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NURU International - Summer Consultants

Deadline to apply: Until Filled

Job Title: Income Generating Activities (IGA) Consultant

Job Description
The IGA Consultant is an 8-week summer internship position in Kenya working with Nuru International, and reports directly to the IGA Program Manager. The internship will take place during the months of July and August; flights and accommodation will be provided. There are 3 consultant positions available, with
each focused on one specific business unit: (a) maize trading, (b) maize storage, or (c) maize milling. When applying, please indicate which business unit you are interested in.

For more information about Nuru International, please visit

Business Units
(a) Maize Trading: This is an agricultural commodity trading business in which maize is bought from local farmers and sold to other traders or millers.
(b) Maize Storage: This is an agricultural service business in which farmers pay a fee to store their maize for a limited period of time.
(c) Maize Milling: This is a food manufacturing business in which maize is milled into flour for sale to local distributors and retailers.

Specific Responsibilities Include
• Develop a comprehensive business plan by the end of the internship period.
• Conduct market research.
• Collect and analyze financial and other quantitative data.
• Carry out interviews and meetings with government officials, trade professionals, and customers.
• Submit regular progress reports.

Required Skills and Attributes
• Must have an MBA or currently be an MBA candidate.
• Must be able to live and work in a developing country.
• Must be able to work independently.
• Must have good Excel and financial modeling skills.
• Must be able to conduct field-based research and analyze data.
• Must be responsible, dependable, and results-oriented.

Desired Skills
• Previous experience running a business, starting up a business, developing a detailed business
plan, working with agricultural commodities, or food manufacturing will be advantageous.
• Previous experience living and working in Kenya will be valuable.
• Previous consulting experience in either the private or social sector will be advantageous.

Scope of Work
For each consultant position, in addition to the responsibilities listed above, the scope of work is as follows:

Maize Trade
• Analyze the current business model and propose changes that will improve it.
• Work with the current Agribusiness team to achieve the above objective.
• Develop contacts with potential brokers and customers, including the World Food Program.
• Conduct thorough research of competitive landscape for this business.
• Produce comprehensive business plan to support the launch of the business.
• Travel throughout Kenya using public means will be required.

Maize Storage
• Analyze the market potential for this business and make a recommendation.
• Conduct research with farmers and become knowledgeable about maize storage technologies and practices.
• Provide a detailed report on how to set up and operate this business.
• Conduct thorough research of competitive landscape for this business.
• Produce comprehensive business plan to support the launch of the business.
• Travel throughout Kenya using public means will be required.

Maize Milling
• Analyze the market potential for this business and make a recommendation.
• Conduct research with retailers and become knowledgeable about maize flour production and consumer habits.
• Provide a detailed report on how to set up and operate this business.
• Conduct thorough research of competitive landscape for this business.
• Produce comprehensive business plan to support the launch of the business.
• Travel throughout Kenya using public means will be required.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume/CV and cover letter to Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and include how you heard about this opportunity.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VillageTech Solutions - Summer Volunteers

Deadline to apply: Until Filled

VillageTech Solutions is a California-based non-profit which develops technology aimed at various problems of the developing world. Recently, much of their work has taken place in Nepal.

Currently, VillageTech Solutions is working on a novel AV system, dubbed VTShiksha (shiksha = 'education' in Hindi,) which they believe can have a significant impact on education in many parts of the world. They are organizing a 'base camp' for a team of volunteers this summer here in Menlo Park, and recruiting for four positions. VillageTech Solutions welcomes skilled and motivated Stanford students or graduate to apply.

To learn more, visit the organization's website here, or email David Sowerwine, Stanford '61, '72.

Raxa, India - Summer Interns

Deadline to apply: Until filled

Raxa is an organization that puts together electronic medical records for Indian public health organizations, and it was recently selected for the Google Summer of Code 2012! They also have standard internship spots available for applicants who arent selected for Google Summer of Code slots- Raxa would prefer for these interns to come work in New Delhi for the summer, but it would not be required.

If interested in learning more about either of these opportunities, please contact

Surajit Nundy (, Daniel Pepper (, or Nathan Leiby (

DaVita Redwoods - Summer Associates and Residents

Deadline to apply: Until filled

DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services.

The DaVita Redwoods team has added additional positions to both the Summer Associate and full-time Resident programs for specific candidates in the clinical, IT, and international realms.

Broken down below are the characteristics of the candidates they are looking for in these areas.


·         3-5 years of experience in a clinical setting and looking to go into leadership/management

·         Can be either MD or RN

·         Does not necessarily have to be MBA, but must be a graduate degree (MPH, MHA, MSN)


·         3-5 years of experience in product development or product design

·         Does not necessarily have to be MBA, but must be a graduate degree (Masters in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, etc.)


·         Willing to do some training in the US but definitely wanting a long term career path in Asia or Europe

·         Must be able to speak Mandarin for Asia

·         Must be able to speak German, French, Spanish or another European language for Europe

If interested, please submit a resume to Kelly Raulino at

Embrace - Summer MBA Interns

Deadline to apply: Until filled

Embrace is an exciting social enterprise seeking MBA summer interns who are looking for a challenging and invigorating experience.  Embrace aims to help the millions of vulnerable babies born every year in developing countries through an award winning, affordable infant warmer. Unlike traditional incubators that cost up to $20,000, the Embrace infant warmer costs close to 1% of this price.  The device works without a constant supply of electricity, has no moving parts, is portable and is safe and intuitive to use. You can find out more at  or  

Embrace has received international recognition, including being featured in the Forbes Impact 30, a recent mention by Hillary Clinton , recognition by the World Health Organization as one of the "Top Innovations in Global Health" in 2010, and the Bio Excellence Award for "The Emerging Company of the Year 2012" conferred by the Government of Karnataka, India. We were also featured in TIME magazine, Fortune Magazine, National Geographic and numerous other publications.

We are currently seeking summer interns for a 10-12 week period (in India), in the following areas:

Please view details for the Marketing and Business Development position here.

Please view the details for the other positions here.

Email Esha Tiwary at if you have questions.

Oculeve, Inc. - Mechatronics Intern

Deadline to apply: Until filled

Oculeve, Inc is a Stanford Biodesign startup looking to bring on a mechatronics intern to help design and build a novel medical device for treating dry eye disease.

Oculeve is developing a device-based treatment for dry eye disease, a debilitating condition that affects more than 20 million Americans. The current leading treatment is a pharmaceutical product that only marginally increases tear production after 6 months of use, but represents a $1B market. Oculeve’s solution includes a simple out-patient office procedure that will eliminate the effects of dry eye disease and vastly improve quality of life for millions of people worldwide.

Oculeve is looking for a passionate and motivated team member with basic knowledge of electrical systems & equipment and experience programming a PIC microcontroller. Specific tasks may include: designing a prototype electrical device using PIC microcontroller, testing the device and building test fixtures, and working with manufacturers to deliver parts.

Start date, end date, and hours are flexible. The position can begin ASAP, lasting through the end of the summer and has the potential to lead to full-time employment with the company as well. Candidates must be able to put in a minimum of about 8 hours/week (preferably one full day/week); the position can be full-time as well, so graduating students or recent grads are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send resumes and questions to

VisionSpring - Global Partnerships Associate

Deadlne to apply: Until filled

VisionSpring’s mission is to ensure that everyone in the developing world has access to eyeglasses.  For  many  in  the  developing  world,  the  lack  of  access  to  affordable  eyeglasses  results  in  the unnecessary loss of educational and employment opportunities and a lower quality of life.  Founded in 2001 by Dr. Jordan Kassalow, VisionSpring addresses a critical need by providing access to high-quality,  affordable,  and  culturally  appropriate  optical  goods   and  services  to  those  living  in  hard  to reach,  low-income  communities.   VisionSpring  has  grown  into  a  globally  recognized  social enterprise that has reached more than 900,000 individuals with reading and prescription glasses, restoring vision to the working poor and school aged children in the developing world.  VisionSpring has been internationally recognized by the Skoll Foundation, the Aspen Institute, and the World Bank.  Dr. Kassalow is a three-time winner of Fast-Company’s Social Capitalist Award, the inaugural winner of the John P. McNulty Prize, and most recently featured by Forbes Magazine as one of thirty top social entrepreneurs in the world.

The GP Associate will have to master VisionSpring's business model and become an integral part of helping the Sales & Operations team identify and build relationships with potential partners. The Associate will help improve training materials and supply chain efficiencies. The ideal candidate will be equally passionate about hitting his/her targets as they are about making a positive impact on the world.Specifically, the Associate will be responsible for creating and maintaining a pipeline of potential partners (60%), developing partner training and marketing materials (20%) and providing supply chain and other partnership support (20%). The Associate will have to conduct short-term training (2-3 weeks) in El Salvador to learn all aspects of the VisionSpring model. Occasional attendance at conferences to increase pipeline opportunities will be required. The position will report and work closely with the Director of Global

See full job details and requirements and how to apply here.

Stanford Pathology Fellowship in Global Health Diagnostics

The Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine is pleased to announce the opening of a two-year fellowship (non-accredited) in global health diagnostics. The objective of this fellowship is to provide qualified candidates with a practical opportunity to design, field-test, and measure outcomes of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases of global health importance. Fellows will have a Stanford faculty member as a primary advisor (and will be able to select co-advisors as indicated by the nature of the project) and also will have industry mentors. The objective will be to design and develop assays on novel and existing diagnostic platforms and to test their practical value. The two-year duration of this fellowship will permit fellows to develop an assay and to perform validation studies in the field.

Fellows will develop a roadmap for assay development and outcome measurements and will be expected to meet milestones at each step of the fellowship. Fellows will receive consultation about their project from an advisory panel of experts in diagnostic microbiology/virology, clinical pathology, infectious diseases, global health, and biodesign.

Fellows will receive multidisciplinary training in the following core areas:

1.  Basic diagnostic microbiology/virology at Stanford University Hospital Laboratories.

2.  Global health diagnostics needs-assessment through the Stanford Biodesign program.

3.  Assay design in conjunction with Stanford research mentors and industry partners.

4.  Assay validation in conjunction with Stanford mentors, industry partners, and international collaborators.

5.   Departmental and interdepartmental conferences at the School of Medicine and, depending on the candidate’s interests, at other Schools at Stanford University.

Fellows will be provided with two years of salary and benefit support, as well as a budget for reagents and travel.

The Department of Pathology is seeking candidates who have demonstrated substantial achievement in biomedical research. Candidates with MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to US citizens/permanent residents with clinical training in Pathology or Infectious Diseases.

Instructions for application

Applications should be submitted 18 months prior to the July 1st start date. To apply, provide your CV, a personal statement describing your interests and your qualifications for the fellowship, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent. The department hopes to interview finalists and commit to a candidate at least 6 months before the start of the fellowship.

Send application to:

Niaz Banaei,  Director, Benjamin Pinsky, Co-Director, Global Health Diagnostics Pathology Fellowship Program, Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine

3375 Hillview Ave, room 1602
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone (650) 724-3725

California Healthcare Foundation - Innovation for the Underserved

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2012

The Organization

The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) works as a catalyst to fulfill the promise of better health care for all Californians. We support ideas and innovations that improve quality, increase efficiency, and lower the costs of care. CHCF makes both grants and investments. In our “program related investment initiative” the CHCF Health Innovation Fund, we identify opportunities to invest in businesses – revenue generating non-profits and for-profits - that share our mission to lower cost of care and improve access for the people of California.

Position Overview

The Senior Program Officer is part of the Innovations for the Underserved program team at CHCF. The goal of the program is to reduce barriers to efficient, affordable health care services for Californians by catalyzing the development and growth of low-cost, efficient health care products and services.

