Category: Practicums/Internships

AID Internships in India. Applications due by 2/14!

January 23rd, 2013 in Practicums/Internships

There are open internship opportunities at the Association for India’s Development (AID), a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable, equitable and just development at grass-root level projects in India. At AID, we initiate efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women’s empowerment and social justice (for more info visit us at

The AID India Internship program provides internship opportunities in co-ordination with our partner NGOs in India every year.  We encourage applicants of any discipline currently pursuing their undergraduate or graduate studies to apply.  Details about the program can be found at:

What you can expect from this internship:

· An opportunity to work at the grassroots level and make a difference to the community.  In many cases, interns live in the communities they intern in, thus get a full immersion into the experience.

 · Hands on teaching, working to develop educational material or manuals, documentation or database development, conducting surveys, helping with set-up of stalls or publicizing the NGO (Specific projects will depend on the intern’s skill-set and the immediate needs of the Partner NGO).

 · An environment where you can build your language skills; if you already know an Indian language or to pick up some basics of a new language if you don’t.

 · An opportunity to blog and share your experience with the community at large through public media/ magazines/ news articles- local, national or international.

 · And most importantly, lifelong friends who will cherish and appreciate your work and your impact on their well-being for a long time!

 Here’s a sampling of some recent internship experiences:

 John Harvey, a student from London, interned at Parichay, an informal education program for children living in slums, in summer of 2012.

 Shruti and Jayasi, undergraduate students from New Delhi, spent their summer at Deepa Academy, a school for the blind.

 The deadline for receiving applications for Internships is the 14th of February, 2013.

The applications will be screened on the strength of the credentials and passion of the applicant in pursing an internship at the chosen NGO.

 Please visit the Apply tab on our webpage ( to download the forms required as part of the application process. The applicant is required to submit:

 1.     A up-to-date resume

2.     Completed Application form

3.     Two Letters of Recommendation – preferably one from an academic adviser/ professor and the other one from someone familiar with previous work/internship experience.

For questions about the application process that are not already answered on our web site, please contact us at .

Urgent questions can be addressed by calling one of our internship coordinators at 412-267-7625.

Kind regards,

AID India Internship team

Hurricane Sandy Project Intern for Spring 2013

January 16th, 2013 in Practicums/Internships

Click here for more details: Hurricane Sandy Project Intern

Uganda Village Project now accepting applications for Summer 2013 internships. Apply by Feb. 1st!

January 14th, 2013 in Practicums/Internships


** Accepting Applications for Summer Public Health & International Development Internship in Uganda – Summer 2013 **

About Uganda Village Project

The Uganda Village Project (UVP) is an international public health organization that works with people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of Iganga, in southeast Uganda.

Summer 2013 Internship Opportunity

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2013 internship program. Interns spend 8-9 weeks living and working in a village in rural Iganga District, Uganda, gaining experience in public health, community education, and international development. Interns work in diverse teams composed of Ugandan and non-Ugandan team members. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in several focus areas, including water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, malaria, and reproductive health. 

Learn more about our internship program here:

Intern Qualifications

We are looking for individuals who are passionate and have experience in public health, medicine, or international development. We give extra consideration to individuals who have prior experience working in developing and low-resource settings. Ideal applicants are those who have a strong interest in development and/or global health and are looking for a cross-cultural and entrepreneurial opportunity to work in a rural setting. All interns must be at least 18 years old. Historically, interns have come from all around the world as medical students, graduate students, undergraduate students, and professionals. 

Internship Program Dates

  • Team Leaders: Monday, June 17, 2013 – Tuesday, August 20, 2013 (9 weeks)
  • All Interns: Thursday, June 20, 2013 – Saturday, August 17, 2013 (8 weeks)

Internship Fundraising Requirement

Once accepted, all interns are required to fundraise $2,000 USD for UVP, in addition to a deposit of $500 USD. The deposit is refundable upon successful completion of the program. This sum includes a donation towards UVP’s programs in Uganda as well as pick-up and drop-off at Entebbe Airport, orientation costs, room and board, in-country transportation, food, and Uganda-based staffing costs. All interns are required to individually purchase airfare to and from Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications for the Summer 2013 internship is February 1, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. In order to apply, there are two steps:

  • 1) Complete the online application at
  • 2) Submit your CV and essay questions via email to — instructions on both are on the last page of the online application


Email us at 
Learn more about the internship:
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Intern/Research Assistant position with Ibis Reproductive Health in Cambridge, MA, 1-2 positions available!

