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Princeton offers internships spanning global health topics and contexts. Hands-on experience gives classroom work new dimension. It can inspire research, and perhaps future health careers.

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Most of the internships below are open to GHP- and non-GHP students alike, which makes it a great place to begin your internship search. Visit our Internship Resources & Funding page for additional sources of health-related internships (some of which may also fulfill the GHP summer research requirement).

GHP students: Internships on this list are pre-approved to fulfill the GHP research requirement when completed in the summer after junior year. You may not pre-fulfill the GHP research requirement during freshman or sophomore year–but you can get great experience through these internships at any time, even if you don't do them for GHP credit.

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Health Grand Challenge (HGC)

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Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) - India / Washington, DC. The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) produces independent, multidisciplinary research to advance the health and well being of human populations in the United States and around the world. See HGC internship webpage for details.

Center for Health Policy Studies, Zhejiang University School of Medicine - China. The Center for Health Policy Studies specializes in the following research areas: mental health, health determinants and outcomes assessment, health economics and policy, family medicine and community health services. See HGC internship webpage for details.  

Chronic Disease Research Institute, Zhejiang University School of Public Health - China. The Chronic Disease Research Institute (CDRI) at Zhejiang University School of Public Health is committed to conducting high-quality research on the prevention and treatment of obesity, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other related chronic diseases. See HGC internship webpage for details.

Emzingo Global Impact Fellowship in Global Health Lima, Peru and Johannesburg, South Africa. Emzingo's Global Impact Fellowship is a leadership and social impact program where students consult for nonprofits and social enterprises while undergoing an intensive leadership and personal development curriculum. See HGC internship webpage for details. 

Global Health Peru Program, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia - Lima, Peru. The Global Health Peru Program is a program offered by Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) School of Public Health and Administration, which educates, guides, and trains future researchers, teachers and leaders through innovation, collaboration and leadership. See HGC internship webpage for details. 

Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IERPE) - Cotonou, Benin. Interns will serve as research assistants (RAs) at the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IERPE) in Cotonou, Benin. See HGC internship webpage for details. 

International Care Ministries (ICM) - Philippines. International Care Ministries (ICM) has been serving the ultrapoor in the Philippines since 1992. In partnership with community leaders from thousands of slum communities, ICM delivers programs that transform the lives of more than 100,000 destitute people each year. See HGC internship webpage for details.

Lab of Translational Medicine, Zhejiang University School of Medicine - China. This lab conducts research on the molecular mechanism underlying stomach cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in China. See HGC internship webpage for details. 

Mpala Research Centre - Kenya. The Mpala Research Centre and Wildlife Foundation facilitates and exemplifies sustainable human-wildlife co-existence and the advancement of human livelihoods and quality of life. Interns at Mpala will work on research that relates to animal and human health. See HGC internship webpage for details. 

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit - Vietnam. The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) aims to have a positive and significant impact on global health and, in particular, the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. See HGC internship webpage for details.

PLAY SOCCER Nonprofit International - Trenton / South Africa. PLAY SOCCER Nonprofit International (PSNI) is recruiting student interns to help research and design an evaluative framework for its development-through-sport program. See HGC internship webpage for details.

Population Services International (PSI) - Benin. Population Services International (PSI) is an international NGO that works to improve the health of vulnerable populations through social marketing of family planning and health products thus engaging private sector resources and techniques. See HGC internship webpage for details.

State Key Lab of Infectious Diseases, 1st Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine - China. Zhejiang University School of Medicine’s 1st Affiliated Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in China, serving more than 100,000 inpatients and 3,500,000 outpatients annually. See HGC internship webpage for details. 

Telethon Kids Institute - Perth, Australia. Interns at Telethon Kids Institute - University of Western Australia Perth will assist with pragmatic intervention/clinical trials aimed at preventing and treating infectious diseases in children. See HGC internship webpage for details.

 

International Internship Program (IIP)

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A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) - Singapore. IMB is an institute in the biomedical sciences cluster of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR). See IIP website for details.

Asociación de Salud Integral (ASI)/Clínica Familiar Luis Angel Garcia (CFLAG) - Guatemala. ASI (Asociación de Salud Integral, Association for Comprehensive Health) is a non-governmental organization with 25 years of experience managing a variety of health programs. See IIP website for details.

CanSupport - India. CanSupport is a palliative care organization working since 1996 with cancer patients at different stages of cancer. See IIP website for details.

Fundación Salud por Derecho – Right to Health Foundation - Spain. Fundacion Salud por Derecho is a non-profit, independent foundation that uses a proactive approach to propose solutions and influence the design and implementation of public policies as they pertain to the right to public health and health care. See IIP website for details.

INSERM (l'Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale) - France. INSERM is the French national research institute in the hospital of Kremlin-Bicetre, one of the oldest hospitals in Paris. See IIP website for details.

Jabulani Rural Health Foundation / Zithulele Hospital - South Africa. The Jabulani Rural Health Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by four doctors. See IIP website for details.

The Lancet - England. The Lancet is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journals. See IIP website for details.  

MRC/ Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transition Research - South Africa. The MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit is based in the rural north east of South Africa and, together with Wits Rural Facility, is fast becoming a rural research knowledge hub. See IIP website for details.

Newcastle University, Institute of Neuroscience - England. The Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Newcastle works in the novel field of connectomics and authored the first review in this area (Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2004). See IIP website for details.  

Pasteur Institute, Department of Cell Biology and Infection - France. Since its creation in 1887, the Institut Pasteur has become famous throughout the world as a symbol of science and French culture. See IIP website for details.  

