HGHI Summer Research and Internships Program

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.

Funding for Independent Projects and Internships

HGHI may have limited funding available for independent, student-arranged research projects and internships. This funding could be applied towards a faculty-mentored project in health research or towards an internship at a health-focused organization. Proposals can be made for domestic or international work, and funding for travel and living expenses would be assessed accordingly. Unfortunately HGHI cannot cover the summer savings requirement for students who are on financial aid. An example of an independent project would be examining the impact of mobile clinics and electronic health records on the quality of maternal health care in Tanzania. An examples of a student-arranged internship would be working with a service-learning program.

The deadline to apply is: Sunday, February 2nd at 11:59pm. Please see the Application Instructions for further details. Students who have applied, but have not yet been accepted, to an outside organization should still apply for funding from HGHI before the application deadline. Funding can be awarded contingent upon acceptance.

International Summer Undergraduate Research in Global Health

International Summer Undergraduate Research in Global Health (I-SURGH) internships offer students the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge global health research in an international setting. Throughout the summer, students work with a Harvard faculty member or affiliate on their research projects and have a local mentor who supervises their daily work.

Students in I-SURGH receive a stipend to cover travel costs to and from their site, living expenses, and local transportation. Unfortunately HGHI cannot cover the summer savings requirement for I-SURGH students who are on financial aid. While all returning Harvard College undergraduates are eligible to apply, preference is given to sophomores and juniors. The deadline to apply is: Sunday, February 2nd at 11:59pm. Please see the Application Instructions for further details.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Global Health

Summer Undergraduate Research in Global Health (SURGH) internships offer students the opportunity to research critical issues in global health under the direction of a Harvard faculty or affiliate mentor while living on-campus. Residential programming and financial support are meant to enable SURGH fellows to form a close-knit community with each other and with the Undergraduate Research Village, including PRISE, BLISS, PRIMO, and SHARP students. Therefore, fellows are expected to participate and contribute to the community of scholars throughout the duration of the program. House tutors and deans are asked for input on candidates during the selection process. The working dates for SURGH will be Monday, June 8th, 2020 to Friday, August 14th, 2020.

SURGH consists of the following components:

  • Research experience: The intent of the program is to provide a ten-week formative and substantive full-time research experience on a global health research topic.
  • Residential life: SURGH fellows will live with the Undergraduate Research Village in one of the Harvard College River Houses for the duration of the program. Weekday evening meal service, as well as a weekday breakfast cart, will be available. A modest stipend will be available to cover other expenses, including food for weekend meals and weekday lunches.
  • Mandatory programming: Every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 throughout the summer, SURGH members will participate in a small group seminar to learn about and discuss global health topics with experts in the field. The goals of the seminars are to:
    • Expose interns to a broad number of academic topics in global and domestic health
    • Introduce interns potential career paths in global and domestic health
    • Deepen interns’ experiences by allowing them to share research and learn from each other
  • Deliverables: At the end of the program, students present their research findings at a poster session.
  • Recreational and social programs: SURGH fellows are eligible to register for free use of Harvard athletic facilities (including the Malkin Athletic Center, Hemenway Gymnasium, and Blodgett Pool). A calendar of activities will include a range of opportunities to socialize and take advantage of Boston's cultural and recreational summer offerings, including a variety of excursions, Red Sox games, and Fellow-initiated community events sponsored by URAF for the College-affiliated research programs. 
  • Outside activities: Individuals taking summer school courses or engaging in regular paid work or public service commitments during the summer are not eligible to participate.

SURGH offers a variety of benefits:

  • Free lodging in designated Harvard housing
  • A partial boarding (dining) plan
  • A stipend to cover additional meals and transportation for the 10-week program
  • For financial aid recipients: a term-bill credit fully covering the amount of the student's Summer Savings obligation as determined by the Financial Aid Office

All returning undergraduate students are welcome to apply, though preference will be given to individuals who have not yet participated in a Research Village program. The deadline to apply is: Sunday, February 2nd at 11:59pm. Please see the Application Instructions for further details.

