The CFHI Virtual Global Health Practicum is a structured, supervised, and evaluated professional experience for Master’s and Professional level students to apply their relevant skills, knowledge and values in a real-world setting.
Students will work directly with a CFHI preceptor on all aspects of the practicum throughout the project lifecycle. They will serve as a mentor for high standards in professional and ethical behavior to enable a meaningful learning experience for the student for the entire duration of the project the student develops through the experience.
Using an Asset-Based Community Development approach, CFHI identifies appropriate projects for applicants based on the needs and interests of our global partners. All practicum projects are locally-led and build on existing strengths and resources, prioritizing sustainability and best practices for ethical engagement.
Based on student interest, the CFHI practicum coordinator will guide them.
More can be learned about each site upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
How does a practicum differ from other programs CFHI offers?
CFHI practicums are structured, supervised and evaluated professional experience during which the student is working on established deliverables that address at least three Global Health Competencies. Trainees will also develop project management tools and skills to ensure the completion of the project.
Will I know what I will be doing before I start the practicum?
Yes, you will receive a tailored practicum outline before your practicum begins. This outline is created for each student taking academic requirements, student interests and local realities into consideration.
How much in advance must I apply?
We recommend students apply 3 months before their start date at the latest. However, University time frame requirements must be taken into consideration.
Can I get credit for this program?
Yes, many participants do. To find out what is required at your school, talk to your advisor or global health faculty. CFHI assists with program enrollment, confirmation letters, evaluations, and other documentation you may need.
Are there scholarships available for virtual programs?
CFHI offers many scholarships for both place-based and virtual programs. Visit the scholarships page to find out more about requirements, deadlines, and more information on how to apply. New scholarships are posted every few months, so be sure to check the page frequently.
When is the program fee due?
The program fee is due 3 weeks before the start date of the program.
Can I get a certificate of completion once I finish the program?
Yes! All students who complete a CFHI virtual program may request a certificate of completion by emailing email@example.com.
Juliana is the Practicum Coordinator at CFHI. In this role, she meets individually with practicum-seekers and connects them to projects and preceptors for a strong practicum experience. Juliana studied medicine at the Universidad de Ciencias Médicas (UCIMED) in Costa Rica and currently teaches physiology at this institution. She is engaged in different public health projects and educational research, and speaks of social justice and Global Health related issues to anyone that gives her an opportunity. Her interests include Human Rights, social justice, health access in indigenous communities, history of medicine and education. She enjoys time with her family and pets at the park, reading, arts and crafts, gardening and getting to know different points of views.
The CFHI organization is great! I was able to work virtually with Team India. I enjoyed my experience by researching in 11 different countries about maternal and child health. The India Program Director and the team did a great job helping me throughout the ten weeks of the program. Even though it was virtual, I was able to learn about different countries public health systems. The experience was very rewarding. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with my classmates and recommending this program.
Email CFHI practicum coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your CV/resume
Arrange an interview
Create an account on www.cfhi.org and complete application
Wait for response from CFHI team.
Upon acceptance and payment of the deposit, project development will begin in collaboration with the preceptor.