Supporting Global Health Careers
The Center for Global Health distributes a weekly bulletin full of current information about global health.
We distill events, events (local and international), and funding, educational, internship, fellowship, and job opportunities into one concise email each week. Sign up here!
Buzzing with global health practitioners, the world simultaneously does not have enough to meet the need and yet has too many too fit all their work into one weekly email bulletin. Thus, be sure to investiage other organizations and centers for more information about global health, and job, fellowship, internship, and volunteer opportunities:
Africare is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues by working in partnership with African people to build sustainable, healthy and productive communities.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Section on International Child Health
The mission of the Section on International Child Health (SOICH) is to promote and lead efforts to help children throughout the world attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being. The Section will prepare and empower its members to make meaningful contributions to global child health through high quality education and training, effective partnerships and collaborations, and staunch advocacy for the world's children.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Improving the health of the nation is at the core of the AMA's work to enhance the delivery of care and enable physicians and health teams to partner with patients to achieve better health for all.
American Medical Student Association Global Health Action Committee
Economic disparities lie at the root of health problems the world over. The staggering poverty that sabotages the households of billions of our fellow humans must be a focus of our advocacy. Including issues like debt relief in our efforts will help to provide our work some measure of sustainability.
Andean Health & Development (AHD) is fundamentally changing rural health care in Ecuador by providing sustainable, quality medical care today and by training the rural health care leaders of tomorrow.
ALDEA (formerly Behrhorst Partners for Development)
We organize our work around one overarching objective: to reduce chronic childhood malnutrition in Mayan communities. The cornerstone of our programs is empowerment. We develop the leadership and problem-solving skills of women, men, and youth to address both the dietary and environmental root causes of childhood malnutrition.
Benfra is a locally based organization which focuses on community education in order to provide up-to-date public awareness on health related issues and concerns. in addition, we offer internships to medical and other health care students at various institutions in order to provide them with excellent career related experiences within their selected fields.
Center for AIDS Research, Johns Hopkins University
CFAR specifically aims to develop a new generation of HIV/AIDS researchers and recruit under-represented minorities into the HIV/AIDS field, to recruit new investigators from relevant disciplines into HIV/AIDS research to address the growing need for knowledge in emerging areas that affect the AIDS epidemic, to enhance the productivity by promoting transdisciplinary innovation, integration and collaboration, and to mobilize the capabilities and capacity of Johns Hopkins University to combat the HIV epidemic in Baltimore through training, outreach and community-based intervention studies.
Center for Clinical Global Health Education, Johns Hopkins
CCGHE's mission is to train, support, and empower health care providers and health researchers in resource-limited communities and to demonstrate improved health outcomes in the communities served by our team and trainees
Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design, Johns Hopkins University
Our team at the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) is devoted to two things: education + innovation, both in the service of human health.
Center for Disease Control Foundation
Established by Congress as an independent, nonprofit organization, the CDC Foundation connects the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with private-sector organizations and individuals to build public health programs that make our world healthier and safer. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has provided $450 million to support CDC's work, launched more than 750 programs around the world and built a network of individuals and organizations committed to supporting CDC and public health.
Center for Tuberculosis Research, Johns Hopkins University
Contributing to global tuberculosis control through innovative research and training: from bench to bedside and beyond.
Child Family Health International-GH electives
Child Family Health International (CFHI) provides community-based Global Health Education Programs for health science students and institutions. Our unique model fosters reciprocal partnerships and empowerment in local communities, transforming perspectives about self, healing and global citizenship.
CIDRZ Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia
CIDRZ has been an active partner of the Zambian Ministry of Health since inception and today our healthcare service programmes support more than 330 Government of the Republic of Zambia clinics located in all ten provinces. CIDRZ staff have played an instrumental role in the introduction and scale-up of Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) and adult and paediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART); integration of ART services into TB, Outpatient and Antenatal Clinics; introduction and expansion of innovative “See and Treat” diagnosis and treatment for cancer of the cervix; and scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision services.
Our Mission is to operate volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding. We are an international nonprofit organization with no political or religious affiliations.