Domestic & Global Health Internships

Domestic & Global Health Internships (DGHI) offer students the opportunity to work with nonprofits, NGOs, and other organizations on the cutting edge of global health and health policy. Some internships are field-based, while others are office-based. Sites can also be domestic or international.

Students in DGHI receive a stipend to cover travel expenses to and from their site, living expenses, and local transportation. Unfortunately HGHI cannot cover the summer savings requirement for students who are on financial aid. All returning Harvard College undergraduates are eligible to apply for DGHI internships, but preference is often given to sophomores and juniors. The deadline to apply is: Sunday, February 2nd at 11:59pm. Please see the Application Instructions for further details.

Updated internship descriptions for summer 2020 will be available in November/December. Please check back for updates and new internships!

Summer Internships (click each category to expand)

SURGH

102. Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Harvard

This internship is offered by the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR)- Community Engaged Research Program (CERP) in partnership with Fenway Health/ AIDS Action Committee (AAC). Community engagement, partnership, education and outreach are key priorities within the Harvard University CFAR which span across all Cores.

The Community Engaged Research Program (CERP) within the Bio-Behavioral and Community Science Core was developed to support these priority areas. CERP connects faculty members with the communities that their research will impact and engages those communities in the research process. CERP works to identify and establish research collaborations with community organizations and provides guidance to faculty members, particularly early career investigators, who would like to engage in research involving communities at highest risk of HIV infection.... Read more about 102. Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Harvard

103. Duraisingh Lab, Harvard

The Duraisingh Laboratory studies the biology and pathogenesis of human malaria and Babesia parasites using molecular, genetic and cell biological approaches. Specifically, we are interested in the mechanism by which these parasites invade red blood cells, the regulation of parasite virulence genes by epigenetic mechanisms, and the effect of red blood cell variation on malaria infection. Preference will be given to students with experience or coursework in molecular biology, genetics, biology, or infectious diseases. ... Read more about 103. Duraisingh Lab, Harvard

106. International Quality Improvement Collaborative, Boston

The vision of the International Quality Improvement Collaborative for Congenital Heart Disease (IQIC) is to facilitate a collaborative of healthcare teams from around the world creating a culture of culture of safety and quality for care for congenital heart disease. The IQIC mission is to reduce mortality and major complications for congenital heart disease in low- and middle-income countries. ... Read more about 106. International Quality Improvement Collaborative, Boston

112. The Alter Lab at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Harvard

Officially established in February 2009 at MGH, MIT and Harvard, The Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon Institute has the dual mission: to contribute to the accelerated discovery of an HIV/AIDS vaccine and subsequently to establish itself as a world leader in the collaborative study of immunology.

Dr. Alter is PI of the largest lab at the Ragon Institute. Dr. Alter’s research interests lie at the intersection of the innate immune response and the adaptive humoral immune response, with a focus on defining the role of innate immune recruiting antibodies in providing specificity to the innate immune system to kill virally infected cells. In this capacity, Dr. Alter has developed a suite of antibody profiling assays that aim at gaining a deeper appreciation of the correlates of humoral immune activity against HIV and beyond.... Read more about 112. The Alter Lab at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Harvard

113. Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear Lab, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston, MA

Please note: Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit. You do not need to receive permission to submit an additional application for this internship.

The Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear lab under Aaron Remenschneider, MD, MPH at Massachusetts Eye & Ear in downtown Boston studies a variety of pathologies and novel engineering solutions to problems faced in the middle ear, which includes the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and ossicles (bones of hearing). Current projects in the lab include 3D printing of novel biodegradable grafts for tympanic membrane repair, investigation of tympanic membrane remodeling in chinchilla models and human histopathological samples, and studying the acoustics of the middle ear following various reconstruction procedures. We also use human temporal bone specimens to improve our understanding of changes that occur following surgery during life. Tympanic membrane perforations occur following traumatic injury, cholesteatoma, and chronic otitis media. One of the current problems with tympanic membrane repair is the lack of biomimetic circular/radial collagen structure in remodeled graft materials, leading to variable hearing outcomes. Our lab is creating biomimetic 3D printing grafts and studying the properties of these in vitro and in vivo.... Read more about 113. Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear Lab, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston, MA