The Innovations for the Underserved program makes both grants and investments. Through the “CHCF Health Innovation Fund,” we make “program-related investments” (PRIs), using low-cost loans, loan guarantees, or equity – much like a traditional venture capital firm, but with a primary focus on social impact (cost reduction and/or access improvement) and potential of the business to grow to significant scale rather than financial objectives. Our ideal candidate has a strong interest in the broader work of CHCF and the Innovations for the Underserved program as well as knowledge of the health care system, a network in California and experience in health care services and/or IT investing. S/he is insatiably curious, personable, team-oriented, a quick learner, flexible and dedicated to CHCF’s mission.

Learn more.

Financial Controller at d.light

Deadline to apply: Until Filled

d.light seeks a Financial Controller with a passion for improving the lives of millions of families living without access to electricity in developing countries. This position is an incredible opportunity to make a massive scale impact in the lives of base of the pyramid families throughout the world. d.light’s mission is to enable households without reliable electricity to attain the same quality of life as those with electricity. To do this we will become the market leader in delivering safe and affordable solar lighting and power solutions to over 1 billion people who currently do not have access to electricity.

The Financial Controller will be a key role on the executive team to develop solid financial reporting and accounting, a well running global ERP system, controls and processes across our four global offices, and a strong IT backbone interlinking sales, operations and finance that can enable the senior management team to effectively manage cash flow and make high quality and data-driven decisions. This position is located in Shenzhen, China. Learn more.

GSB Center for Social Innovation Fellowship

Deadlie to apply: May 7, 2012

Whether you come to business school with an idea in mind, become inspired while you're here, or have an “aha” moment once you’re out on the front-lines, the Center offers social innovation fellowships to help you launch a new social venture.

Develop a practical, innovative, and sustainable approach to benefit society, apply for a Social Innovation Fellowship, and receive both financial and oversight support to start a new nonprofit organization.

Who can apply?

How to Apply?

Both documents should be mailed to:

Karen Matthys
Public Management Program
Knight Management Center
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-7298

How does the fellowship work?

Fellows receive:

Fellows are expected to:

For more information please see the Social Innovation Fellowship Overview and FAQ documents.

Mobile Health Fellowship at Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2012

Mobile Health Fellowship to Advance Health System Transformation in the Global South

12 Months (Start Date September 1, 2012)

PHI has an opportunity for its Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health (CITPH) to work with Atlas Service Corps to host a Fellow from one of the following countries, Bangladesh, Vietnam,Ghana, or Rwanda, to work at PHI for a period of twelve months on mHealth and eHealth program activities. Candidates should have a background in one or more of the following areas in eHealth and mHealth: policy research, technical development, and program management.

The Fellow will assist PHI staff with the research and writing of position papers on mobile health, including literature reviews of studies that have been conducted on the design, implementation, and evaluation of mobile technology in health, as well as on potential opportunities and recommended actions to use mobile technologies to strengthen national health system capacity in addressing various components of health.

In preparation for the Fellow's return to his/her home country, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work on a project of professional interest that will address the role of
technology-enabled innovations in promoting health system transformation, identify potential grant funding opportunities, and develop grant proposals for the implementation of the project.
Candidates will be asked to submit an abstract outlining their project as part of the application process.

The Fellow's duties require that the individual be proficient at web searching and Microsoft Office applications, performing literature searches, interviewing experts, creating research deliverables, and managing multiple tasks and deadlines associated with projects. S/he will be health and science literate, able to draw conclusions from a broad array of material, possess excellent analytical and writing skills, and be comfortable working both in a team and independently.

The Fellowship is supported in part through a generous grant from Rockefeller Foundation.

For more information on and to apply for the Fellowship, candidates should refer to Atlas Service Corps.

ASPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship

Deadline to apply: April 4, 2012

In recognition of a career dedicated to improving the health of the world’s most vulnerable populations, ASPH, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), established a fellowship in honor of Dr. Allan Rosenfield, former Dean of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program provides international training opportunities for recent graduates of ASPH member accredited schools of public health (MPH and Doctoral level).

When and where are the Fellowships offered?
International fellowships may be placed within a global health program at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, or in one of the 50 foreign countries where CDC is working with the Ministry of Health and other Public Health partners, depending on the needs of the program. Additional travel during the fellowship period may be required depending on program activities and priorities. Exact geographical locations will not be determined until the final placement process. At that time, successful applicants will be offered positions and notified of the geographic location for that particular position. The selected fellows will be required to relocate to the fellowship assignment locations.

Once a candidate has accepted a fellowship position, he/she will receive detailed information on the logistics for the fellowship program and the fellowship position. Prior to leaving for the fellowship assignment locations, fellows will be required to travel to CDC in Atlanta, GA for a 10-day orientation in early-September 2012. Fellowship assignments will begin following Orientation.

To be eligible for this program, applicants must have received their Masters or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than August 2012) or within the last five years (no earlier than May 2007). Graduate degrees must come from an ASPH member graduate school of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). All applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence (“Green Card”) in the U.S. to be eligible for the fellowship program.

For information about the specific fellowships available as well as how to apply, visit the ASPH website.

2020 MicroClinic Initiative Internship Program

Deadline to apply: Rolling

The 2020 MicroClinic Initiative is organizing a series of quality and operations management rural health field projects in the Kisumu region and Lake Victoria Islands, Kenya. The array of sub-projects requires multidisciplinary teams.

The Initiative is inviting medical students, residents, physician assistants and allied public health professionals to enroll in 2-week, 4-week and 12-week global health field projects scheduled in 4 sessions in 2012 through 2014. The projects offer opportunities for students to lend their expertise, experience the thrills and challenges unique to rural health care settings, and contribute towards reducing maternal and child mortality in Western Kenya.

Participating students will help design and develop the perinatal surveillance system to intensely track and encourage high-risk mothers to deliver in one of the safe facilities.

The students should be interested in one of the following domains - 
1.      mHealth,
2.      health policy related to maternal and child health issues, and 
3.      operations management of health centers to measure patient satisfaction.

About the 2020 MicroClinic Initiative:
The 2020 MicroClinic Initiative, Inc. is a non-profit organization (citizen sector organization) that seeks to establish excellence in rural health care delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa, notably in East Africa. We are developing six expert services and solutions for rural health focused on operational evaluation, planning, implementation of best practices, ICT/eHealth solutions, and professional education and training for public and private sector leaders and operating staff.

Learn more.

Mary Duke Biddle Clinical Scholars Program

Deadline to apply: March 16, 2012

The goal of the Mary Duke Biddle Clinical Scholars program at Stanford is to improve the quality of life of children needing medical care. Medical students, residents and fellows are eligible to obtain funding under this program. Selection of applicants will focus on those interested in becoming leaders in the field of global health long term.

*Note to medical students: if you are interested in applying, you will need to submit a petition to CCAP in order to request consideration for this rotation to be considered as an elective.

Funding under this program includes:
* Travel
* Accommodations
* Pre-trip medical evaluation (physical exam, medications and immunization)
* Evacuation insurance

Sites served under this program include:
* Patan Hospital: Katmandu, Nepal
* ICDDR,B (International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh): Dhaka, Bangladesh
* St. Gabriel's Hospital: Namitete, Malawi

Apply here

Jacaranda Health Summer Associate Program

Deadline to apply: March 16, 2012

Jacaranda Health is a start up social enterprise that aims to set a new standard for maternal healthcare in Africa. They are combining business and clinical innovations to create a self-sustaining and scalable chain of clinics that provide reproductive health services to poor urban women.  They are seeking two exceptional Summer Associates who are enthusiastic about working in a start-up environment on the cutting edge of healthcare and business. There are several projects available that can be tailored to the candidate, spanning market research, new service development, quality improvement, and technology. 

·   Full-time 12-week position based in Nairobi
·   Start date: summer 2012
·   The position is a volunteer fellowship, but Jacaranda can offer a stipend for expenses and housing

·   Current student, MBA or MPH, or someone with 3-5 years professional experience and an interest in global health;
·   Highly resourceful, independent, and self-starting
·   Flexible and easy-going enough to work in a fluid, cross-cultural startup environment in Nairobi
·  Ability to communicate findings compellingly to colleagues and advisors
·  Desired: experience working in East Africa or a similar setting

·   First-hand experience building a health venture.
·   Learn about maternity experience and clinical challenges faced by low-income mothers in peri-urban areas
·  Significant responsibility and independence
·   Opportunities to meet and interact with the region’s top social entrepreneurs working in health, agriculture, and energy;

Additional Comments
Interested candidates should apply by email with an up to date CV and cover letter to Please put "Summer Associate" in the subject line.

Village Hopecore International Fellowships

Deadline to apply: March 15th, 2012

Village Hopecore International is offering a fellowship in global health for individuals and graduate students who are interested in and have backgrounds in the areas of public health, nursing or medicine at its project site in Chogoria, Kenya. The fellowship will begin on June 28th, 2012 and end on July 25th, 2013. The fellow will receive a $500 per month living stipend.

Village Hopecore International is a non profit organization registered in Kenya and the United States with a mission to eradicate poverty and improve the health and living conditions of the Wameru people of Chogoria, Kenya. At this time, the project affects approximately 6,000 villagers and 6,000 students in our school-based mobile clinics. The project has been operating for the last 11 years and is situated on Mt. Kenya, four hours north of Nairobi by car at 5,000 feet elevation in a lovely area of tea and coffee farms. It is located approximately 20 miles south of the equator. For full details, visit the Village Hopecore website.

Since February 2011, HopeCore has been operating a school-based mobile clinic program by making a partnership with 16 primary schools and 8 secondary schools in the Chogoria area. Each mobile clinic begins with health education on various topics including malaria, HIV/AIDS, hygiene, and nutrition.  Subsequently, students in our 24 schools receive free health services for the most common health issues (e.g., malaria, typhoid). In 2011, HopeCore conducted 55 mobile clinics and benefited 4,441 patients in total. We are now installing water tanks and water chrolination systems in all 24 schools, and by the summer 2012, we hope to have all our students under long-lasting insecticide treated malaria prevention bed nets.

The Fellow is responsible for all operations, including financial and budget management, human resources, and reporting to donors. The Fellow will also work on grant writing and fundraising.

The fellow will participate in a hands-on fashion with this ongoing community health project. The fellow’s major responsibilities will be to supervise the public health and malaria prevention program including the mobile clinic, mosquito net distribution and health education activities.  The fellow works closely with the Kenyan nurse, Community Health Workers, and local schools, hospitals and government offices. HopeCore will provide training and supervision to the fellow to accomplish the responsibilities listed above. The fellowship began in 2009 and our current fellow is the fourth in our program.

Applicants should e-mail a one page, cover letter stating the reason for their interest in the fellowship and a CV to Phil Rasori, MD, Medical Director of Hopecore at and Liz Applegate, former global health fellow, The cover letters and CV’s will be evaluated and a selection will be made of competitive applicants. In the second stage, competitive applicants will be interviewed over the phone. Following the phone interviews, a group of finalists will be selected. In the third stage, the finalists will have an in-person interview or another phone interview if geographical considerations do not allow for an in-person interview. References will be obtained at this time. All finalists will have a chance to talk by phone and e-mail with the current Hopecore Fellow to ask questions about the position and living conditions. Final selection of the fellows will be made by the middle of April, 2012.

I-DEV Summer Internships

Deadline to apply: Rolling

I-DEV International ( is a management strategy & innovation firm that helps build and grow competitive, viable businesses and industries at the base of the pyramid (BoP). Via its regional offices in New York, Peru, and Singapore, I-DEV works with corporations, impact investors, local governments and NGOs to provide BoP communities with the training, resources, and relationships needed to build financially-independent businesses that are tapped into existing markets at the national and international level. I-DEV’s services include:

-Financial strategy and investment sourcing/ structuring for BoP businesses & cooperatives
-Management strategy consulting and implementation for BoP businesses & cooperatives
-Design & structuring of development finance vehicles including impact investment and social venture capital funds
-Supply chain and distribution network development for MNCs, BoP businesses & cooperatives
-In-field CSR & development project design & management and project support & monitoring
-Social venture capital strategy & portfolio improvement

There are several positions open for this summer for I-DEV Summer Associates in Kenya, and I-DEV Summer Associates in Peru. Learn about the positions and application requirements here.

Join Medical Students for Haiti

Deadline to apply: Rolling

A group of medical students and residents nationwide have gotten together to tackle medical problems in one of the most underserved countries in the Western Hemisphere. They have established a strong network to specifically help medical students get hands-on global health experience in Haiti, while allowing them to make a real difference in the healthcare system while they are in school.

Medical Students for Haiti (MS4H) is one of a kind. Some of the current efforts in progress include:

   * Opportunities to contribute to University Quisqueya School of Medicine (Northern Haiti) and the State University of Haiti, Faculty of Medicine (Port-au-Prince ) by directly interacting with medical students in these institutions, and recruiting the best of the faculty members for continuing education opportunities at host institutions.

   * Opportunities to volunteer in Haiti through well-established partner hospitals and organizations.

   * Haitian Creole and French Language workshops to help student become comfortable with the language and culture.

   *Opportunity to contribute to the Haiti Medical Education Project ( )

and more.

Any medical student (year one to residency) who wants to help Haiti is encouraged to take part. You will be connected with a network of students and residents from institution such as Stanford, Harvard, UCSF, Mount Sinai, and Ohio State. You will hear about opportunities specific to Haiti before anyone else, as they come. And you will be able to make a real difference.

If interested, please contact Johan Guillaume, MD, PhD candidate.

CFHI - Intensive Beginner Spanish and Healthcare in Quito, Ecuador

Deadline to apply: Rolling

CFHI is happy to announce the launch of its newest program, Intensive Beginner Spanish and Healthcare in Quito, Ecuador.  This unique program is designed for those with little to no Spanish skills and those wanting to focus on improving their Spanish and Medical Spanish while gaining global health exposure in a South American country.

Within the 4-week language-intensive program, participants will take two weeks of Spanish classes and volunteer with local nonprofits. The last two weeks will focus on expanding language skills during clinical rotations and additional Spanish classes. Learn more about the program and contact with any questions.  CFHI programs take rolling applications and are filling fast for summer 2012 so early application is recommended.

Sustaining Health Enterprises Seeking MBAs

Deadline to apply: Until Filled

Tom's shoes, Method's green, Warby Parker--marketing genius' or fools?

SHE currently operates in Africa, but is in an exciting position and looking for an individual or team of MBA student all-stars to do a study on expanding SHE’s operations to other continents. The research would involve secondary, but also primary research.

The study would comprise of a customer needs assessment, competitor analysis, manufacturer and distribution channel research, partnership potential, product/brand loyalty, etc.

Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE), recognized by Harvard Business School, Echoing Green, and Bill Clinton as an innovative social enterprise, aims to drive social and economic change through sustainable business development in emerging markets. SHE’s first initiative, SHE28, is addressing girls' and women's lack of access to affordable menstrual pads often leading to missed school and/or work. SHE is stemming these significant costs by developing a franchise
model, coupled with health education and advocacy, to manufacture and distribute affordable, eco-friendly menstrual pads for girls and women by sourcing local, inexpensive raw materials (e.g., banana fibers).

If interested, please contact Grace Simmons.

Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Developmen

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2012

You are invited to participate on the upcoming Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development. Students will have an opportunity to engage in a challenging exercise to develop solutions that promote innovation by writing and submitting a paper on contributions to sustainability. Prizes are as follows:

First Prize $40,000*: $20,000 to the student (s), $10,000 to the advising professor, and $10,000 to the university

Second Prize $15,000*: $7,000 to the student (s), $4,000 to the advising professor, and $4,000 to the university

Third Prize $10,000*: $5,000 to the student (s), $2,500 to the advising professor, and $2,500 to the university

Odebrecht, the 15th largest international contractor according to ENR, views sustainability as a multidimensional phenomenon that includes environmental balance, economic development, cultural diversity, social development, and political engagement. Entries should explore innovative methods and ideas that not only explore such concepts, but that may also be implemented on a variety of real-world ventures. 

You may visit here for further details.

Submit to Global eHealth Challenge

Deadline to submit: April 2, 2012

Sponsored by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Cure4Kids for Kids is seeking university, high school, middle school, and elementary school students to develop innovative multimedia experiences that educate children about cancer and healthy living for cancer prevention.

Submit a website, video, podcast, app for mobile device, game, or other multimedia project with a focus on the following topics, Cancer & Tobacco or Cancer & Ultraviolet Rays*.

Visit website for more details.

APAMSA Global Health Fellowship

Deadline to apply: March 30, 2012

The APAMSA Global Health Initiative mission is to educate, support, and mobilize APAMSA medical students to address health issues in Asian countries. Annually, the fellowship is extended up to 3 recipients engaging in research, volunteering, or study abroad in the 2012 calendar year. The fellows will be awarded $1000 or $500 depending on length of abroad commitment. The award will provide funding for travel or housing as well as an invitation for fellows to present their work at the APAMSA National Conference in the Fall. At the end of the program, fellows will write a field report for publication in the APAMSA Newsletter.

For more information, please visit here.

AFYA BORA Fellowships

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2012

The Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship works to fill the identified gap in training for African and U.S. health professionals working in global health.  This innovative fellowship will prepare African and U.S. health professionals to lead and manage major health programs in their own countries and will develop a sustainable training program owned by a South-South Consortium which will improve delivery of health-related services and may counter emigration of African health professionals. 

About the Afya Bora Consortium
In 2008, a consortium of 4 African and 4 US universities was formed to create a model program to provide future global health leaders with practical skills that are currently not part of traditional
training in the health professions.  The group has adopted the name Afya Bora Consortium (Swahili for "Better Health") to reflect the goal of an Africa-centered fellowship that brings together
institutions from the South to create a sustainable program utilizing educational and training
resources at all 8 academic centers.  During the last year, intensive planning for a pilot fellowship
and a full 2-year fellowship has been conducted in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the US. Activities have included core curriculum development, mentoring workshops, and design of retention strategies and a monitoring and evaluation system.  

The Afya Bora Consortium is a collaboration between 8 academic health centers, four in Africa and four in the United States.  The four pairs are:

To learn more, visit the AFYA BORA website.
University of Bielefield, Germany Summer School Programs

Deadline to apply: Until full

The "International Summer School 2012" is an advanced training course of the Institute for Innovation Transfer at the University of Bielefeld GmbH (IIT) in cooperation with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bielefeld, taking place once every year in September. This year, two courses are being featured:

14th International Summer School 2012 "Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Concepts, Methods, Mathematical Models, and Public Health" 
4th International Summer School 2012 "Spatial-epidemiological modelling in Megacities: Statistical and spatial analysis for urban health under a changing climate"

Date: 3-7 September 2012
Language: English
Location: Bielefeld University, Germany
Contact: Email:

For more information, visit the website.

Anjna Patient Education Job Positions

Deadline to apply: Until Filled

Anjna Patient Education is a health nonprofit that aims to utilize technology to provide access to health education to underserved communities. Our team is a hybrid of Stanford and UC Berkeley students, and we are leading efforts to create health education programs at free clinics in high need areas nationwide, in addition to conducting novel pilot studies on utilizing interactive, tablet based education and SMS technology at free clinics in California. Our work has been featured in Forbes, New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Clinton Global Initiative University, a TED talk and a PBS documentary on social entrepreneurship, among others.

In partnership with MedicMobile (, an SMS-based nonprofit, we are conducting a pilot study at a free clinic in San Francisco ( The study will test the efficacy of using simple text messaging reminders sent to patients to help them better
manage diseases like hypertension and hyperlipidemia, and is set to debut sometime in March of this year. This study - the first of its kind conducted at a free clinic - will provide us with solid data to understand the usefulness of such an intervention for a low income, working uninsured

We are recruiting public health students for two types of positions:

1.         Director-level Project Manager Positions – These officers will be responsible for
a.         Working with our partner, Medic Mobile, on the research design and IRB approval
b.         Coordinating the different logistical aspects of the study, including setting meetings, ensuring deadlines and
c.         Applying as co-applicants in the Stanford BASES Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
d.         Analyzing and writing the results from the study into a manuscript, and be *lead authors* in publications resulting from the work

Requirements: We are looking first and foremost for a record of leadership and excellence, as well as a commitment to public service for underserved communities. In addition, you must be able to devote *8-10 hours/wk or more* as needed. Individuals with few extra-curricular commitments are preferred (although if you have a track record of successfully managing multiple projects, we won’t hold it against you). The position is set to begin immediately.

2.         Research Assistant Positions – These officers will be responsible for:
a.         Data collection at Clinic by the Bay
b.         Working directly with the Project Managers on various aspects of the study
c.         Based on level of effort, be co-authors on the study

Requirements: 4-6 hours/week and willing to travel to Clinic by the Bay on a regular basis (mostly likely 2x/week)

If you are interested, please complete a short application here and send us your resume at

FACEAIDS Summer Internships

Deadline to apply: February 29, 2012

This summer, FACE AIDS is offering three full-time internships. Summer interns are an integral part of the FACE AIDS team, playing a significant role in shaping programs and events for the upcoming school year. The work of summer interns will directly contribute to FACE AIDS' goals of inspiring young leaders across the United States, and providing them with the support and tools they need to take effective action in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This is an excellent opportunity to harness your creativity and skills and turn ideas into reality.

Summer interns work at the FACE AIDS National Office in San Francisco, CA and are mentored directly by the Managing Director or the Chapter Support Director. FACE AIDS is a dynamic, youthful, campaign-style work environment. We are extremely dedicated, hard workers, but we also maintain an office environment that is welcoming, upbeat, and fun.

Time Commitments and Benefits:

Learn more and apply here.

Submit to Columbia's Journal of Global Health

Deadline to submit: February 26, 2012

Based at Columbia University in the City of New York, The Journal of Global Health (JGH) is a student-run, international publication that seeks to highlight innovative solutions to global health problems. With authors and subscribers representing over 40 institutions in 10 countries spanning 5 continents, JGH is committed to featuring original student research in public health and spotlighting grassroots public health activism led by students. 

JGH's GlobalThink Forum ( ) publishes the work of students at over 25 institutions spanning 5 countries. GlobalThink (modeled after The New York Times' Room for Debate) calls on undergraduates to make short essay arguments in response to time-sensitive global health and sustainable development questions.
Join the Debate:
Q: "Moving forward, how should we address the global need for healthy, renewable energy?"
Though the 21st century has witnessed the development of many remarkable renewable energy sources, we currently remain in an energy crisis. In the future, solar, geothermal, wind, and water energies may not be sufficient for the developing world, where energy consumption has increased more than four fold over the last three decades. Proponents of nuclear energy have been faced with a major environmental health concerns in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Crisis; in spring 2011, Germany decided to shut down all of its nuclear plants in the next two decades. How should we address the global need for healthy, renewable energy?"

Share what you think. Submissions should be 400-1000 words in length and should provide an opinion-based perspective on the issue presented. All submissions will be subject to a review process by the JGH Team, after which the top 5-6 responses will be selected as likely candidates for publication in GlobalThink.