To improve health and foster other human rights with those most in need by accompanying communities, while educating and inspiring others to action.
FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International)
FHI 360 envisions a world in which all individuals and communities have the opportunity to reach their highest potential. The mission is to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally drive solutions for human development.
FUNEDESIN Foundation for Integrated Education and Development
At FUNEDESIN, our mission is to find sustainable solutions in the struggle between the ideals of rainforest preservation and the realities of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin. We work with local communities to improve their education, to develop community-based medical care, and to set up environmentally sustainable micro-enterprises. All of our projects respond to the specific needs of individual communities but share the common aim of generating sustainable sources of income while protecting the rainforest and teaching local inhabitants how to be stewards of their resources.
Global Impact builds partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people.
By joining the Global Medicine Network you can find others with whom to exchange ideas, supplies, information, and equipment. As a member of the network you can also post notices about upcoming events like courses, lectures or meetings related to international health and tropical medicine.
The Global Service Corps mission is to design and implement volunteer service-learning and community development programs that benefit the volunteer participants and positively impact the communities they serve.
Our methods of volunteer engagement and program management set the standard for appropriate community service. We take acomprehensive, integrated approach to community development to catalyze sustained partnerships directed by local leaders, targeting at-risk children. Each program is evaluated frequently, and maintained over the long term.
Health Volunteers Overseas is dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care through the education, training and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries.
Hillside Health Care Center-Belize
Hillside provides free medical care to the people of southern Belize both in our main clinic in Eldridgeville (6 miles outside of Punta Gorda) as well as by a daily mobile clinic that travels to villages that have limited access to transportation and medical care.
Himalayan Health Exchange's expeditions combine service, education and adventure to provide care to the underserved populations in select, remote areas of Indo-Tibetan Borderlands. Each trip combines service and adventure, with team members providing care while also experiencing the land, its natural environment, people and culture.
Idealist: Action Without Borders
Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration. With more than 100,000 organizations and 1.4 million monthly visitors to our English, Spanish (idealistas.org), and French (idealiste.org) sites, Idealist helps people move from intention to action all over the world.
InterAction serves as a convener, thought leader and voice of our community. Because we want real, long-term change, we work smarter: We mobilize our members to think and act collectively, because we know more is possible that way. We also know that how we get there matters. So we set high standards. We insist on respecting human dignity. We work in partnerships.
Interhealth South America; Study and Service Program in Ecuador for Medical Students and Residents
Interhealth South America has been coordinating study and service programs in Ecuador for North American health professions students and resident physicians since 1999.
International Emergency Medicine Rotations Database
Even for the student who plans for a future career entirely within the US, recognizing and learning to deal with cultural barriers can be very helpful. By rotating outside of the US, medical students are guaranteed to see a health system that spends less per capita than the American system. In 24 other developed countries, students can see systems that spend less and have better health outcomes than in the US.
International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations
IFMSA unites medical students worldwide to lead initiatives that impact positively the communities we serve. IFMSA represents the opinions and ideas of future health professionals in the field of global health, and works in collaboration with external partners. IFMSA builds capacity through training, project and exchanges opportunities, while embracing cultural diversity so as to shape a sustainable and healthy future.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
To inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.
International Health Central American Institute
We generate new, and harness existing, knowledge to address the complex and difficult challenges of health care and access to health information by professionals and health consumers. We focus on reducing the disproportionate burden disease of poor people. Our major areas of work are research skill development, critical appraisal, analysis and translation of scientific knowledge into professional health care practice and community use.
International Healthcare Opportunities Clearinghouse
The International Healthcare Opportunities Clearinghouse (IHOC) web site is designed for health-care professionals and students who are interested in volunteer work with underserved communities at home or abroad.
Our goal is to make it easy for international professionals to keep abreast of all current job opportunities in their field. We collect information on current international job openings with governments, government contractors, United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, private voluntary organizations working overseas, corporations involved in international trade and finance, engineering firms, associations, foundations, student exchange organizations, universities, and state governments.