114. NeuroMex Project, Boston, MA

The NeuroMex project is a collaboration between the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Stanley Center at the Broad Institute, and the National Institute of Psychiatry in Mexico with specific aims to:

  1. Expand knowledge of the genetic architecture of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in Mexico through large-scale sample collection, analysis and follow-up.
  2. Increase understanding of the genetics of Mexican populations
  3. Enhance neuropsychiatric genetic research capacity in Mexico through the training of scientists and support the development of locally led research programs... Read more about 114. NeuroMex Project, Boston, MA

ISURGH

209. Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education, Chennai, India

Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE) is located in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state and one of the epicenters of the Indian HIV epidemic. YRG CARE is one of the largest private organizations providing HIV care in India, having treated over 20,000 PLHIV since its founding in 1993. YRG CARE serves patients who are newly diagnosed with HIV as well as experienced patients referred from other HIV providers. The catchment area of YRG CARE primarily includes...

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210. Kwon Lab, Durban, South Africa

The Kwon Laboratory is focused on applying new technologies to the study of immune responses against HIV at mucosal surfaces. Our group in South Africa performs translational research utilizing patient samples from the well-characterized FRESH (Females Rising through Education, Support, and Health) cohort to better understand viral, metagenomic, and adaptive immune factors important for HIV immunity and pathogenesis in the female genital tract. ... Read more about 210. Kwon Lab, Durban, South Africa

212. Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto, South Africa

Please note: Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit. You do not need to receive permission to submit an additional application for this internship.

Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) is one of Africa’s leading research centres, situated at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital—known locally as ‘Bara’—in Soweto, Johannesburg. PHRU is affiliated with University of the Witwatersrand and engages in research, training, policy-formulation and advocacy concerning HIV-positive people and their children.

Specifically, PHRU conducts adult, paediatric and adolescent HIV treatment research, HIV prevention research and investigations into tuberculosis and other HIV co-infections. In addition to the numerous pharmaceutical and publicly-funded clinical trials PHRU continues to carry out, the unit also conducts important behavioural and social science research, advocates for research access and provides needed care to the people of Soweto.... Read more about 212. Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto, South Africa

214. Sangath, Goa, India

Sangath is a non-governmental, not-for-profit research organisation committed to improving health across the lifespan by empowering existing community resources to provide appropriate physical, psychological and social therapies. Its primary focus areas include child development, adolescent and youth health, and mental health and chronic disease. A key element of Sangath’s philosophy is to strengthen state and private sector services by integrating and scaling up affordable and effective interventions through sustainable health systems. Sangath develops and tests contextually appropriate task-sharing interventions that empower low-cost human resources with knowledge and supervision to improve access to mental healthcare.... Read more about 214. Sangath, Goa, India

215. WeCancer, São Paulo, Brazil

Please note: Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit. You do not need to receive permission to submit an additional application for this internship.

Did you know there are 18.1 million new cancer patients every year? A study called “World Cancer Report 2018” released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) showed recently that the cancer burden has risen from 14 million to 18.1 million new cases and around 9.6 million people died because of it in 2018 alone. OMS’s projections for 2040 are not any better. 29.5 million new cases and 16.3 million deaths on a year basis. Its treatment is long and full of challenges. High patient / doctor ratio, long time period between doctor appointments and the ‘poor memory' factor all contribute to making it very hard for the medical teams to efficiently monitor and track each and every patient’s individual clinical evolution when away from hospitals. For this very reason, there is significant lack of qualified information for out-patients enrolled in mid or long-term cancer treatments.  Real World oncological data can truly contribute to life sciences and even guide public policy. ... Read more about 215. WeCancer, São Paulo, Brazil

