What are the internship program dates?
Monday, June 9, through Friday, August 1, 2014. Interns must be available for the duration of the program.
Is the internship paid?
We offer a $2,000 stipend for the six-week program, in which interns work 24 hours a week. We do not provide housing. We encourage applicants to look for funding opportunities from academic or community institutions with which they’re involved.
Is there an age limit?
The program targets undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals interested in global health and social justice, though previous interns have included college sophomores and senior professionals. Everyone is welcome to apply. We also encourage you to re-apply in the future if you're not accepted this year.
Are there semester or year-long internship opportunities?
PIH does not offer formal internship programs in the fall or spring. All volunteer, internship, and employment opportunities we currently offer—domestic and international—are posted here.
Are there site-based internships?
We have limited volunteer opportunities at our sites, as we’re dedicated to hiring and training local medical professionals and support staff in the field. When we do have those opportunities, they’re posted here.
How do I apply?
Please complete our online application form.
When is the application deadline?
Friday, February 14, at midnight EST.
When are applicants notified?
By Friday, April 4, 2014. We’re not able to respond to any inquiries until that time.
Do I need a letter of recommendation?
We request contact information for two references as part of the review process. We don’t require recommendation letters.
What are other ways to get involved?
- Stay up to date on our work by reading the stories on our website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
- Sign up to receive information about PIH | Engage, a network of volunteer grassroots community organizing teams across the U.S.
- Attend PIH-related events in your area.
- Join a fantastic student-driven global health organization, such as GlobeMed or FACE AIDS, on your campus.
- Some of these organizations also have internships and often partner with PIH:
Equal Justice Initiative
Health GAP (Global Access Project)
Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti
Jubilee USA Network
Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)
Student Global AIDS Campaign
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
Thanks for your interest! Together, we can continue to ignite a powerful, collective movement for health as a human right.