See previous issues here. Email

Medic Mobile Summer Fellowships

Deadline to apply: February 20, 2012 (possible extensions)

Medic mobile is creating fellowships in the global health space and soliciting stanford medical students.  Last year's fellows successfully implemented a vaccination project in India that is generating great data and some press. Here is a recent article.

If interested, please see the Medic Mobile website.

Stanford-NBC Global Health Media Fellowship

Deadline to apply: February 17, 2012

Media is a powerful tool that can inspire social change and raise awareness of humanitarian crises as well as under-reported issues in health. In 2010, the world witnessed the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti and how it exposed the impact poverty has on the health and resiliency of a nation. In 2009, Mexico experienced an outbreak of respiratory and influenza-like illness in a high incidence of patients. This was the start of the H1N1 epidemic. What we saw, heard and read in the media drove our understanding of these diseases, the experiences and needs of people who were affected by them, and the systems and policies that impacted the resulting global health measures to contain these issues. Medical professionals who want careers in global health need to be able to understand the power of the media and its ability to create or alter policy. The goal of this fellowship will be to provide the skill sets necessary to interface with multiple media platforms effectively.

Stanford University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health with the help of NBC News has launched a Fellowship in Global Health Media. This opportunity is open to medical students, residents, fellows and faculty who want careers in global health and want to learn how to be effective change agents. During a period of 12-months, starting in June 2012, the Global Health Media Fellow will apprentice and experiment with various media platforms including journalism, print, photography, television and social networking. This is a competitively paid fellowship program that offers access to leaders in the global health and media industries including NBC News, WHO, Ning, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Stanford University, Journal for Health Affairs, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and others. For six months the Fellow will be embedded with Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor for NBC News and her producer. They will research the ‘news of the day’ and learn how Nightly News stories are chosen to be highlighted in the U.S. The Fellow will spend the remaining six months of the fellowship at the WHO Office of Communications in Geneva and traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad.

The Fellow will be mentored towards the goal of producing a publication on an in-depth topic of choice in global health.

Download an application and learn more by visiting here.

Stanford E-IPER MS in Environment and Resources (dual degree with MD)

Deadline to apply: February 17, 2012

Attention medical students interested in the connection between health and the environment (global health, disease ecology, climate change, food security, etc.):

The deadline for application to E-IPER's MS in Environment and Resources program (a dual degree with the MD) is 5:00 pm, Friday, February 17 th . The application requires a two-page statement of purpose describing how the MS in Environment and Resources will complement the applicant's medical training and contribute to her/his professional goals:, a current Stanford transcript; and a tentative MS program plan outlining her/his proposed E-IPER coursework. Interested students are encouraged to make an appointment with Noah Standridge, E-IPER's program manager, before submitting an application . For more information contact Noah Stand.

Health Career Connection Summer Program

Deadline to apply: February 13, 2012

For the past 22 years, HCC has inspired and empowered students to discover and achieve their health career goals. HCC's comprehensive full-time, 10 week summer internship program provides hands on exposure, experience and mentoring in leading health and public health organizations. Interns do meaningful project work and gain experience in healthcare management and policy, health education, community health,nursing administration, and other pre-medicine and public health options. Interns are also part of a regional cohort of students from through out the country working in one of HCC's 7 regions: four California regions (Northern, Central, Southern and Coachella Valley), New England, New York/New Jersey and North Carolina.

Health Career Connection (HCC) is seeking Stanford undergraduates and recent graduates for their paid health care and public health summer internship program.   Many Stanford Human Biology, Pre-Med, public service, social justice or management focused students have advanced their health careers through HCC. Students with fellowship or department funds for internships can work through HCC's extensive network of organizations to find a placement and be part of HCC workshops, peer cohort, graduate school contacts and professional network.  Work study students are also highly encouraged and can use funds toward their internship stipend. For questions contact Trisha Garcia, or apply here.

Supply Chain Intern at USAID

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2012

The Supply Chain & Logistics Intern will be assigned to the Supply Chain for Health Division in the Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS. The Office of HIV/AIDS is the focus of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency's efforts within President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a multibillion dollar, multifaceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world. In cooperation with the US Department of State's Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, other US Government (USG) partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency's HIV/AIDS programs. In this endeavor, USAID works very closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Peace Corps.

The intern will serve primarily as a research analyst/assistant, and may also carry out other Global Health Bureau-wide duties and collaborative research with other analysts in the Bureau. S/he will focus on the area of supply chain systems & logistics. S/he will work closely with the entire Supply Chain for Health Division, with the Laboratory Advisor and Supply Chain Advisor serving as co-onsite managers.

To learn more about position responsibilities and qualifications, and to submit an application, visit here.

Support for International Change

Deadline to apply: January 27, 2012

Support for International Change offers a series of four 8 and 12 week volunteer programs open to students and recent alumni of its participating schools, though students from other schools may be accepted as well.

Each program begins with an intensive, expert-led orientation. A week into orientation, volunteers move into a homestay with a host Tanzanian family. After orientation, volunteers will spend the majority of their time running an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign within their partner community, including teaching, lesson planning, and training peer educators.  Volunteers will also conduct community assessment work within their villages.  In addition to these responsibilities, volunteers are also urged to take the lead on other projects related to the goals of SIC."

For more information, visit here.

Email questions to:

Map Your World - Traveling Scholar Project for Medical Student in India

Deadline to apply: Until Filled

The Program in Bioethics & Film at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics is seeking  a medical student to go to Kolkata, India to work on our innovative Map Your World project.  Map Your World is a multi-platform project that puts the power of new technologies into the hands of young change agents, enabling them to map, track, and improve the health of their own communities - and then share their stories of change with each other and with the world through an interactive website.

The traveling scholar would spend 2-3 months in Kolkata, India working with Prayasam, an NGO that we have partnered with for the Map Your World pilot.  The student would work with the children at Prayasam, who come from disadvantaged communities, and assist them in a "mapping" project that could result in increased polio immunization rates and improved sanitation and access to clean water.   The scholar would be responsible for helping the youth determine the best data to collect for the project, tailored specifically to the health needs within their community.  They would oversee the pilot project, teaching the children how to use the
technology, making sure the beta script is functioning properly on the children's smart phones, begin collecting data with the mobile devices, and upload it to the interactive website.  The student would work as a liason between Prayasam and our programming team, helping us refine the features needed in order to optimize the mobile experience, as well as testing the data collected on our interactive website and providing insights about the children's experience.  The traveling scholar will provide valuable information about how we can improve the program, as well as find ways to expand it to other children and "mapping" projects around the world. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Maren Grainger-Monsen by email at

Embrace Monitoring and Evaluation Intern Position

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2012

Embrace is a non-profit organization that has developed an innovative, low-cost infant warmer for premature and low birth weight babies born in developing countries. Our mission is to give every child an equal chance for a healthy life through a low cost infant warmer. Our larger vision is empowering the disadvantaged to improve their lives through disruptive technologies.
The Embrace infant warmer is a unique product that costs less than 1% of the cost of traditional incubators, and does not require a constant supply of electricity. The product has just been introduced in India. Embrace has been featured in ABC's "Be the Change, Save a Life", and has also been profiled in Time Magazine, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, Economist, TED, and various other media. Additionally, Embrace has been recognized as one of the top "Innovations in Global Health" in 2010 by the World Health Organization.

About the position – Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Intern
We are currently in the process of developing partnerships with local organizations in order to reach our goal of decreasing child morbidity and mortality in India. The successful monitoring and evaluation of these programs will allow us to better understand our impact and will be instrumental to our growth and success. Embrace aims to recruit a qualified and passionate individual to serve as a Monitoring and Evaluation Intern to refine our M&E system. Recommendations will be implemented. The internship will last approximately three months and
will take place in Bangalore, India; there is a possibility of extension. This is an unpaid position, however housing and a restricted stipend will be provided. The start date is negotiable.

• Perform an analysis on current monitoring and evaluation system and identify areas of improvement
• Provide recommendations and a strategic plan in order to create a robust system to analyze our impact
• Refine and create all necessary data collection tools, forms and documentation
• Preliminarily analyze effectiveness data from the field
• Other opportunities as they arise

Required Qualifications:
• Monitoring and evaluation experience in public health or related field is required
• Proven data collection, management, and analysis experience
• Previous experience working in developing countries is preferred
• Passion and proven interest in global health and/or international development
• Relevant BA is required; Masters level preferred
• Self starter and ability to think on the job
• Willingness to reside in Bangalore, India for a period of two to three months

For questions or to apply, please email a resume and cover letter at earliest convenience to

Public Health Associate Program at the CDC

Deadline to apply: ~February 28, 2012

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) training and development program that provides opportunities for promising future public health professionals to gain broad experience in the day-to-day operation of public health programs. It is geared toward recent baccalaureate college graduates (BA/BS) who are beginning a career in public health and are seeking hands-on experience.

•Explore the relationship between local, state, tribal, and federal public health
•Exchange ideas with experienced public health professionals and participants from diverse backgrounds
•Partner with the nation's premier public health agency to help address our most pressing public health problems

Applications open February 1, 2012. Visit here to apply.

Global Health Corps 2012-2013

Deadline: February 17, 2012

Global Health Corps aims to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. GHC believes that a global movement of individuals and organizations fighting for improved health outcomes and access to healthcare for the poor is necessary in order to change the unacceptable status quo of extreme inequity. GHC works to strengthen this movement by recruiting, training, and supporting the movement’s future leaders, diversifying the pool of young people working in global health, and amplifying the impact of individuals through the formation of a strong community of leaders.

GHC provides opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity in year-long fellowships. Our fellows have a measurable impact on the health of the communities in which they work, and draw upon that experience and the GHC alumni network to deepen their impact throughout their careers.

View deadlines and access the application here.

AYUDA Seeking Volunteers to Be Agents of Change in Diabetes Communities in
Ecuador and the Dominican Republic this Summer

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2012

AYUDA is dedicated to supporting local diabetes communities develop and implement sustainable programs throughout the world. AYUDA's innovative peer learning model uses international volunteers as catalysts for motivating local young people living with diabetes to live happy and healthy lives. In short, AYUDA empowers youth to serve as agents of change in diabetes communities around the world and motivates young people with diabetes to lead healthier and happier lives.

Seeking Volunteers with the following qualifications:

- Minimum age: 16
- All education levels can apply (from high school students to medical professionals)
-All backgrounds
-No prior diabetes knowledge required
-Intermediate Spanish preferred
-Must fulfill program requirements (attend training, complete fundraising etc)
-Those living with diabetes encouraged to apply

More on the 2012 Summer Programs:

 Dominican Republic (June 17th-July 7th)- Information

Ecuador (July 17th-August 7th)- information

Public Health Research Position at UCSF for Graduating Senior

Deadline to apply: January 13, 2012

The principal investigator (PI) is on faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine with a research focus on access to emergency care (emergency departments, trauma centers), with a specific focus on vulnerable populations.  Current projects include geographic access to emergency departments, outcomes of patients in time-sensitive conditions who have experienced decreases in access to emergency departments, disparities in access to trauma care for the elderly, and costs/charges of hospitalized patients.  The PI has assembled a team of a high-level statistician and programmer and is seeking a research assistant who can provide support for research tasks, help manage projects, and assist in writing scientific manuscripts.

Examples of Duties:

This position comes with a stipend of $2,500 per month and UCSF employee benefits including medical benefits (health, dental, etc.). 

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample by January 13, 2012 to Nicole Gordon.