216. Africa Health Research Institute, Ndhlovu lab, Durban, South Africa

Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is a multidisciplinary Research Institute that focuses on fundamental research aimed at improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV and tuberculosis (TB). The Ndhlovu lab focuses on HIV cure research. South Africa is home to the largest HIV epidemic and the largest treatment program in the world. A cure approach which leads to temporary or permanent HIV remission should therefore be investigated in South Africa.  A major barrier to HIV cure is the failure of the current HIV drugs to clear the virus and restore immune function particularly in tissue sanctuary sites such as lymph nodes. The Ndhlovu lab uses excisional lymph node samples obtained from HIV infected individuals to identify microanatomical niches where HIV persists during therapy. These studies will lead to novel strategies of enhancing tissue resident immune responses to facilitate elimination of cryptic HIV infection in tissue sanctuary sites. The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is affiliated with the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. ... Read more about 216. Africa Health Research Institute, Ndhlovu lab, Durban, South Africa

DGHI

304. EarthEnable, Nyamata, Rwanda

EarthEnable is a social enterprise that is transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across rural Rwanda and Uganda. 75% of Rwandans and 65% of Ugandans live in homes with dirt floors that are dusty, unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g. reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is unaffordable for many who need it.... Read more about 304. EarthEnable, Nyamata, Rwanda

309. NASTAD (National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors), Washington, DC

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

Founded in 1992, NASTAD (National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors) is a non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis health care, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Islands. NASTAD also supports partner governments in Africa, the Central America region, and the Caribbean region. As a national leader in health department mobilization, NASTAD encourages the use of applied scientific knowledge and community engagement as a method of reducing the incidence of HIV and hepatitis infections in the U.S., its territories, and around the world. Each of NASTAD’s six programmatic teams—Health Care Access, Health Systems Integration, Policy & Legislative Affairs, Hepatitis, Health Equity & Prevention, and Global—interpret and influence policies, conduct trainings, offer technical assistance, and provide advocacy mobilization for U.S. health departments and ministries of health around the world to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis.... Read more about 309. NASTAD (National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors), Washington, DC

310. New York State Health Foundation, New York City, NY

Please Note: This opportunity is co-sponsored by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship.

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is a private, statewide foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers. We strive to be focused and purposeful in our work; establish and adhere to clear goals and strategies; and measure our progress. We are committed to making grants, but also to making a difference beyond our dollars: informing health care policy and practice, spreading effective programs to improve the health system, serving as a neutral convener of health leaders across the State, and providing technical assistance to our grantees and partners. NYSHealth concentrates its initiatives in two strategic priority areas... Read more about 310. New York State Health Foundation, New York City, NY

313. Save the Children, Washington, DC

Please Note: This opportunity is co-sponsored by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship.

Save the Children’s global health programs​ are dedicated to ensuring that the world’s most vulnerable mothers and children have a healthy start, with access to and use of high impact, evidence-based services and adopting healthy behavior—now, in times of crisis and in the future. In collaboration with host countries and leading global development organizations, the Department of Global Health (DGH) addresses the unique and complex causes of maternal, newborn and childhood illness, death and malnutrition, to ensure that children in resource poor and emergency situations not only survive—but thrive. Informed by our global presence, DGH develops pioneering, comprehensive strategies to strengthen systems and programs that deliver effective, lifesaving interventions with lasting local and global impact, to transform children’s lives to become productive, engaged citizens. ... Read more about 313. Save the Children, Washington, DC

314. The University of Chicago Urban Health Lab, Chicago, IL

Please Note: This opportunity is co-sponsored by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship.

The University of Chicago Health Lab, one of five labs that comprise the University of Chicago Urban Labs, was launched in 2015 to advance our understanding of how to improve public health outcomes and health systems, particularly for vulnerable populations. We partner with communities, nonprofits, and government agencies to identify, rigorously evaluate, and scale up the most promising policies and programs to improve access to effective, affordable care. This strategy helps ensure that tight city budgets are focused on efficiently and cost-effectively improving the health of not just the fortunate few, but of as many people as possible. Health Lab projects to date include interventions looking at how to improve health care outcomes among the highest utilizers of health care, and interventions that address criminal justice involvement among individuals with mental or behavioral disorders.... Read more about 314. The University of Chicago Urban Health Lab, Chicago, IL

315. Stop TB Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland

The Stop TB Partnership is leading the way to a world without tuberculosis (TB), a disease that is curable but still kills three people every minute. With an annual death toll of approximately 1.8 million people, TB is the new global health emergency. The disease is spread through the air by coughing and sneezing, and is therefore highly transmissible – approximately 2 billion people are infected with TB worldwide. As a disease that predominantly affects the poor and vulnerable, ending TB is not only a public health priority, but also a wider global development issue.

Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership's mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Our partners include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector. ... Read more about 315. Stop TB Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland

316. The Touch Foundation, Mwanza, Tanzania

The Touch Foundation is a secular non-profit organization committed to improving the health of the Tanzanian people by strengthening their health system across the different levels of care, from tertiary hospital down to village-level facilities. We expand our impact across Tanzania by sharing our on-the-ground experience and acquired knowledge with the local and international public health community.... Read more about 316. The Touch Foundation, Mwanza, Tanzania

319. World Health Organization (WHO) Patient Safety and Risk Management Unit, Geneva, Switzerland

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

In order to apply, you need to have completed three years of full-time studies (i.e. be a rising senior) and be at least twenty years old by March 1, 2019.

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320. University of Global Health Equity, Kigali, Rwanda

Please note: Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit. You do not need to receive permission to submit an additional application for this internship.

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new university based in Rwanda that is training the next generation of global health professionals, including doctors, nurses, researchers, veterinarians, and public health and policy experts, to be leaders and changemakers who strive to deliver equitable, quality health services for all. An initiative of Partners In Health (PIH) led by internationally recognized faculty and staff from around the world, UGHE is an independent, accredited university that builds on PIH’s three decades of experience in delivering health services to some of the world’s poorest communities. ... Read more about 320. University of Global Health Equity, Kigali, Rwanda

324. NHS England, London, England

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. It sets the priorities and direction of the NHS and informs the national debate to improve health and care. NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer.   It also directly commissions certain services such as primary care and specialised services.... Read more about 324. NHS England, London, England

325. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), London, England

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is an independent body responsible for driving improvement and excellence in the English health and social care system. NICE develops guidance, standards and information on high-quality health and social care. We also advise on ways to promote healthy living and prevent ill health. NICE’s aim is to help practitioners deliver the best possible care and give people the most effective treatments, which are based on the most up-to-date evidence and provide value for money, in order to reduce inequalities and variation. NICE’s products and resources are produced for the NHS, local authorities, care providers, charities, and anyone who has a responsibility for commissioning or providing healthcare, public health or social care services.

... Read more about 325. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), London, England

327. Healthy London Partnership - London Health and Care Devolution Programme, London, England

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

The Healthy London Partnership (HLP) is a public sector partnership that works across organisations to support health and care transformation in London. We work across London’s local government, National Health Service ‘commissioners’ (payers), the Mayor’s office, Public Health England and Health Education England to achieve our shared vision of making London the healthiest major global city.

The NHS cannot achieve this goal alone and HLP brings together partners with improvement and transformation experts and Londoners to work towards the common goals set out in Better Health for London, NHS Five Year Forward View and the Devolution agreement to ensure improvements are made. ... Read more about 327. Healthy London Partnership - London Health and Care Devolution Programme, London, England

329. The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund raises and invests nearly US$ 4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need.... Read more about 329. The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland

330. Fogarty International Center, Bethesda, MD

The Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies (DIEPS) is the research arm of the Fogarty International Center. Located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, DIEPS conducts research in epidemiology and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases. Primary concentrations include cross-national studies of mortality patterns with special emphasis on influenza and other respiratory viral diseases, the role of enteropathogens and environmental factors on child development in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), biosafety and biosecurity training in LMIC and efforts to reduce household air-pollution. Outcomes of DIEPS research and other activities include changes in public health policies and practices to decrease disease burdens. ... Read more about 330. Fogarty International Center, Bethesda, MD

331. Joint Committee on Public Health, Boston, MA

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

The Joint Committee on Public Health considers all matters concerning the public health of the Commonwealth and such other matters as referred to it.  The Committee reviews, drafts and reports legislation relating to public health and also reviews other issues or matters relative to public health in Massachusetts.... Read more about 331. Joint Committee on Public Health, Boston, MA

332. Midwifery Programme at UNFPA, New York City, NY

Please Note: This opportunity is co-sponsored by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship.

