Volunteer Opportunities

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Consortium of Universities for Global Health
CUGH is a consortium of faculty and health care educators dedicated to global health education in North American health professions schools and residency programs. Go to “Resources” for study abroad information.

Volunteer/Field Opportunities

Action Without Borders
Large database offers many volunteer/internship listings (not all medical, varying lengths). Can search for sites in numerous ways. idealist.org

Africare 
africare.org

American Academy of Pediatrics-international opportunities 
aap.org/sections/ich/

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
acog.org

American Medical Association 
ama-assn.org/

American Medical Student Association Global Health Action Committee 
amsa.org/global/ih/ihopps.cfm

Andean Health and Development 
andeanhealth.homestead.com/Home2.html

Behrhorst Partners for Development (site in Guatemala)
behrhorst.org

Benfra Clinical Internships
benfra.co.ke

Care Corps
care.org/carecorps

Catholic Relief Services (for students)
http://crs.org/

CDC (Center for Disease Control)
cdcfoundation.org/

Child Family Health International-GH electives
cfhi.org

Christian Connections for International Health
ccih.org

CIDRZ Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia
http://www.cidrz.org/

Cross Cultural Solutions
crossculturalsolutions.org

Doctors for Global Health
dghonline.org

FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International)
http://www.fhi360.org/

Foundation for Integrated Ed. and Dev. (site in Ecuador)
funedesin.org

Global Medicine Network
http://www.globalmedicine.org/GMN/index.asp

Global Service Corps
http://www.globalservicecorps.org/

Global Volunteers
Apply academic training, creativity and compassion to meaningful, short-term (1-3 weeks) student volunteer programs in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America, or the South Pacific.
www.globalvolunteers.org

Health Volunteers Overseas
hvousa.org

Hillside Health Care Center-Belize
hillsidebelize.net

Himalayan Health Exchange
himalayanhealth.com/index.shtml

InterAction
interaction.org

Interhealth South America
Study and Service Program in Ecuador for Medical Students and Residents
InterhealthSouthAmerica.net

International Emergency Medicine Rotations Database
http://www.emra.org/students/advising/_to_sort/international-rotations-for-the-medical-student/

International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations
Offers 4-week exchange clerkships for med students who are members of IFMSA-USA.
ifmsa.org

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
ifrc.org

International Health Central American Institute
ihcai.org

International Healthcare Opportunities Clearinghouse
library.umassmed.edu/ihoc

International Jobs Center
internationaljobs.org

International Medical Corps
internationalmedicalcorps.org

International Medical Volunteers Association
imva.org

International Red Cross
icrc.ch

Global Impact Service Agencies
charity.org

International Service Learning
islonline.org

MAP International
map.org

Mayan Medical Aid
mayanmedicalaid.org/global_health_ed.htm

University of Minnesota
An intensive training course co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at physicians and other health care providers working in immigrant health, travelers’ health, and tropical and global health.
globalhealth.umn.edu

NIH’s Fogarty International Center
fic.nih.gov/Pages/Default.aspx

OmniMed
omnimed.org/

Operation Crossroads Africa
operationcrossroadsafrica.org

PAHO The Pan American Health Organization internship opportunities
paho.org/English/AM/HRM/RE/HRM-internship.htm

Partners in Health
pih.org

Peace Corps
peacecorps.gov

Postgraduate Training Programmes in IH
healthtraining.org

Project Hope
projecthope.org

PublicHealthJobs.net
publichealthjobs.net

Public Health Employment Connection-Emory School of Public Health
cfusion.sph.emory.edu/PHEC/phec.cfm

Public Health Jobs Worldwide
jobspublichealth.com

Student University Network for Social and International Health
sunsih.ca

Tulane School of Public Health Website-Career Services Center Resources
tulane.edu/publichealth/students/career_services.cfm

Unite for Sight
High Impact Volunteer Abroad Opportunities
Recruiting and Training The Next Generation of Leaders in Global Health
uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

United Nations internships
At headquarters in N.Y. Also links to info on internships available throughout U.N. systems & other inter-national organizations.
un.org/Depts/OHRM/sds/internsh/index.htm

United Nations online volunteers
onlinevolunteering.org

United Nations Volunteer Program
Links to World Volunteer Web which offers many more resources. Can search by country.
unv.org

US Pharmacopeia Summer Internship Program
usp.org/aboutUSP/careers/internship.html

Village Health Project
villagehealthproject.org

Volunteer Abroad
Database for site searching, also offers other travel info including language schools in many countries.
volunteerabroad.com

WHO’s Health Leadership Service
who.int/health_leadership/en/

WHO Internships
“The World Health Organization offers internship opportunities for graduate or post-graduate university students, generally in health-related programmes.”
who.int/employment/internship/en

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