FACE AIDS - Executive Director Position

Deadline: Until filled

FACEAIDS is a fantastic organization that addresses global health through grassroots development working with college and high school students in the US and Rwanda. The Executive Director will lead the strategic growth and development of FACE AIDS; secure funding to support our operations and programs; lead and manage our staff members; and serve as the public face. FACE AIDSare looking for an outstanding individual who has passion for our work, meaningful leadership experience with demonstrated results, significant experience with and capacity for fundraising and management, and the desire to be part of a dynamic, start-up work environment. The position is based in San Francisco, and the organization is seeking someone who can make a multi-year commitment. 

The application can be found here.

Any questions, please contact: 

Julie Veroff
FACE AIDS Executive Director

Global Health Leadership Forum

Deadline: Rolling

Part I: Berkeley, April 17-21 (optional Kaiser Permanente Study Tour April 22-25)

Part II The King’s Fund: London, September 16-21

The executive program on globally-sourced solutions in health policy, technology and management—now in its eighth year—has over 200 alumni, including high-level leaders, executives and academics from 53 countries. Expert speakers will interact with participants in a small group setting; case studies and field trips are also used. Speakers include Sir Richard Feachem, Steve Shortell, Chris Ham (England), Jason Cheah (Singapore), Dov Chernichovsky (Israel), Ian Morrison, Gavin Yamey, Dominic Montagu and Mark Smith. Topics explored will include integration of total range of care, telemedicine, consumer engagement, adaptable health systems learnings from other countries, leadership styles and strategies, primary care, pay for performance, social franchising, roles of private insurance and public-private investment partnerships. For more information and to apply, see here. Questions, email or phone 510-642-1631.

Gates Foundation Global Health Funding Opportunities

Deadline: Varies by grant

There are numerous awards and grants currently available through the Gates Foundation Program for Global Health, including several new ones. Please see the deadlines marked below, and visit the Gates Foundation website for more details.

-Reminder: Vaccine Innovation Award (nomination deadline: Nov. 17th)
-New:  $1.5M Grand Challenges in Global Health: Gut Function Biomarkers Grant (Letter of intent deadline: Jan. 11, 2012, 10am PST)
-New:  $2M Grand Challenges in Global Health:  Preventing Preterm Birth (Letter of intent deadline: Jan. 31, 2012)
-New:  $2M Grand  Challenges in Global Health:  Achieving Healthy Growth Grant (Letter of intent deadline: Jan. 25, 2012)
- Topics for Open Letters of intent which are accepted on an ongoing basis

New Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships

Deadline: February 1, 2012

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced the creation of the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow U.S. citizens to contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad by serving in professional placements within foreign government ministries or institutions while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project. The fellowship will help advance public policy research agendas, fosters mutual understanding and builds lasting ties between the U.S. and partner countries.

Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will serve in partner country governments, which include: Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand, and Tunisia. The State Department, partner country governments, and the Institute of International Education will coordinate professional placements for candidates in public policy areas including, but not limited to, health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, environment, public finance, economic development, housing, and communications. Candidates must be in receipt of a master’s or J.D. degree by the beginning of the Fellowship (Summer 2012) or be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Applicants must also have at least two years of work experience in public policy-related fields. Final selection will be made by the Presidentially-appointed Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Learn more.

Boren Fellowships/African Languages Initiative

Deadline: January 1, 2012 for fellowships, February 9, 2012 for scholarships

The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at online. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

For the second year in a row, the African Languages Initiative offers Boren Scholars and Fellows the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and cultures. Through the initiative, funding is available for Boren Scholars and Fellows to study one of the following languages at the University of Florida's summer 2012 program prior to commencing their overseas Boren funded program.


In addition, African Languages Initiative overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall semester 2012 in the following countries.

- Mozambique (Portuguese)
-Tanzania (Swahili)
-Nigeria (Yoruba)
-South Africa (Zulu)

For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, please visit their site and look under announcements on the left side of the page.

Medical Devices Fellowship Program

Deadline: December 1, 2011

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH), in partnership with the Stanford Biodesign Program, is seeking Stanford students interested to learn more about the medical device regulatory process and the journey a technology travels as it progresses from the lab workbench to a patient. The fellowships provide a unique opportunity to learn about the FDA approval process for medical devices, including topics such as:

- Medical device design
- Clinical trial design
- Safety and efficacy evaluation
- Materials, performance, bioeffects and standards
- Adverse events

Graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral candidates and postdocs from engineering (mechanical, electrical, software, and others) and life sciences (biological sciences, medicine and clinical specialties) areas are encouraged to apply. Students must have completed a minimum of three quarters of their college education and must be a current student attending Stanford or have just graduated in the same year as the internship or fellowship.

For more information and for application details please visit here.

From Famine to Food Deserts: Human Rights and the Global Food Crisis

Apply to be a delegate
Deadline: November 1, 2011

The ninth annual Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights (NUCHR) is proud to present its 2012 Conference From Famine to Food Deserts: Human Rights and the Global Food Crisis. The conference will take place on Northwestern's Evanston campus January 19-21, 2012. Throughout the three-day conference, delegates will explore the political, economic, and social forces behind global food distribution and agricultural policy in order to unearth the systemic causes of hunger and famine. Speakers and delegates will analyze the human rights implications of the current system's severe inequalities and potential solutions ranging from food aid to environmental action. We will discuss responsibility in the application of human rights and question who is obligated to ensure the right of food access and nutrition and what measures of enforcement do and should exist. 

NUCHR, the largest undergraduate student-organized conference on human rights in the United States, is dedicated to promoting the universality of human rights while recognizing the difficulty in consensus, issues of cultural relativism, and the potential paradoxes in implementation and practice. This three-day summit unites student delegates from across the country with renowned activists, academics, and policymakers.

We are now accepting delegate applications, open to all undergraduate students in the US. To apply, visit the website
If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact

Alternative Spring Break

Health Related Projects
Deadline: November 3, 2011

The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program exposes students to complex social and cultural issues through community visits, experiential learning, direct service, group discussion, readings, and reflection activities. The goal is to transform students into advocates of social change on issues affecting our communities.

Applications are now open for Alternative Spring Break 2011-2012! There are 18 incredible trips available this year, including numerous ones that have to do with health and underserved populations, like "A Land of Plenty?: Migrant Health Stories in the CA Central Valley," "Changing Realities: Confronting HIV/AIDS in San Francisco," "For Our Mothers, For Our Sisters, For Us: Exploring Disparities in Women's Health and Health Policy," "Rural and American Indian Health Disparities," and more.

Read about all the different programs and apply here.


Grand Challenges Exploration Grants

Deadline: November 17, 2011

Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million, and could eventually evolve into a Grand Challenges project. For more information, please check out the website.


Workshops and Research Exchange Program
Deadline: November 30th, 2011

EcoHealthNet is a program for US and international graduate students who are interested in infectious disease research. EcoHealthNet is comprised of 2 parts: an annual workshop and a research exchange program. Workshop participants will receive high-level training from experts on topics such as mathematical modeling and spatial analysis, field and laboratory techniques for disease ecology studies, the economic costs of emerging diseases, and epidemiology and ecology. Exchange students will conduct 3-month research projects on high-profile, well-funded US-based and international research projects, ranging from Nipah virus surveillance in Bangladesh to developing primers for avian influenza viruses in China to wildlife surveillance in Brazil to White Nose Syndrome in the United States.

The 2012 workshop, jointly hosted by the National Wildlife Health Center, University of Wisconsin, and University of Minnesota, will be held in early June 2012 in Madison, WI, USA. The theme of the EcoHealthNet 2012 Workshop is Epidemiology and Outbreak Investigation. Accepted applicants will participate in a 5-day workshop, with travel and accommodations included. 

Descriptions of the 2012 research exchange projects are coming soon! All accepted applicants will receive funding support as part of EcoHealthNet but are highly encouraged to seek external supplemental funding.

The online application for the 2012 workshop and research exchange will be open November 1 - 30, 2011. Download the EcoHealthNet flyers here and here. To apply, or for more information, please visit the program page

Africa Health Placements

Paid work experience in Africa
Deadline: December 31, 2011

AHP needs people to work in rural hospitalsfor one to three years. Work experience will typically involve a broad-based clinical practice, focusing on maternal and child health, infectious diseases and emergency care. There are also opportunities to work in surgery, orthopedics, anasthetics, pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology. Additionally there are opportunities for career development in management skills.

AHP finds and recruits professionals, and then handles the foreign registration processfor qualified doctors and nurses wishing to work in understaffed, rural South African hospitals. Since 2005, AHP has successfully placed over 2100 health workers, and counting.

View AHP FAQs page


HealthTap internships

Deadline: Until Filled

About HealthTap:

We put 5,000 doctors at your fingertips, for free. With HealthTap’s new web and mobile apps, you can get trusted answers to your health questions from America’s leading physicians– at home, on the go, no waiting room, no copay.

· Just coming out of a revolutionary product launch and in the midst of an exciting period of rapid growth
- One of the hottest tech start-ups in Silicon Valley right now (About us)

Internship Opportunity:

Having just launched the new HealthTap- opening our doors to all areas of health including 82 specialties and releasing revolutionary mobile apps, we’re in an exciting period of rapid growth. Now, we’re riding the energy of launch and looking for interns to join us this fall in implementing new programs and launching new products that will take the company to a whole new level.

Potential Responsibilities:

We have an exciting project in the works that involves a range of responsibilities like:

- Identifying potential partners
- Crafting targeted pitches
- Forging strategic relationships
- Spearheading outreach initiatives
- Interfacing with thought leaders


Flexible contribution of hours – depending on our needs and your class schedule..
We’re recruiting now for a Fall Intern class that could begin as early as October 24th.


Send us your resume or statement of interest to .
We have a limited number of spots for the fall internship will fill up quickly, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Global Underdevelopment Action Fund Seed Grants

Deadline: October 31, 2011

As Stanford’s primary forum for multidisciplinary research on international issues, FSI actively promotes collaborations that transcend traditional academic boundaries to influence public policy nationally and internationally. FSI’s Action Fund was established to jumpstart innovative projects that will nurture new and promising areas of self-sustaining research and expand the campus-wide community of scholars interested in issues of global underdevelopment.

FSI’s Action Fund executive committee currently seeks proposals from Stanford principal investigators (PIs) for early-stage research projects that address problems related to globalunderdevelopment and poverty alleviation. Third-round awards will be for a maximum of $40,000.

Award recipients will be asked to present their work at a quarterly Action Fund event during the 2012-13 academic year and to submit a summary report at the end of the funding period.

For full details and proposal guidelines, visit here.

Princeton in Africa Fellowships

Deadline: November 21, 2011

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) offers yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. PiAf Fellows work in serviceoriented positions in many different fields, including humanitarian aid, public health, conservation and education. Since its launch in 1999, PiAf has placed nearly 250 Fellows in 32 countries. Graduating seniors and young alumni from any U.S. college or university are eligible to apply. For more information, visit website here, call 609.258.7215, or email

Medical Missionaries Post-Bacclaureate Global Health Fellowships in Haiti

Deadline: October 21, 2011

St. Joseph's Clinic, Thomassique, Haiti

Fellowship Description: Each year, two fellows are placed at St. Joseph's Clinic, located in the Haitian Central Plateau. The fellows act as liaisons between St. Joseph's and Medical Missionaries, the Virginia-based organization that founded and supports the clinic. Their responsibilities include helping coordinate the clinic’s operations and managing several health outreach programs involving Community Health Workers, water access and purification, malnutrition, salt iodization, and education. Fellows work with doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, and lab technicians at the clinic. They also have the opportunity to develop new initiatives to address community needs. The fellowship is unpaid, however, fellowship-associated transportation and flight costs, housing and food expenses while in Haiti, and emergency evacuation insurance are covered by Medical Missionaries.

