who find themselves on the streets, trying to survive in makeshift shelters under bridges, down alleyways, and behind city buildings. Over 12,000 homeless men, women, and children are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to deliver the highest quality health care to some of our community's most vulnerable and most resilient citizens.... Read more about Boston Health Care for the Homeless, Boston, MA

312. Partners In Health, Boston, MA

Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most marginalized communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care. PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems. As of today, PIH runs programs in 11 countries (Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Lesotho, Russia, Kazakhstan, Navajo Nation), where it provides direct care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement. ... Read more about 312. Partners In Health, Boston, MA

355. The Global Health Initiative at The Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico

The Global Health Initiative – led by Tec alumni and professors –- has gathered support and enthusiasm across the public health and medical community in Mexico to formalize the first Global Health Institute (GHI) in Latin America. The Tecnológico de Monterrey (aka the Tec) is uniquely positioned to launch the first GHI because of its innovative educational approach, network and connections to the global health field, and world-wide reputation of excellence...

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351. Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Pasadena, CA

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship. The primary affiliation is with HGHI, so HGHI will be the point of contact during the application and internship onboarding process. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both HGHI and The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship.

The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine was accredited in 2019 to offer the MD degree.  Based in the integrated clinical environment of Kaiser Permanente, students are exposed to a novel curriculum that includes case-based learning, early clinical experiences, and longitudinal service-learning activities.  Integral to the mission of the school is the intention to develop robust community engagement, locally in southern California and globally, and to implement a broad agenda related to equity, inclusion, and diversity.... Read more about 351. Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Pasadena, CA

352. Hollywood, Health & Society, Los Angeles, CA

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship. The primary affiliation is with HGHI, so HGHI will be the point of contact during the application and internship onboarding process. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both HGHI and The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship.

Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S) is a program of the USC Norman Lear Center that provides entertainment industry professionals with accurate and timely information for health, safety and security storylines.... Read more about 352. Hollywood, Health & Society, Los Angeles, CA

343. SaveLIFE Foundation, New Delhi, India

SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to improving road safety and access to emergency medical care across India and the developing world.

SLF connects research, advocacy, communication and execution (RACE) to operate at the intersection of policy making and grassroots implementation for crash prevention as well as post-crash response. Over the past few years, SLF has facilitated the enactment of key legislations in India such as the Good

Samaritan Law adopted one of India’s deadliest highways to transform it into a Zero fatality corridor, trained thousands of Police officers and volunteers in life-saving techniques and built award-winning technology to connect and assist stakeholders including bereaved families from extremely poor backgrounds.

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338. UCLA Art & Global Health Center, Los Angeles, CA

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship. The primary affiliation is with HGHI, so HGHI will be the point of contact during the application and internship onboarding process. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both HGHI and The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship.

The UCLA Art & Global Health Center unleashes the transformative power of the arts to advance global health. We use the arts as a tool of research, analysis, and social action to push for improved health domestically and internationally. We seek to understand and implement arts-based projects where various kinds of art and performance make concrete interventions on health issues. A large focus of our work is on holistic sexual health through our two flagship programs, AMP! and Through Positive Eyes. AMP!, also known as Sex Squad, is an arts-based sexual health education supplement to standard high school curriculum that pushes for inclusive, non-judgmental, student-led dialogue and education. University students learn about sexual health issues and then create performance work, based on Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed, that is shared with high school students. Through Positive Eyes is a participatory photography project by and for people living with HIV around the world, using photography to share their stories and fight stigma. In addition, we are partnering with the Center for Theater of the Oppressed (Rio de Janeiro) on a summer 2021 study program, on the theme of anti-racism.... Read more about 338. UCLA Art & Global Health Center, Los Angeles, CA

333. Greater Boston Legal Services - Elder, Health & Disability Unit, Boston, MA

Please Note: The internship description below is from summer 2020. This internship may run again in 2021, so please check back for an updated description in December/January.

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) is one of the largest providers of civil legal aid in New England. We provide legal representation and counsel to over 10,000 people each year to prevent and resolve issues of homelessness, domestic violence, inability to access medical care, wage theft, consumer fraud, elder abuse, and other emerging issues that arise in vulnerable populations. Our free civil legal aid helps individuals and families achieve justice and meet their basic needs, such as food, housing, and access to health care. As an organization, we are committed to public service and to mentoring students and young lawyers who wish pursue public service careers. ... Read more about 333. Greater Boston Legal Services - Elder, Health & Disability Unit, Boston, MA

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