Global Health Agencies: Finding Internship & Career Opportunities

UI students studying solar cooking stoves in India

Global Health Studies certificate student completing a resource map
as part of a solar cooking stove project in India

American Refugee Committee
ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities. Domestic and international mid-level career opportunities and student internships available. 

The American Red Cross
Many of the Red Cross's employment positions do not require an advanced degree, though they do require some experience.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Gates Foundation offers a range of positions, including some Program Assistant entry-level positions (requires some experience).

Center for Global Policy Solutions
The Center for Global Policy Solutions is a non-profit organization that works towards inclusion by advancing economic security, health, education, and civic success for vulnerable populations. Information on job and internship listings are available on their website. 

Chemonics promotes meaningful change by working with international partners to find and implement innovative projecs that achieve development impact.

Child Family Health International (CFHI)
Child Family Health International provides community-based Global Health Education Programs for students and institutions, including Virtual Opportunities.

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
The Clinton Health Access Initiative is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other illnesses. Jobs and volunteer opportunities are available.

Community Health Initiative Haiti
Community Health Initiative sends teams of volunteer doctors, surgeons, and non-medical personnel to Haiti to provide much-needed medical services in rural areas. Most opportunities are volunteer positions.

CommonHealth ACTION
CommonHealth ACTION aligns people, resources, and strategies to generate solutions that address health and policy challenges. They work with local and national leaders, community representatives, government agencies, and coalitions that improve health and advance equity for under-resourced people and communities. 

FHI 360
Embracing the power of global diversity, FHI 360 leads the way in creating a vibrant, inclusive culture of excellence that meets complex human development challenges. They bring together experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth and technology to address the full range of human development needs.

Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI)
GHEI provides community health and education programs to help young people lead their communities out of povery. They work to fight childhood illnesses and promote learning success in order to empower different communities in the BAB District of Ghana, working especially with children and youth. 

Global Health Corps
Global Health Corps (GHC) provides opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity, placing fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, and more countries. Jobs and internships available.

GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. They offer both internship and job opportunities.

Green Corps
Green Corps, an organization that trains organizers and activists in the environmental field.

HealthCorps' mission is to implement an innovative in-school model that inspires teens to make healthier choices. Coordinators lead unique in-school and community programming particularly among high-need populations and serve as peer-mentors who deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, exercise and mental strength to students nationwide.

Health Leads
As part of the healthcare team, Health Leads expands clinics’ capacity to address basic resource needs often at the root causes of poor health.

Human Impact Partners
Human Impact Partners brings the power of public health to campaigns and movements for a just society.

IntraHealth International
IntraHealth International provides technical and management expertise to international projects.

InterAction: A United Voice for Global Change
InterAction's mission is to eliminate extreme poverty, uphold human rights, safeguard a sustainable planet and ensure human dignity for poor and vulnerable populations by advancing the goals of the U.S.-based international nonprofit community. Also, check out their internship program:

JSI (John Snow, Inc. and JSI Research & Training Institutue, Inc.)
JSI is a public health management consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of underserved people and communities and providing a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.  JSI has internship and careers opportunities for students/graduates who would like to learn about public health work in both in the United States and in international settings.

Kepler is an innovative university project developed by Generation Rwanda to provide an American-accredited degree, a world class education, and a clear path to good jobs for thousands of students. Jobs are available based in Kigali, Rwanda.

MSH (Management Sciences for Health)
MSH is looking for talented, passionate people to join in furthering the mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

No More Deaths
Mostly volunteer positions available; No More Deaths is an organization whose mission is to end death and suffering on the U.S./Mexico border through civil initiative: the conviction that people of conscience must work openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights.

Partners in Health
By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.  PIH hosts a summer internship program, provide links to global health fellowships, and frequently updates employment openings with international sister organizations.

Pathfinder International
For more than 55 years Pathfinder has worked to expand access to quality sexual and reproductive health care to enable and empower individuals to make choices about their body and their future.

Peer Health Exchange
Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. They do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)
This international non-profit organization creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions that help enable communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles.

Public Health Institute
The Public Health Institute offers a broad array of career opportunities both in their administrative offices and in their many program sites. Due to the diversity of their program areas, the disciplines and skills necessary to carry out the important work of these programs are varied. Staff positions range from senior research scientist to accountant and from technology specialist to human resource generalist, among many others. Detailed postings for summer internships are posted in March and intern selections are made before June.

This website links to hundreds of varied opportunities within relief work including consultancy, internship, job, and volunteer openings worldwide.  The job search option allows for filters by job type, career category, years of experience, theme, country or region, organization, and closing date.

Save the Children
Join this leading independent organization for children in need as an intern, skilled volunteer, or staff person.

Timmy Global Health
Timmy Global Health is committed to programming, outreach, and expanding access to healthcare around the world. They also offer volunteer and internship opportunities.

Unite for Sight
Unite for Sight strives to make eyecare available to all. In addition to employment opportunities, they offer unpaid internships for students and a paid Global Health World Fellowship.

Women Deliver
Women Deliver is a non-profit advocacy organization focused on solutions to improve the health of girls and women – long-term and short-term – at the national, regional, and global levels. Offers employment and internship opportunities.


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