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
International Medical Volunteers Association
The International Medical Volunteers Association (IMVA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes, facilitates, and supports voluntary medical activity through education and information exchange.
International Service Learning
Our mission is to support cultural awareness, service-based learning and sustainable development projects through experiential and responsible volunteer travel programs that inspire local and global service.
Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University
Jhpiego’s dedicated teams of technical experts—in the areas of global learning; family planning/reproductive health/cervical cancer; maternal, newborn and child health; monitoring, evaluation and research; health systems strengthening; HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases; publications; and knowledge management—are renewing their efforts to pursue and disseminate practical, low-cost innovations that can make significant contributions to the health of women and their families.
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
We design communication solutions that solve public health problems. Our core strengths include: social and behavior change communication – to influence social norms and individual health behaviors; knowledge management – to put correct, concise and timely information into the hands of health providers; capacity strengthening – of communication professionals at all levels, in all types of organizations; and research and Evaluation – to build the evidence base for our work and our field.
To educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
It is the mission of Mayan Medical Aid to break this cycle of poverty and malnutrition, while maintaining the important cultural traditions of the Maya. By providing adequate nutrition, primary health care, and sanitation, our organization will intervene to disrupt the centuries-old pain and suffering the Mayan people continue to endure on a daily basis.
NIH’s Fogarty International Center
The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to advancing the mission of theNational Institutes of Health (NIH) by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs.
Since 1998, Omni Med has worked to inspire many within the medical profession to make such ideals become a reality; specifically, by placing providers in developing countries directly through our varied programs, and by inspiring and encouraging many more. Ultimately, we aim to make this most urgent work a part of the very fabric of health professionals’ lives everywhere.
PAHO: The Pan American Health Organization
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), founded in 1902, is the world’s oldest international public health agency. It provides technical cooperation and mobilizes partnerships to improve health and quality of life in the countries of the Americas.
Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. 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.
To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals: to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, to help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served, to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
Delivering health education, medicines, supplies and volunteers where needed.
Public health careers offer something for everyone.Epidemiology and biostatistics involve mathematics and modeling. Environmental health includes a wide range of science skills. Health administration and community health sciences are careers which involve being with people.
Public Health Employment Connection-Emory School of Public Health
The mission of the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) of Emory University is to demonstrate excellence in the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge as it trains and supports future leaders in health promotion and disease prevention through organized community efforts around the world.
Tulane School of Public Health Website-Career Services Center Resources
The mission of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is to advance public health knowledge, promote health, and well being, and prevent disease, disability, and premature mortality. This is accomplished through academic excellence in education of public health professionals, rigorous scientific research of public health problems, creative partnerships to advance the practice of public health, and innovative service to the local, national, and international public health community.
We scale our overall impact on global health delivery by developing and nurturing the next generation of global health leaders. Our Global Impact Fellows are immersed in effective global health programs. Their extensive pre-departure training accelerates their impact, engagement, and competency when they are abroad. They learn first-hand about best practices in public health, international development, cultural competency, and cross-cultural communication.
We work hand in hand with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and other UN agencies to develop and expand major initiatives to help families survive and thrive. In support of world-renowned international health partnerships, we have mobilized hundreds of millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of people, brought new private-sector partners into the field, helped strengthen the capacity of UN health agencies working with national governments and provided program expertise to help save lives around the world.
The UNV Online Volunteering service connects volunteers with organizations working for sustainable human development. Volunteers contribute their skills online to help organizations address development challenges. Organizations collaborate with online volunteers over the Internet to strengthen the impact of their development work.
The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) offers paid summer internships to students of chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, and related disciplines. Graduate students with a business or non-profit management focus will be considered for the Member and Professional Relations internship.
Scaling up educational programmes to produce multi-disciplinary service delivery teams - which include a carefully balanced mix of clinicians, community health workers and health managers - is clearly urgent and essential.
The World Health Organization (WHO) as the leader in global public health issues is committed to building future leaders in public health. WHO's Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO.
**This list is not all-inclusive. If your organization offers opportunities in global health, please contact Lillian James | firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be added to our evolving list.