The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) offers returning Harvard undergraduates in good standing the opportunity to participate in paid summer research and internship placements on the Harvard campus as well as across the world. These opportunities are ten weeks long and connect classroom knowledge and skills to the complex issues in the field. They range from placements in laboratories and research groups, to field work with hospitals and community health clinics, to office-based internships with NGOs and international organizations. Students may also apply to HGHI for funding for their own projects or internships. There are four categories of opportunities within the program: SURGH, ISURGH, DGHI, and Independent Funding. You can read more about each category below. You must be a returning Harvard undergraduate in order to apply.
Given the uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic, currently HGHI is planning for all Summer 2021 internships to be done virtually. If circumstances improve, we may be able to transition back to in-person internships, and any changes will be posted here. The application deadline is currently set for Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm. There is a possibility this deadline may be extended if the start of the spring semester is delayed, but we recommend planning for a January 31st deadline. Please check back for updates, and thank you for your patience and flexibility.