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. Internships are 10 weeks long and will run from approximately June 7th – August 13th, 2021. 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 will open in CARAT on December 18th, and deadline to apply is Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at 11:59pm.
NEW: This year, applicants will submit the names of two references in lieu of formal recommendation letters for HGHI's Research & Internship Program. Letters of recommendation are still required for Independent Funding Applications. Please see the application instructions for more information.
For students who will be on leave during the spring of 2021, you are welcome to apply for HGHI internships as long as you are planning to return in the fall and receive Ad Board approval. Here’s a link to more information about the petition process.
If you missed the HGHI Summer Research & Internship Program Info Session on December 8th, you can watch a 13 minute recording here, which provides an overview of the program, application components, and timeline.