Duration of Fellowship: June 2012 - June/July 2013

Eligibility and Qualifications: The fellowship is open to recent college graduates (including those graduating in Spring 2012) with an interest in global health. Although no specific prior experiences are required, strong applicants will have outstanding academic and extracurricular records, a demonstrated commitment to reducing health disparities worldwide, and some exposure to living or working in a resource poor setting. Fellows should be prepared to live in a rural, under-developed setting and should be in good health.

About Medical Missionaries and St. Joseph's Clinic: St. Joseph's Clinic was built in 2006 by the non-profit, non-religiously affiliated organization Medical Missionaries. Medical Missionaries works to provide health care to under-served communities worldwide regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. More information about Medical Missionaries can be found at

The application can be found here

Additional questions may be sent to For a personal account of current and past fellows' activities, please visit their blog at

Application Deadline: Primary applications should be submitted to by October 21, 2011, 11:59 pm EDT. Early submission is strongly encouraged.

Stanford School of Medicine 10th Annual Community Health Symposium - Call for Abstacts

Deadline: October 3, 2011, 3:00 p.m.

Students, trainees, and faculty members are invited to submit descriptions of community-based health projects they have completed with underserved populations for Stanford's 2011 Community Health Symposium. Stanford undergraduate, graduate, and professional program students, trainees, and faculty are welcome to submit descriptions of their projects, and accepted submissions will be asked to present a poster of their work at the Symposium on October 27th, 2011. Projects may be domestic or international.

Projects should have the following characteristics:
-Focused on an issue related to health.
-Performed in conjunction with partner in the community.
-Targeted in atraditionally underserved segment of the population.

To submit an abstract, please visit here.

Please review all submission guidelines before submitting.

CFHI - Scholarships Available

Deadlines: November 1, 2011 for
January 16, 2011 for

CFHI is happy to announce it is offering 10 partial scholarships for January-June 2012 programs. These ten (10) partial scholarships in the amount of US $1,000 may be awarded towards participation in any CFHI Global Health Education Program during the above program months. One scholarship will be designated for CFHI's Sight for All- Opthalmology Rotation in New Delhi, India program and one designated for CFHI's Sonrie Ecuador-Dental Program in Quito, Ecuador . Deadlines to apply are November 1 st and January 16 th . For more details see CFHI's Scholarship Page .

CFHI also offers academic credit and fundraising assistance. For more details on any of CFHI’s 20+ programs , visit the CFHI website . CFHI continues to accept 2011 & 2012 program applications on a rolling basis.

Western Regional International Health Conference - Call for Abstracts

Deadline: November 15, 2011

9th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, April 27-29, 2012

"At a Crossroads: Choosing Hidden Paths in Global Health" featuring Keynote speaker, Kavita N. Ramdas, Executive Director of Ripples to Waves: Program on Social Entrepreneurship and Development at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).

As we experience an era of global financial crisis, funding and implementation of global health programs are being questioned by individuals and institutions. What will our priorities be, and what factors will shape those priorities? This conference seeks to engage the global health community in prioritizing global health programs, not based on the current funding trends of institutions, rather on the health needs of people around the world, particularly those whose voices are seldom heard. 

Students, faculty and professionals of all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for posters and/or oral presentations on the conference theme of “At a Crossroads: Choosing Hidden Paths in Global Health.” 

We will accept approximately 30 posters through a competitive process and a very limited number of oral presentations. This year’s conference will center around three key points of focus in order to catalyze health care professionals and community members to challenge existing paradigms in global health and we are looking for presentations that speak to these conference foci:

- Politics of the Global Health Agenda
Training of Health Care Professionals
- Realities in the Field

The conference will frame these three key themes within six tracks:

Criteria for selection: The abstract committee will review all submissions by the following criteria: originality; organization; quality and clarity; methods and materials used; and relevance of the project to the conference foci.

For submission guidelines, please visit here.

Write for Stanford Service in Global Health Journal (SSGH)

Did you complete a service/health related project abroad? Interested in a specific global health issue and want to publish your research? As summer comes to a close, we want to encourage all of you to reflect on your amazing experiences and share your stories with an eager Stanford community. SSGH is now in its fourth year of publication at Stanford.

Apply to join the staff here, or submit an article abstract to

TA Opportunity for Hot Topics in Global Health Seminar Series

The Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) has an open internship position for a Teaching Assistant (TA) for a “hot” topics in global health series open to residents that will be held once a month. The TA will be responsible for scheduling local speakers, distributing readings/articles and helping organize the sessions. If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact the Center for Innovation in Global Health Program Manager, Joce Rodriguez by email at

Gorgas Research Award in Tropical Medicine

Application Deadline: August 17, 2011

The Gorgas Memorial Institute Research Award funds collaborative investigations, as well as short-term visits of young investigators between research institutions in the United States and within the broader Americas.

The Gorgas Memorial Institute Research Award program provides young scientists from this geographic area an opportunity to acquire new techniques or develop new approaches for the study and control of tropical diseases, and to establish new scientific linkages for the purpose of initiating cooperative studies and programs.

Awards will be issued up to $20,000 to cover the total costs of round-trip travel, housing and supplies required for a project. The number of awards is contingent on availability of funds. The award allows for indirect costs of up to 8% to be assessed against the total budget. Funds cannot be used to pay salary/stipend to the award recipient.

Learn more and submit an application here.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health - Call for Abstracts

Deadline: August 1

Authors wishing to report original research, innovative projects or novel programs related to global health are encouraged to submit abstracts. Abstracts in all areas of global health are welcome including:

Abstracts may focus on a new finding, the development of a program, project or new global health tool, moving from development to implementation, policy or ethical issues, or related topics.

Visit website for abstract submission guidelines.

Fulbright Scholarship Competition

Deadline: August 1

The competition for 2012-13 Fulbright Scholar grants is open. The application deadline for most programs is August 1. US scholars and professionals can learn how to present their credentials and check the catalogue of awards listing more than 800 awards in over 125 countries. The Fulbright Scholar in Residence Program competition is also open, along with expanded Fulbright opportunities in India.

CFHI Intensive Spanish and Healthcare in Oaxaca

Applications are rolling.

CFHI’s Intensive Beginner Spanish and Healthcare in Oaxaca, Mexico is designed for those with little to no knowledge of the Spanish language, but who wish to increase their cultural and linguistic competency and understanding of health care delivery in a low-resource setting. Through homestay families, focused language classes, and clinical rotations, participants will gain confidence communicating in Spanish and a greater awareness of local culture and medical practice in Mexico. Learn more about how this unique program combines language with global health.

Clinton Global Initiative University

Applications are rolling.

The Clinton Global Initiative University [CGI U] wants to encourage you to apply to become a Campus Representative for the 2011-2012 school year. CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative designed to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. 

Each CGI U student member makes a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or in a different part of the world.  Then, each year, these students convene at a college campus somewhere in the U.S. to collaborate and enhance their commitments through partnership building and extensive working sessions.

As a Campus Representative, you will work on CGI U's behalf at your college or university to encourage your peers to take action to solve some of the globe’s greatest issues.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out an application by going to the website and clicking on the Campus Reps tab on the right side. Once you fill out an application, a time will be set up to talk to you (via phone) about the position.

Global Development Awards and Medals Competition

The Global Development Network (GDN) is offering development organizations headquartered and working in developing countries and transition economies such as yours, a chance to receive grants through the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP), as part of its annual Global Development Awards and Medals Competition. A second prize of US$ 5,000 will be awarded to the runner-up. In addition, the lucky first prize winner will be eligible to compete for a grant of up to US$ 200,000 for their project through the Japan Social Development Fund.

And there’s more! The finalists will also get a chance to present their project to an international high profile audience at GDN’s 13th Annual Global Development Conference in June 2012. Their travel and stay will be funded by GDN.

If you think your project is creative, innovative and has had a significant social impact, we encourage you to apply. All applications and documents must be submitted electronically at the Online Proposal Appraisal system - OPA here

Further queries about the competition should be sent to

Research Intern, Health Policy Research Department

The Health Policy Research Department is looking for an intern to assist with projects related to research in areas of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Asian American health.

Applicants must be:
-an Undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor's program who will not confer their degree earlier than September 2011
-an Undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, health sciences, health policy research, economics, or other science or social science discipline
-Very proficient in Microsoft Office (especially 2007)
-an excellent writer and communicator and have graphical presentation skills
-Experience with EndNote, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop
-familiarity with Institutional Review Board and Health Information Privacy and Portability Act regulatory requirements

Interested applicants should contact the Human Biology Department at Stanford for more information.

One Heart Source

One Heart Source is a student-led volunteer opportunity in Tanzania, East  Africa.

Right now, it is estimated 25 million children are orphaned by AIDS. Tanzania alone is home to more than 2.4 million orphans, 1.1 million of  whom have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. You can help turn this reality around. Volunteer with One Heart Source as a teacher and mentor in villages throughout Tanzania.  Gain international experience, learn Swahili,
involve yourself in development & aid, global health, childhood education, and much more!

One Heart Source offers a variety of 4 to 8 week volunteer programs year-round.

*Teach HIV/AIDS awareness/education, community health, English, and literacy at local schools as well as in the community.
*Act as a mentor by planning and implementing tutoring and after-school activities.
  *Work on community development projects such as health teachings at local hangouts, community agriculture initiatives, and school restoration and beautification.
  *Live in a homestay with a Tanzanian family and become an integrated member of the community.
  *Work with a dynamic team of international volunteers.

For more information, including program dates, and to download the program application, visit website.

Gendered Health Disparities in Global Health Small Grants

Deadline to apply: June 6, 2011

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) invites applications requesting support of scholarly activities directed to global health issues, specifically focused on gendered health disparities.

The Sisters Fund seeks to enhance "activist" scholarship or other creative activities that benefit local and global communities experiencing gender-based health disparities. While providing funds for new and emerging work is a priority for this program, requests for support of on-going programs of research are also considered. Applications from all academic disciplines, including the arts, humanities and sciences, are welcome and encouraged.

Because this program has a very broad scope in terms of types of projects, we anticipate that funding requests will range widely in size. Funds may be requested from $500 to $10,000, depending on the scope of the project. We expect most awards to be in the lower end of the range. We encourage applications from those seeking matching funds or co-sponsorship from other sources, up to our limit.

For more information, including full application details, visit website.

Gates Foundation Grand Explorations Grants Round 7

Deadline to apply: May 19, 2011

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced 88 grants to explore bold and largely unproven ways to improve global health. The grants of US$100,000 each will be made to researchers from 25 countries. This marks the sixth round of funding from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to help lower the barriers for testing innovative ideas in global health.

Projects selected for funding focused on polio eradication and vaccines, cell-phone applications for global health, new approaches to cure HIV, sanitation technologies, and new ideas to improve the health of mothers and newborns. To read more about the new grants please visit

"One bold idea is all it takes to catalyze new approaches to global health and development," said Dr. Tachi Yamada, president of Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  "Despite the progress in global health and development, we vitally need creative ideas to discover and deliver life-saving vaccines, eradicate the next disease or slow the spread of
preventable diseases."

The foundation is currently accepting proposals for Round 7 of Grand Challenges Explorations until May 19, 2011 on the following topics, the first two of which are new:

* Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children
* Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges
* The Poliovirus Endgame: Create Innovative Ways to Accelerate, Sustain, and Monitor Eradication
* Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies
* Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection
* Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Solutions for Improved Uptake and Coverage of Childhood Vaccinations

Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.  

Full descriptions of the topics and application instructions are available here.