January 2nd, 2013 in Practicums/Internships

Intern/Research Assistant

Winter/Spring 2013

Based in Cambridge, MA 

Ibis Reproductive Health is a non-governmental research organization that aims to improve women’s reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. We accomplish our mission by conducting original clinical and social science research, leveraging existing research, producing educational resources, and promoting policies and practices that support sexual and reproductive rights and health. Our staff of roughly twenty is located in Cambridge, MA (headquarters); Johannesburg, South Africa; and Oakland, CA. (

We seek one to two individuals for 10-20 hours a week who have a strong commitment to women’s health and rights, and who are willing to provide both research and administrative support to Ibis staff in Cambridge, MA. The intern/research assistant will be based in Cambridge and work predominantly on an international health project relating to HIV care access in South Africa, with the opportunity to contribute to other ongoing international and domestic research projects. Tasks will primarily include data entry, but may also include developing project protocols, data collection and management, literature reviews, manuscript preparation, and overall project support, as well as assistance with administrative, development, and communications activities as needed. Applicants should be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously and interacting with a variety of people, and should ideally be familiar with reproductive health research. The position is unpaid but available for work study or practicum/school credit. We are looking for candidates who could begin in January, preferably.

 Minimum qualifications:

Demonstrated commitment to women’s sexual and reproductive health

Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Ability to meet deadlines

Flexibility, responsiveness, and willingness to pitch in to a variety of projects

Student in a Master’s level program preferred; accomplished BA/BS students will also be considered

To apply, send a cover letter and CV to  No phone calls please.

Position will remain open until filled.

Latin American Practicum Info Session January 24th 5-6PM in L201, BUSM

December 14th, 2012 in Practicums/Internships

Come learn about a 6 week Brookline Sister City Summer project in Quezalguaque, Nicaragua starting in early or mid June- early August.

Building on earlier BU Public Health School projects they propose a 2 part intervention for this agricultural community.

1. ‘Water While Working’ public health awareness project.

2. Re-invigoration of a home health worker program in the hamlets around Quezalguaque. 

Students need to be fluent in Spanish, be willing to live in a rustic setting, pay for their flight (about $700), room and board ($55 a week) and other miscellaneous expenses, (about $2000 total). Brookline sister city will pay for expenses for the project, and hire local college students from Quezalguaque to guide the students around and help them with the projects.

Peter Moyer MD, former director of the Emergency Dept. at BMC will be the BU faculty member and be with the students for the 1st week. He will supervise the students by telephone after that.

Kenya Field Practicum Info Session January 23rd 5-6PM in CT305

December 14th, 2012 in Practicums/Internships

Interested in the summer Kenya Field Practicum in Public Health and Environment? Come to our last info session for the summer 2013 session. Learn about logistics, finances, previous projects, and more!

Initiative to End Childhood Malnutrition Intern in Uganda

December 4th, 2012 in Practicums/Internships, Volunteer

Initiative to End Childhood Malnutrition


Rukungiri, Uganda

 The Initiative to End Childhood Malnutrition (IECM) is seeking one young professional to fill one of two program coordination positions for a six month to one year term at Nyakibale Hospital in southwest rural Uganda, beginning January 2013.  IECM is a collaboration between the Harvard College Global Hunger Initiative, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Karoli Lwanga Nyakibale Hospital.  The program was created in September 2009 to develop locally sustainable, effective, and replicable malnutrition protocols for developing, rural areas.  The position is a voluntary, unpaid internship designed to foster professional growth while fulfilling essential responsibilities in support of this nonprofit program.

In order to support this mission IECM interns will maintain a malnutrition program in Rukungiri, Uganda where an estimated 30% of children under 5 suffer from malnutrition.  As an intern you will gain valuable international experience by assisting in the development of a locally sustainable Inpatient Therapeutic Care program, implementation of a microfinance initiative to ensure financial sustainability, development of community gardens to provide nutritional education, and establishment of an Outpatient Therapeutic Care Program to target malnourished children who cannot be treated on an inpatient basis.  In addition to working on individual projects, interns will have a unique opportunity to gain practical exposure to the administration of a non-governmental organization.

 If you would like to read more about IECM’s efforts, please refer to our abstract from the 2010 Annual American Public Health Association Conference: and our program website:

 To apply for this position please send a Resume to, with the Subject line of “IECM volunteer application”.