Philani Child Health & Nutrition Project - South Africa. Interns at Philani Maternal, Child Health, and Nutrition Project will work in Khayelitsha, an African township, 25 km from Cape Town city center. See IIP website for details.  

PRICELESS-SA (Priority Cost-Effective Lessons for Systems Strengthening-South Africa) - South Africa. PRICELESS-SA is a country-based initiative based at the Wits School of Public Health. See IIP website for details.  

Semmelweis University Medical School - Hungary. Founded in 1769 as the Medical Faculty of what was then the University of Nagyszombat, Semmelweis University is the oldest medical school in Hungary. See IIP website for details.  

UNESCO Bangkok/HIV Prevention and Health Promotion (HP2) - Thailand. UNESCO Bangkok is the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and home to the Health Promotion and HIV Prevention Unit. See IIP website for details. 

University of Oxford, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine - England. The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) at the University of Oxford is one of the world’s premier institutes where basic research in cell and molecular biology is applied to the improvement of human health. See IIP website for details. 

University of Queensland, Institute of Molecular Bioscience (IMB) - Australia. The Institute for Molecular Bioscience's mission is to decipher the information contained in the genes, proteins, and molecules of humans, animals, and plants. See IIP website for details. 

Viva Rio - Brazil. Established in 1993, Viva Rio aims to foster a culture of peace and social inclusion through a commitment to research, field work, and the formulation of public policies. See IIP website for details.

 

Princeton Internships in Civil Service (PICS)

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Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) - Washington, DC. The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is a national trade association representing 60 nonprofit safety net health plans in 24 states. See PICS internship database for details.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) - Washington, DC. The AAMC represents all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 68 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. See PICS internship database for details.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program - Boston, MA. Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) is committed to a singular, powerful mission—to provide and assure access to the highest quality health care for Boston’s homeless men, women and children. See PICS internship database for details. 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was founded in 1855 as the first hospital dedicated to the care of children in the United States. See PICS internship database for details.  

Children’s National Health System - Clinical positions - Washington, DC. Children's National is the only integrated nonprofit pediatric healthcare provider in the metro Washington, DC region. See PICS internship database for details. 

Hôpital d’enfants de la Timone - France. A national and public university hospital, the children’s hospital of “la Timone” has 280 beds including all the facilities as well in medical pediatric specialties and surgical one (E&T, orthopedics, visceral and thoracic surgery, urology, neurology, plastic surgery, cardiac surgery);and a Maternity type III (means the best one for delicate pregnancy). See PICS internship database for details. 

Hudson River Healthcare - Tarrytown, NY. Hudson River Healthcare is a not-for-profit federally qualified health center. See PICS internship database for details.

MedStar Health - Washington, DC. MedStar Health is a $4.5 billion not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - New York, NY. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world's oldest and largest private cancer center, has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. See PICS internship database for details. 

Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics - Bronx, NY. The Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics coordinates bioethics practice and education for Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System. See PICS internship database for details.  

Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care - Bronx, NY. Montefiore Medical Center serves 1.5 million residents of the Bronx and Westchester counties.  See PICS internship database for details.

Montefiore Health Systems - Bronx, NY. Montefiore Medical Center (MMC) is a fully-accredited, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in the Bronx, New York. See PICS internship database for details. 

National Children's Research Centre - Ireland. The National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital has been at the heart of paediatric research in Ireland since 1965. See PICS internship database for details. 

National Institutes of Health - Bethesda, MD. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are the arm of the federal government devoted to improving the national and international health through scientific discovery. See PICS internship database for details. 

New York-Presbyterian Hospital - New York, NY. New York-Presbyterian Hospital is the academic teaching hospital for Columbia Medical School and Weill Cornell Medical College; it is the #7 hospital in the US, the #1 Hospital in NYC and in NY state. See PICS internship database for details.

Santa Monica Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group - Santa Monica, CA. SMOG (Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group) is a private orthopaedic clinic composed of 11 orthopedic surgeons and a physiatrist. See PICS internship database for details.  

Seattle Children's Hospital - Seattle, WA. Seattle Children’s is the pediatric and adolescent referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. See PICS internship database for details. 

Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia, PA. As one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the nation, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson U. has emphasized the attainment of clinical excellence in its educational programs. See PICS internship database for details. 

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX. The story of UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of commitment to excellence, dedication to discovery, and service to the community. See PICS internship database for details.

University of Virginia School of Medicine - Charlottesville, Virginia. Ongoing research is centered on outcomes of the surgical treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases. See PICS internship database for details.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute - Roanoke, VA. In 2007 Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic worked together to create a unique public-private partnership in the form of a new medical school and research institute, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. See PICS internship database for details.

Wake Forest School of Medicine - Winston-Salem, NC. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, NC. See PICS internship database for details. 

 

Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI) Derian Internships

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Hyacinth AIDS Foundation - New Brunswick, NJ. Founded in 1985, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation is New Jersey's first and largest AIDS service organization. See CBLI website for details.

Trenton Health Team - Trenton, NJ. Interns will assist with measurement and data collection for a project funded by Novo Nordisk, targeting school age children to reduce obesity and the early onset of type 2 diabetes through healthy lifestyle interventions. See CBLI website for details.

 

Princeton in Asia (PiA)

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Population Services International (PSI) - Cambodia / Laos / Thailand. Population Services International (PSI) is an international NGO that works to improve the health of vulnerable populations through social marketing of family planning and health products thus engaging private sector resources and techniques. See PiA website for details.

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