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. The global work of UNFPA includes:

  1. Reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries, including addressing life threatening complications in pregnancy and childbirth.
  2. UNFPA plays a global leadership role in supporting family planning by: ensuring a steady, reliable supply and access to quality modern contraceptives; strengthening national health systems and also health management information systems; advocating for policies supportive of family planning.
  3. Training of thousands of health workers, particularly midwives, to help ensure at least 80 per cent of all childbirths are supervised by skilled attendants.
  4. Prevention of gender-based violence, which affects 1 in 3 women.
  5. Abandonment of female genital mutilation, which harms 3 million girls annually.
  6. Adolescent and Youth programmes which include: a) prevention of teen pregnancies, complications of which are a leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old; b) Efforts to end child marriage, which could affect an estimated 70 million girls over the next 5 years; c) comprehensive sexuality education; d) youth leadership and participation.
  7. Delivery of safe birth supplies, dignity kits and other life-saving materials to survivors of conflict and natural disaster
  8. Censuses, data collection and analyses, which are essential for development planning ... Read more about 332. Midwifery Programme at UNFPA, New York City, NY

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

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

334. Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY

Please Note: This opportunity is co-sponsored by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship.

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health envisions a world where vulnerable people in every community have access to health care. We partner with practitioners who know their communities and work with them in three ways:  We design technologies so that communities can measure and manage their health. We link health systems, communities, and patients to find the right model of care. And we empower students and health professionals with the skills they need to be change agents. These three areas – technology, care design, and training – are essential to strengthening community health systems.... Read more about 334. Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY

335. Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

The Brookings Institution is a highly regarded, nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving societal problems at the local, national and global levels.

The Center for Health Policy is dedicated to providing practical solutions that achieve high-quality, innovative, and affordable health care throughout the United States. To achieve its mission, the Center conducts research, develops policy recommendations, and provides technical expertise to test and evaluate innovative health care strategies. Our main areas of focus include Medicare reform, the Affordable Care Act, prescription drug payment and innovation, and delivery system reform.

Interns within the Center for Health Policy (CHP) will gain exposure to a broad set of health policy topics while developing their analytical thinking and writing skills. They will get to engage directly with health policy experts and our CHP fellows. ... Read more about 335. Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

336. Gavi, Geneva, Switzerland

Gavi is an international organisation that was created in 2000 to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Gavi is the Vaccine Alliance, which brings together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to vaccines for children, wherever they live. ... Read more about 336. Gavi, Geneva, Switzerland

337. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles, CA

Please Note: This opportunity is co-sponsored by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship.

The Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) leads and facilitates the delivery of a full spectrum of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services proven to reduce the impact of substance use, abuse, and addiction in Los Angeles County. Services are provided through contracts with over 150 community-based organizations, to County residents, particularly the un- and/or underinsured. SAPC staff serve as technical experts and consultants to meet the needs of the public and contracted organizations in the field of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and abuse. ... Read more about 337. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles, CA

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

Please note: Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit. You do not need to receive permission to submit an additional application for this internship.