Mali Health internship available from their US base in Boston

December 3rd, 2012 in Practicums/Internships

Mali Health is seeking an intern to support our development, communications and programmatic efforts from our US base in Boston. Interns will provide administrative and technical support to various areas of the organization under the supervision of the Executive Director and Operations Manager. Candidates should have the capacities to take on multiple projects and work independently. Flexibility, enthusiasm, motivation and a sense of humor are nonnegotiable. The position is ideal for undergraduate or graduate students interested in international development, global health, nonprofit administration and mission-driven management.

 The position is unpaid but offers significant organizational responsibility. Course credit is possible (please indicate as such in application). The role provides valuable exposure and training in myriad aspects of non-profit management and administration, in addition to the fields of global health and international development. Interns commit to a minimum 15 hours per week. Preference given to those with the ability to commit longer than 4 months.


·        Assist the Operations Manager and Executive Director with daily development and programmatic responsibilities

·        Research prospective foundations and donors

·        Assist in preparing and writing grants, letters of inquiry, proposals, etc.

·        Assist in donor support, including acknowledgements, newsletters, and event planning

·        Support outreach through social media mechanisms and website maintenance

·        Assist with other research and writing responsibilities as necessary

·        Support Mali Health’s initiatives through programmatic research, literature reviews, updating operational plans, partnership development and direct communications, as needed.


·        Strong writing skills

·        Experience in any of the following skill areas preferred: grant writing, database management, website development, project management, graphic design

·        Solid understanding of Mali Health and our approach to health and development

·        Ability to self-direct, organize, prioritize, and multitask

·        Strong research skills

·        High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

·        High levels of professionalism and interpersonal skills

·        French language skills preferred

·        Ability to work from our base in Cambridge at least one day per week

·        Experience with Salesforce and Constant Contact preferred

Please send resume & cover letter to:

Kris Ansin, MPH

Executive Director

Mali Health Organizing Project   


Internship Opportunity with Swasti Health Resource Centre

November 1st, 2012 in Practicums/Internships

 Internship Opportunity with Swasti Health Resource Centre
Swasti offers a range of exciting internship opportunities for current & recent postgraduate students from all disciplines to gain insights into public health and development.

About the organization
Swasti is a health resource centre that enhances health and wellbeing through innovation, particularly for the marginalized. We aim to advance health by mobilizing communities to better address their healthcare priorities. We bring together an understanding of the health sector combined with cross-sectoral perspectives that enable us to address linkages between livelihoods, health, education, etc.
Swasti is based out of India, with its headquarters in Bangalore and offices spread across the country. We work across the South and South East Asian Region and parts of Africa.

Swasti has three teams:
Innovative Models for Impact Team which develops and demonstrates effective, innovative, replicable and sustainable development models for complex public health challenges. We have models across a range of issues – women’s empowerment, nutrition, social protection, stigma reduction, health access, etc.

Knowledge Management & Policy Shaping Team which contributes to public health knowledge and policies by being a knowledge leader in critical niche areas such as HIV, human resources for health, social protection, water and sanitation. This is done through research, documentation and dissemination and development of knowledge capsules, learning sessions and a knowledge repository. Swasti works with both communities and other development partners to influence and shape policy at state and national levels through generation of policy notes and advocacy in key decision-making bodies & forums.

Partnership for Results Team which works closely with development partners to understands their aspirations, challenges and provides need based, timely and quality support with a focus on their achieving stated results. The support provided includes design and planning, advisory and mentoring, strengthening management systems, research, reviews, evaluations, impact assessments; documentation and communication; capacity building; organizational development & institutional transformation. Partnership for Results Team has delivered over 150 assignments in over 20 countries.

Learn more about how to apply for Swasti internships on their Opportunities page

Research Assistant Position Available-Spanish Language Proficiency Required

November 1st, 2012 in Practicums/Internships

The Research Assistant for the Chelsea STAR project will work from the Chelsea Collaborative, a non-profit human services organization in the City of Chelsea, MA (accessible via MBTA) to recruit and interview residents of Chelsea. Each interview lasts approximately 1 hour and covers topics including health status, social and life stressors, exposure to violence and neighborhood conditions, perceptions of the environment, use of green spaces, nutrition, etc. and is comprised of both open- and closed-ended questions. Recruitment is conducted going door-to-door. The STAR Research Assistant will be trained in human subjects protection (if not already), personal safety precautions, handling difficult situations in the field, and reporting abuse of a child, elder or disabled person. The student will work well in a team setting, be reliable and organized, and have a sense of humor. The position will pay $15 per hour and requires approximately 16.5 hours a week through the Spring semester. The Principal Investigator of the study is Prof. Madeleine Scammell. Those interested please send a resume and cover letter to Carolyn Weber (