Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a federal agency that conducts and supports health promotion, prevention, and preparedness activities in the United States, with the goal of improving overall public health.

This internship is within the Climate and Health Program and will provide students with a national view of health and healthcare systems, allowing them to better understand how interactions between physicians and their patients can impact health on a national scale.  Students will have an opportunity to work with experts, researchers, and policy makers at the CDC and make connections that will benefit in their future careers in medicine or health care.

Learn about the most recent Distinguished Global Health Intern’s experience at CDC.

U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)

Located in Washington D.C., The U.S. Global Research Program was established by Presidential Initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to “assist the nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.”

During this internship, students will learn about the intersection of health and climate change and will have the opportunity to interact and work with policy academics from such organizations as MIT, NASA, and Microsoft.

Learn about the most recent Distinguished Global Health Intern’s experience at USGCRP.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

The Pan American Health Organization is a regional office of the World Health Organization in Washington DC. PAHO is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards in the countries of the Americas.

PAHO’s role is to serve as a voluntary consultancy for member states’ national and local departments of health. This work occurs in two ways: countries contact PAHO for expert advice and technical assistance on tackling emergent problems in their country, and then 5-year guiding workplans are developed by PAHO departments, based on documents signed and ratified by member states’ representatives.

This internship is within the Healthy Life Course Unit of PAHO.

High Intermediate to Advanced Spanish Proficiency required is required for this internship. This role requires daily communication in Spanish (both written and verbal) about health-related topics and workplace scenarios. If selected, Global Health will verify an applicant’s Spanish ability. This internship is 8 weeks.

Learn about the most recent Distinguished Global Health Intern’s experience at PAHO.

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