Summer Research Internships

The links listed below have either a specific focus on global health research or contain global health-related internships within their databases. The “Featured Summer Programs” are summer research experiences for students where the Allegheny GHS program has a specific relationship or in which previous Allegheny students have participated.


Allegheny College-Funded Global Health Research

The Allegheny College Global Health Studies program is able to provide funding for student research internships, both on- and off-campus, during the summer of 2016. Summer research internships are funded by a grant to Allegheny College from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  Current Allegheny students chosen to receive this funding will be selected based on their qualifications, letters of support, potential for personal and professional development, and the significance of the proposed project to global health. Applications are due Tuesday, March 28th, 2017.

GHS Summer Research Announcement 2017
Application for off-campus GHS projects – Summer 2017
Application for on-campus GHS projects – Summer 2017 (Provost Office form)

Link to Summer Research Final Report form


Featured Summer Internship Programs

CDC Student Opportunities in Public Health
Costa Rica – Osa Conservation (Environmental Health)
Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement in Mysore, India (Public Health)
New York City Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene (Public Health Internship Program)


Summer Internships at Specific Universities or Locations

Columbia University (Summer Public Health Scholars Program)
Emory University (Undergraduate Research Experience)
Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living
New York City Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene (Public Health Internship Program)
Project ONE – Red  (Summer Internships in Washington DC)
University of California – Berkeley (Internships in Environmental Health)
Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine (Summer Research Program Opportunities)


Summer Internships at many Locations

American Society for Microbiology (Undergraduate Research Fellowship)
Center for Disease Control (Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health)
Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service (Environmental and Global Health)
Department of State (Summer Internship Program)
Global Health Corps (for graduating seniors only)
Health Career Connections (Summer internships in public health and healthcare)
Internships at US Federal Agencies (many different federal agencies)
Kennedy Krieger Institute (Maternal and Child Health Internships)
Kennedy Krieger Institute (Emerging Infectious Disease Fellowship Program)
Kennedy Krieger Institute (Public Health Leadership and Learning Program)
National Institutes of Health (Summer Internship Program)
National Science Foundation (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)
NASA Summer Undergraduate Internships (many internships related to human health)
Occupational Health Internship Program (many different locations)


Specific for Underrepresented Minority Students

Center for Disease Control (Offers a number of different programs)
Johns Hopkins University (Diversity Summer Internship Program  – Public Health)
Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training
Morehouse College (Public Health)
University of Arizona (Undergraduate Research – Minority Health Disparities)
University of Michigan School of Public Health  (Future Public Health Leaders Program)
University of Nebraska at Lincoln  (REU: Minority Health Disparities)


Volunteer Abroad Experience

Unite for Sight (short-term volunteer experiences)