Student Scholarships to Mobile Health 2011

Deadline to apply: April 22, 2011 (conference dates: May 4-5, 2011)

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant has been awarded to help cover registration fees for students to the Mobile Health 2011 Conference. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to students who fill out the registration form and express strong interest in their answers. To find out more and fill out a registration form, see the website here.

Young Investigator Award, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Deadline for submissions: May 24, 2011

ASTMH will present the Young Investigator Award to outstanding young researchers during the annual meeting. This award encourages developing young scientists to pursue careers in various aspects of tropical disease research. For more information and to apply see here.

Residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center

Deadline for submissions: May 2, 2011

Through conferences and residencies, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, in Northern Italy, supports innovations that change the way we solve global problems. Here people of diverse expertise and backgrounds come together in a thought-provoking, collegial environment that helps promote impact on a wide range of world issues.

The Residency Program allows for one month of focused work, uninterrupted by the professional and personal demands of daily life, in a diverse and stimulating community of fellow residents. Residents include an international cohort of scholars, scientists, journalists, writers, artists, non-governmental organization practitioners and policymakers. In addition to time for writing, creativity and reflection during the day, building new connections and collegial interaction with other residents is an integral dimension of the Bellagio experience. Meals and informal presentations of residents' work afford an opportunity for dynamic discussion and engagement with each other. The combination of quiet time for individual, focused work and connections with such a diverse cohort is unparalleled.

Residencies typically last four weeks, and spouses/life partners may accompany residents. Joint applications from co-authors are also welcome. Applications for scholars' and artists' residencies are due by May 2, 2011, for residencies scheduled between February and August 2012 . (Residency applications will be due on December 1, 2011, for the residency period of August through December 2012.)
Applications from practitioners and for conferences are accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, and for more information, please visit here or download a brochure here.

CFHI Scholarships

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2011

Ten scholarships will be awarded toward any CFHI Program running during the months of August through December 2011.  Scholarships are some of CFHI’s biggest yet, US$1,000 each. There will be two special designated scholarships going towards participation in CFHI's Ophthalmology Program- Sight for All in New Delhi, India, and CFHI's Dental Program- Sonrie Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador.  Deadline to apply for scholarships is May 1, 2011.

Questions? See the website or Email:

Reinventing Maternal Health Challenge

Deadline for submissions: April 29, 2011

In celebration of International Women’s Day, ABC News' Be the Change: Save a Life and the Duke Global Health Institute are pleased to announce an opportunity for university students—undergraduate, graduate and professional students—to share their big ideas and emerging innovations in maternal health care. The Reinventing Maternal Health Challenge is looking for university students from around the world to submit a five-minute video explaining their big idea for improving maternal health. The prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to deploy those ideas, or early prototypes, into the world.

An international panel of global health experts will select the winning entries based on the innovation, potential impact and feasibility of the idea. Three finalists will be selected and one individual or team will win $10,000 and the opportunity to work with experts to develop and test the idea in the field. The Lemelson Foundation will connect the winner(s) with its partners who will offer mentorship support in the development, marketing and distribution process. The winner will also be invited to present his or her work before global health experts at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference in November in Montreal, Canada. (Conference registration will be available soon!)

Entries will be accepted at through April 29. Winners will be announced in early May. Follow #maternalchallenge for updates on the competition or visit on Facebook at Be the Change: Save a Life. Click here for complete rules and details

Global Health Fellowship, Village Hopecore International

Final selections will be made mid-April

Village Hopecore International is offering a fellowship in global health for individuals and graduate students who are interested in and have backgrounds in the areas of public health, nursing or medicine at its project site in Chogoria, Kenya. The fellowship will begin on July 1st, 2011 and end on July 21st, 2012. The fellow will receive a $500 per month living expense stipend.

The fellowship will feature the opportunity to participate in a hands-on fashion with an ongoing community health project. The fellow’s major responsibilities will be to supervise our public health and malaria prevention program, help distribute the bed nets, provide general health education and HIV prevention education with our nurse at the time of the home visits, and to work closely with our project nurse and regional hospital to provide health education to the community’s schools. VHI will provide training and supervision to the fellow to accomplish the responsibilities listed above. The fellowship began in 2009 and our current fellow is the third in our program.

The application and selection process will involve three stages. In the first stage, applicants e-mail a one page, cover letter stating the reason for their interest in our fellowship and a CV to Phil Rasori, MD, Medical Director of VHI at . The cover letters and CV’s will be evaluated and a selection will be made of competitive applicants. In the second stage, competitive applicants will be interviewed over the phone. Following the phone interviews, a group of finalists will be selected. In the third stage, the finalists will have an in-person interview or another phone interview if geographical considerations do not allow for an in-person interview. References will be obtained at this time. All finalists will have a chance to interview by phone the current VHI Fellow. We plan to make the final selection of the fellow in middle of April, 2011.

More information on VHI can be found at and on Dr. Phil Rasori, Medical Director, at his professional photography website at

ISID Neglected Tropical Diseases Meeting

Deadline for abstract submissions: April 15, 2011

This meeting will take place in Boston this July 8-10 and will be a rare opportunity to meet and interact with colleagues from around the world who are working to end debilitating diseases that afflict the world's poorest people. Learn from world leaders in the fields of global health, tropical medicine, public policy and social research about what is happening, and what still needs to happen, to eliminate these neglected diseases.

The abstract deadline is 15 April 2011, and the early registration deadline is 31 May 2011, so register now.

East Africa Fellows Program

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2011

This will be the first in a series of Regional Fellows Programs aimed to further our vision of developing leaders with the operational and financial skills necessary to execute innovative projects as well the moral imagination to create a more inclusive society and social system. We are looking for East Africans who are passionate about developing solutions to solve some of the region's and the world's most pressing social issues. We seek individuals who have a track record of leadership and strong business acumen, and who have been leading a project with large-scale social impact in East Africa, either as employees within businesses, public sector organizations and NGOs, or as entrepreneurs. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM (East Africa Time) on Friday, April 15, 2011. You must apply online. Apply now or tell your friends on Twitter and Facebook about the opportunity join the next generation of East African leaders. We look forward to receiving your applications.

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine Travel Awards

Deadline for submissions: April 13, 2011

Limited funding is available to support annual meeting travel of selected students, young investigators and scientists actively working in the tropical medicine field. Travel award applicants participate in the meeting through oral or poster presentations and are evaluated based on abstract quality and research results. Applicants need not be ASTMH members. Applicants must complete the online travel award application and must submit an abstract to the abstract submission site. For more information and to apply, see

Global HEED: Service-learning Programs in Health & Microfinance

Application are rolling.

Join GLOBAL HEED this summer as a 2011 Intern in Guatemala.

Go to to download the Summer 2011 Information Packet on the homepage, and also to apply for the internship.

No understanding of Spanish necessary. Internships are given on a rolling basis after interested students apply online & have a 15-20 minute informational interview with our team members, so that applicants can ask any questions that they have which are not already covered in the 2011 Information Packet.  
In the past 3 years, Global HEED has worked with incredibly passionate students from schools such as Stanford, Yale, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Brown, Emory, Johns Hopkins, Berkeley, UCLA, Northwestern, the University of Connecticut, and the University of North Carolina through our programs. 

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene- Annual Meeting Travel Award

Application Deadline: April 6, 2011
Annual Meeting Dates: December 4-8, 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene offers travel awards to qualified students, early career investigators and scientists actively working in the tropical medicine field to attend the Society’s annual meeting. These awards will facilitate participation for those who might not otherwise be able to attend. Selected recipients will enhance the overall scientific quality and learning potential of the meeting.
Travel awards are open to all members and non-members who have not previously received an ASTMH travel award. Non-U.S. citizens from Africa, Asia and Latin America are encouraged to apply. Award recipients participate in the meeting through oral or poster presentations.

Online application site opens March 2, 2011 – submit via link posted at

Global Women's Water Initiative Fellowships

Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2011

The Global Women’s Water Initiative is a program of Women’s Earth Alliance, providing training and seed funding for African women leaders to implement appropriate water technologies, build economic livelihoods, and enhance leadership skills so they can improve their communities’ health, self-reliance, and resilience to climate change.

GWWI seeks women graduate students and development professionals from around the globe who are seeking holistic and hands-on training in international development and WASH-related education and appropriate technology. Through a competitive application process, GWWI Fellows will be selected to work directly with African women trainers on community-based water projects. Ideal candidates are enrolled or have completed graduate programs in related fields, such as international development, public health, water and sanitation, environmental engineering and have experience working in the Global South. GWWI Fellows commit to one or two summers where they will participate in trainings and assist grassroots women leaders in their implementation of water projects.

Global Underdevelopment Action Fund Seed Grants – Request for Proposals

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis between: April 1 and August 31, 2011

As Stanford ’s primary forum for multidisciplinary research on international issues, FSI
actively promotes collaborations that transcend traditional academic boundaries to influence
public policy nationally and internationally. FSI’s Action Fund was established to jumpstart
innovative projects that will nurture new and promising areas of self-sustaining research and
expand the campus-wide community of scholars interested in issues of global

Eligibility and Guidelines
FSI’s Action Fund executive committee currently seeks proposals from Stanford principal
investigators (PIs) for early-stage research projects that address problems related to global
underdevelopment and poverty alleviation. Second-round awards will be for a maximum
of $40,000. The committee encourages proposals that are:
Outcomes oriented
Policy relevant
Training grounds for graduate and undergraduate students

Award recipients will be asked to present their work at a quarterly Action Fund event
during the 2011-12 academic year and to submit a summary report at the end of the
funding period. It is also expected that recipients will apply to external sources for
extension of their research projects and submit articles for publication. Grant funds may
include PI expenses for travel and materials, but may not be used to supplement PI salary.
Grants will expire one year after the award start date. Proposals should be no more than five pages in length, and include background/purpose, methods, expected results, future directions, and a budget.

Award Process
Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis between April 1 and August 31, 2011. Please
submit proposals electronically or direct questions to Belinda Byrne (
at FSI.

Fellowship in Population & Health for Junior Faculty in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2011

JICF Macro is seeking applications from junior faculty in demography, public health, economics, sociology, geography, and other social sciences at universities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to participate in the 2011 Demographic and Health Surveys Short-term Fellows Program for Junior Faculty. Since 1984, the Demographic and Health Surveys project has been providing accurate, nationally representative data on population, health, and nutrition for the developing world. The program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the MEASURE DHS contract.

Fellows selected for the program will be expected to complete a publishable-quality manuscript on policy-relevant questions related to one or more of the following topic areas: fertility; mortality; family planning; reproductive, maternal or child health; gender; HIV/AIDS; malaria; and/or nutrition using data collected in the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) or Service Provision Assessment (SPA) Surveys in one or more countries. Fellows will work at their home institutions but must be available to attend two workshops organized by ICF Macro, one at the beginning and one toward the end of the program (see schedule below). Manuscripts that meet the required standards will be published by ICF Macro in their Working Paper series. Fellows will be encouraged to submit their completed papers to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. The language for the program is English.

Candidates are invited to submit a brief research proposal (3-4 pages), clearly outlining the research question(s), scope of analysis, how DHS or SPA data will be used to answer these questions, and potential policy significance of their proposed study. Applications must be accompanied by i) a brief personal statement that includes information on the courses the applicant is teaching, research areas she/he plans to explore in the next five years, and prior experience with DHS data, if any; ii) a curriculum vitae including list of publications, if any, and information on experience in using statistical analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, or SAS; iii) names and contact information for three references; and iv) proof of status as current university faculty and duration of employment. Once selected, candidates will need to provide evidence, such as a letter of approval from their department chairperson, that the university/department is agreeable for them to participate and successfully complete the fellowship program including participating in both ICF Macro organized workshops. The program for 2011 will select 12 applicants for the fellowship based on the merits of their research proposal and on an assessment of the potential for growth of the applicant from an evaluation of all accompanying materials. Preference will be given to junior faculty—those who have completed five or fewer years in the faculty position.

