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Virtual Global & Public Health Internship - India

The Virtual Global & Public Health Internship offers undergraduate, pre-health, and graduate-level participants the unique opportunity to learn foundational, industry-specific skills for careers in Global Health, Public Health, and related fields. Through virtual seminars and meetings, interns will explore public health issues in India, highlighting how communities address their most pressing health challenges including infectious diseases, sanitation and waste management, and access to safe drinking water. Interns will have the opportunity to network with healthcare providers and NGO professionals who are working to implement social reforms and improve public health outcomes in India. 

Program components:

  • Competency-informed readings and content 
  • Intercultural training through CFHI partner Aperian Global
  • Virtual sessions led by CFHI Global Partners, who are experts in local health systems and culture
  • Facilitated group reflection sessions 
  • Cultural learning/virtual immersion
  • Seminars on health topics
  • Depending on the location, this may include project-based work to deepen understanding of local health realities and support operations and objectives of the host organization/partners

The Virtual Global & Public Health Internship is an unpaid experience. Student fees will be used to compensate CFHI's Global Partners-- in line with our Fair Trade commitment.

CFHI offers options for students and faculty to fit your interests and schedule. Choose your program duration, or for a comparative experience, choose to participate in multiple programs. CFHI can also often accommodate alternate program dates upon request. For more information see our How to Apply page.

Duration

4 Weeks $975
Arrival Dates: 
Jul 06, 2020 Aug 03, 2020 Sep 07, 2020 Oct 05, 2020 Jan 04, 2021 Feb 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021 Apr 05, 2021 May 03, 2021 Jun 07, 2021 Jul 05, 2021 Aug 02, 2021 Sep 06, 2021 Oct 04, 2021 Nov 01, 2021 Jan 03, 2022 Feb 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022 Apr 04, 2022 May 02, 2022 Jun 06, 2022 Jul 04, 2022 Aug 01, 2022 Oct 03, 2022 Nov 07, 2022 

Hema Pandey- CFHI India Director: The role of the India Director is to coordinate and manage activities for all CFHI programs in India. Hema has been instrumental in establishing CFHI's growing presence in India, developing new program sites and researching CFHI's growth potential in-country. She has worked for CFHI since 2005. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Commerce from Kurukshetra University and a PG diploma Fashion Design from International Institute of Fashion Technology. Her professional interests include rural and urban healthcare, water and sanitation, gender, social development. She likes helping CFHI students achieve academic and personal goals and develop leadership skills during their time on program. In her free time she enjoys photography, travelling with family, volunteering, basketball, and cycling.

This internship includes live sessions and self-paced, individual work. Interns will engage in approximately 10 hours per week of live Zoom sessions, including meetings with partners in India, and interactive seminars and workshops to improve foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes in Global Health. Interns can also expect an additional 10-15 hours per week of self-paced trainings and project-based work. Below is a one-week sample schedule. Please note that your virtual internship may vary from this.

This program is ideal for undergraduates, pre-health students, graduate students, and non-students who have a demonstrated interest in Global Health, Public Health, and related fields. To confirm you are eligible, please read CFHI's general eligibility requirements


Language Required: English

Program components:

  • Competency-informed readings and content 
  • Intercultural training through CFHI partner Aperian Global
  • Virtual sessions led by CFHI Global Partners, who are experts in local health systems and culture
  • Facilitated group reflection sessions 
  • Project-based work to deepen understanding of local health realities and support operations and objectives of the host organization/partners
  • Cultural learning/virtual immersion
  • Seminars on health topics
  • Final presentation and report to synthesize learning

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global roadmap set forth by the United Nations General Assembly to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure the well-being of all individuals by the year 2030. This program highlights the following SDG's: