Global Health Internship: Comprehensive Guide

Global Health is dedicated to promote the well-being and education of local, state, national and global citizens.

Background of Global Health 

The Global Health program is part of the Center for Professional Development, Public Health Systems, and Partnership, which is part of APHA’s Health Policy and Practice Division. 

About Global Health Internship

This internship program is specifically tailored to the intern’s needs and interests. 

During the internship, the student will have a better understanding of the important themes and players in international health and development. While there are no vacation chances, there are several networking opportunities.

The intern will work with the Global Health Manager at APHA’s Center for Professional Development, Public Health Systems, and Partnerships’ global health unit.

Essential Duties for interns 

In general, the intern’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Contributes global health news and stories to the American Public Health Association’s global health webpage, the Inside Public Health newsletter, the Public Health Newswire blog, and the Nation’s Health newspaper.
  • Updates and contributes content to the APHA website’s Global Health page.
  • Contributes to the growth of APHA’s global health relationships.
  • Tracking and updating Global health sessions/events during the APHA Annual Meeting.
  • Aids in funding research and the development of APHA’s professional development/training programs.
  • Brown bag seminars on global health issues are being planned.
  • International health specialists are invited to attend.
  • Attends significant global health conferences and seminars in Washington, D.C., when APHA representation may be advantageous.
  • Regularly communicates with APHA members and other partners in the global health community
  • As needed, provides help to the Center’s other units.


You are eligible for this internship, if you have the following

  • Undergraduate and graduate students in public health (preferred). At least one year of job experience and an interest in global health issues are required..
  • Excellent oral and writing communication skills, as well as the ability to write, edit, and proofread written content, are required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer technologies (e.g., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Email, Internet.
  • Although not needed, fluency in Spanish (both verbal and written communications) is preferred. 
  • Having a track record of completing assignments with minimum supervision and working effectively under pressure. 
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize several projects at the same time; exhibits a positive, results-oriented attitude toward work; self-motivated>

Internships in Global Health are part of the University’s commitment to Learning and Education in Service.

CSN Team

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