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! is an arts-based sexual health education supplement to high school curriculum that pushes for inclusive, non-judgmental, student led dialogue and education. Students (university and high school) learn about sexual health issues and then create Theater of the Oppressed performance work that is shared with high school students. Through Positive Eyes is a participatory photography project working with people living with HIV around the world to use photography to share their stories and fight stigma. In a new initiative, we are partnering with the Center for Theater of the Oppressed (Rio de Janeiro) to use Legislative Theater (a form of Theater of the Oppressed) for anti-racist action in Los Angeles. ... Read more about 338. UCLA Art & Global Health Center, Los Angeles, CA

339. The Organization for Tropical Studies Costa Rica

The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is a non-profit consortium of nearly sixty universities, colleges, and research institutions worldwide, with operations in three countries and research stations and education programs in Costa Rica and South Africa. For the last half century OTS has been the world’s leading institution in the study of tropical biology, with more than 360 courses in tropical ecology, conservation and global health and over 8000 students trained, including many of the world’s leading tropical ecologists. Our purpose is to sustain our tropical ecosystems by driving scientific discovery and knowledge, by enriching human perception of nature and by enhancing worldwide policy actions in the tropics.... Read more about 339. The Organization for Tropical Studies Costa Rica

340. Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston

Through the creation of the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children’s reinforces a commitment to, and investment in pediatric innovation. We are combining our data, clinical expertise, and health care technology development experience, with leading worldwide industry partners – including start-ups – to transform health care. We work to surface, support and accelerate Boston Children’s innovations for the purpose of improving pediatric care Until Every Child is Well. Today, there is a new level of investment and urgency behind accelerating innovations and expanding our reach globally.... Read more about 340. Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston

341. NARAL, Washgington DC

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

As the nation’s leading pro-choice advocacy group, NARAL Pro-Choice America is dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans, including abortion access. Along with 2 million member activists from all 50 states and network of state affiliates, NARAL works to guarantee that each woman has access to the full range of reproductive freedoms. This means we’re on the front lines in the fight to expand access to abortion, make contraception more affordable, prohibit discrimination against pregnant woman, and ensure all parents have access to paid leave. In recognition of our work defending the constitutional right to abortion, Fortune Magazine rated NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

At NARAL, we don’t operate or litigate; we organize and mobilize. Working together, we push our friends to be bolder, lift up the champions fighting with us on the front line for true reproductive freedom, and we shine a spotlight of accountability on bad actors that works to impose their ideological agenda on others.
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342. The Black AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Please Note: This opportunity is co-sponsored by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship.

 The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) was founded in 1999 as the only think tank in the nation focused on eradicating the HIV epidemic in Black communities. BAI addresses HIV outcomes through community mobilization and education, policy and advocacy, and through local clinical work in Los Angeles. ... Read more about 342. The Black AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, CA

343. SaveLIFE Foundation, New Delhi, India

Please note: Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit. You do not need to receive permission to submit an additional application for this internship.

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...

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344. Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Please Note: This opportunity is co-sponsored by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship.

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles is a non-profit organization that provides mental health, substance use, housing, and training services to anyone in need of assistance. HHCLA abides by the following principles: housing first, trauma informed care, harm reduction, and providing integrative services.... Read more about 344. Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

345. mothers2mothers, Cape Town, South Africa

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an international NGO headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa and works across eight African nations. m2m employs and trains HIV-positive women as “Mentor Mothers”, frontline healthcare workers who deliver health services, advice, and support to women and their families in understaffed health facilities and door-to-door in local communities. We started with a focus on eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and today have evolved our peer-based model to deliver benefits at all stages of life—from pregnancy and birth and beyond to a child's early years and adolescence. Our approach unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families, while providing employment and empowerment opportunities in underprivileged communities.... Read more about 345. mothers2mothers, Cape Town, South Africa

346. People’s Health Movement, Cape Town, South Africa

The People’s Health Movement (SA) (PHM-SA) is the South African Chapter of a global network of grassroots activists, civil society organizations and academics, predominantly from low and middle income countries. Launched in Bangladesh in 2000, PHM has a presence in 70 countries. PHM’s vision is that of a world in which equity, ecological sustainability and peace are at the heart of development, where a healthy life for all is a reality and where respect for diversity enables the flowering of everyone’s potential, such that people’s voices guide the decisions that shape our lives. PHM affirms health as a social, economic and political issue and, above all, as a fundamental human right, which includes universal access to excellent and equitable health services, but also to the social determinants of health requiring concerted inter-sectoral state action.... Read more about 346. People’s Health Movement, Cape Town, South Africa

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