Each selected fellow will be awarded a $5,000 stipend to cover his/her research expenses, which will be paid in three installments, upon submission of a detailed analysis plan, after completion of the first complete draft manuscript, and after satisfactory completion of final revised manuscript. In addition, ICF Macro will cover travel, lodging, and per diem expenses for each fellow to attend the workshops.

Please send applications to Dr. Sunita Kishor, Director of Research (Acting), International Research and Development Division, ICF Macro, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705, USA. Email: with a copy to; Tel: +1 301-572-0200; Fax: +1 301-572-0999. For information on Demographic and Health Surveys and Service Provision Assessment Surveys, visit

Apply to the Global Health Corps

Deadline for Applications: March 6, 2011 (for non-US citizens, deadline is April 1, 20110)

Join a community of emerging leaders committed to global health equity and social justice. Serve with outstanding organizations in Burundi, Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda, or the US.

Global Health Corps Fellows must:

No specific background or technical experience is necessary, as each individual fellowship placement will require different specific skills. Review the fellowship placement descriptions to learn about the specific assignments and the skills that our placement organizations are looking for.

For all Fellowships, we value three qualities: strength of character, relevant skills and experience, and leadership.

For more information and to apply, go to

Unite For Sight - Global Health World Fellow

Applications are rolling

The Global Health World Fellowship provides an outstanding recent college or public health graduate with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs.  You will work from the New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus.

In this full-time paid job position, the Fellow will work closely with Unite For Sight’s CEO on global health programming.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Qualifications and requirements include:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to, and reference the position title in the subject line. The highest quality candidates will be invited to submit a transcript, two writing samples, and three letters of recommendation on a Unite For Sight online recommendation form. After review of the transcript, writing samples, and letters of recommendation, select candidates will be invited for a phone interview, followed by an in-person interview in New Haven.

CFHI Rotation in Ecuador

Applications are rolling

Learn first-hand how healthcare professionals in Quito, the capital of Ecuador and the more rural Ecuadorian coast are working to provide universal access and quality healthcare services to the general population. The program gives participants a unique chance to take part in healthcare services and programs that are free-of-charge and witness how these services and programs try to improve patient access to care.

Upon completion of the program, participants will have a holistic understanding of the healthcare system in Ecuador and identify and appreciate the differences between the urban and rural government institutions, with a clear understanding of the institutional barriers to providing free care. Participants will also learn about the major public health issues facing two very different parts of Ecuador.

This program begins with 2 weeks in Quito, where participants will be given an orientation to Ecuadorian culture and program logistics in the capital city of Quito. In this program participants will also take 20 hours of Spanish language classes and participate in a variety of clinical rotations. For the remaining two weeks of the 4-week program, students will be based in the town of Santa Helena, located in the Ecuadorian Pacific coast. While in Santa Elena, participants will rotate alongside local health professionals during clinical rotations at government-run primary healthcare clinics and hospitals. Participants will also be able to learn about prevention and treatment of tropical diseases in Ecuador and depending on local availability, participate in public health education outreach program on nutrition, tuberculosis-DOTS, HIV/STD's and vaccinations.

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Young Advocates for Social Change Award presented by Global Health Strategies

Application Deadline: April 1, 2011

About the Award: The Young Advocates for Social Change Award was established by Global Health Strategies to honor exceptional young leaders and innovators working to improve the public good. The winner will be awarded a $5,000 prize at an advocacy luncheon in New York City.

Who Should Apply: The award is open to individuals 25 years of age or younger who have contributed to an advocacy or communications project related to a public interest issue such as health, the environment, human rights or education.

How to Apply: Find out more and apply at:

Kean Fellowship in Tropical Medicine

Applicants: Medical students from North America interested in tropical medicine.
Application Deadline: March 2, 2011

Benjamin H. Kean, MD, (1912-1993) was an internationally acclaimed expert in tropical medicine, discovered the causes of several diseases, including turista, also known as travelers’ diarrhea. Moreover, he was a renowned teacher, researcher and practitioner of tropical medicine whose mentorship and support enabled many medical students and physicians-in-training to begin and sustain their careers in tropical medicine. He fiercely maintained that early hands-on experience in the tropics was the best way to stimulate a career in tropical medicine. Dr. Kean was instrumental in helping many medical students obtain these fundamental experiences that spurred lifetime commitments. In 1998, to honor Dr. Kean and build on his legacy of engaging students in an interest in and passion for tropical medicine, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene unanimously agreed to establish a Fellowship in Dr. Kean's name, the Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine. The Fellowship would honor his significant contributions to the field and perhaps more importantly, would carry on his legacy of teacher and mentor. The Fellowship is administered by the Society’s American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health and provides travel expenses for medical students who arrange clinical tropical medicine or tropical medicine research electives in areas afflicted by tropical diseases.

Financial support for clinical and research electives in tropical medicine as follows:  
-- Round-trip coach airfare (best-price ticketing) to and from the overseas location indicated in recipient’s application form
-- Up to $1000 USD reimbursement of living expenses (fellowship funds do not cover research expenses)

Eligibility details
Applicant must be a full-time student in a North American accredited school of medicine at the time of the application and at the time of the elective.
-- Applicant must propose an elective in tropical medicine research or training in clinical tropical medicine, including at least one month at a site endemic for tropical communicable diseases, starting after June 1, 2011.

Online application site
As of February 3, 2011, applications can be submitted online via the link posted at

Award notice
Applicants will be notified of fellowship decisions in early June, 2011.

Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) Fellowship Training Program

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2011

Two-year postdoctoral fellowship NIH T32 program: "Mechansims and innovation in vascular disease. Postdocs with M.D.s and Ph.D.s permitted. Must be permanent residents or U.S. citizens. Trainee must not have already received more than 2 years of post-doctoral funding from NIH training grants (e.g., T32, NRSA) in order to be eligible for this award.

Post-Doctoral Scholar Vision Research Training Grant

Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2011

The Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences (SINTN) and Department of Ophthalmology are requesting applications for vision research training post-doctoral full-time research positions. We will fund 3 scholars, each for up to 2 years. See guidelines for additional information. Stanford faculty, research associates, research scientists and Instructors are not eligible.

Stanford Vascular Medicine Fellowship Training Program

Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2011

This three year postdoctoral fellowship training program is intended to train leaders in academic vascular medicine. To be eligible for this fellowship, candidates must be US citizens or permanent US residents who have completed their MD.
Past applicants have primarily been Cardiologists but the positions are open to general and vascular surgery residents as well.

Summer Program in Global Health Effectiveness

Dates: July 6-29, 2011
Location: Harvard
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2011

Entering its third year, the Global Health Effectiveness Program trains public health leaders and health practitioners through a curriculum of epidemiology, management science and global health delivery case studies, enabling them to effectively design and manage programs that improve health outcomes for the populations they serve.  Our three-week program will consist of two credit-granting courses and one seminar taught by senior Harvard faculty:

Epidemiologic Methods for Global Health (2.5 credits): will cover introductory level epidemiology and a biostatistics primer introducing basic principles of statistics, with a specific focus on problems related to global health.

Seminar on Principles of Management in Global Health: will educate students in the fundamental principles of organizational behavior, strategy, operations management, leadership and financial accounting relevant for work in leading global health programs.

Studies in Global Health Care Delivery (2.5 credits): will engage students in the analysis of Harvard case studies that describe efforts to improve health care delivery in resource-poor settings. Classroom discussion of these cases will illuminate principles and frameworks for the design of efficient and effective global health interventions.

The program is co-sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, under the direction of Harvard faculty on the staff of Brigham and Women's Hospital. This program is one of many developed by Harvard's Global Health Delivery project, which is dedicated to improving health worldwide through creating and sharing a comprehensive knowledge base on effective design and implementation of health care programs and systems in resource-poor settings. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to global health and experience in global health organizations, with a background in health care or a related field. International students are encouraged to apply. Tuition and fees for the above courses will total approximately $4,400. Applications and supporting documents must be received by February 1, 2011.

To learn more about the Global Health Effectiveness Program, and for application instructions, visit

You may also contact for more information Essay Contest

Deadline for Submissions: February 28, 2011 will launch its fifth annual essay contest on January 19, 2011. Students will be asked to submit an original essay of no more than 1,000 words.

Essay Topic:
In March 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  There has been extensive debate over the law and Americans remain divided about what lawmakers should do going forward, with some favoring expansion of the law, some wanting to leave it as is and focus on implementation, and some wanting to repeal parts of or the entire law.  You’ve just been hired as a health aide to a newly elected member of Congress (choose one) who has asked you to prepare a memo summarizing what the next steps should be on health reform.  In 1,000 words or less, please explain and justify your recommendations, identify major challenges, and discuss how they could be addressed.

Undergraduate and graduate students will be judged separately and the first-place winners will be awarded $1,500; second-place winners will receive $750. Complete details, dates, rules and regulations for the essay contest will be available online by January 19, 2011 and all essays must be submitted by February 28, 2011.

Affordable Health Innovation Poster Exhibit and Awards Program at the 8th Annual World Health Care Congress

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2011
Conference Dates: April 4-6, 2011
Location: Washington, D.C.

You are invited to participate in the Affordable Health Innovation Poster Exhibit and Awards Program at the 8th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 4-6, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The exhibit and awards program, now in its third year, is part of the WHCC Affordable Health Innovation Global Initiative  The project promotes innovators such as you who are working to improve health care through affordable, sustainable and scalable solutions. We seek well-established organizations and budding social entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, academic and research institutions.

This year, the poster exhibit is aligned with the World Health Innovation Summit, a three-day forum that is part of the World Health Care Congress and focuses exclusively on efforts to provide health care that is affordable and accessible to economically-challenged and rural populations. Participating in the poster exhibit offers a valuable opportunity to network with our audience, learn the latest trends in global health care, and be part of one of the world’s premier health care events. We will also host an awards program to honor the event’s top submissions.

All poster participants are welcome to attend the World Health Innovation Summit and any other programming at the World Health Care Congress that is of interest. Participants may also attend all conference networking functions.

As exhibit space is limited, the deadline for submitting abstracts for consideration is Tuesday, February 1, 2011.

Click here to submit your poster for registration:
Cost of participation: $195 (full conferences pass). This is a special rate offered to poster participants. Scholarships to waive the registration fee are available and based on need.  Participants are responsible for covering their travel costs.

Call for Abstracts: Global Health Council's 38th Annual International Conference on Global Health: Securing a Healthier Future in a Changing World

Deadline to submit abstracts: January 21, 2011
Conference Date: June 13-17, 2011

If current demographic changes continue, the average age will be older in most parts of the world than it is today, more people will live in cities, and population growth will have slowed throughout the world except in Africa. These trends naturally result in changes in the burden of disease, most notably a transition from infectious to non-communicable diseases, from acute to chronic disease.

The Council seeks five types of abstract this year:

In all submissions, the Council seeks abstracts that demonstrate best practices with an emphasis on measurable results, evidence-based policies, and the latest findings on the cutting edge of research.

For abstract-related questions, please e-mail For all other conference inquiries, please email

Call for Workshop Proposals: 13th Annual Northern California Global Health Conference: Breaking Borders and Boundaries

Deadline to submit workshop proposal: January 17, 2011
Conference Date: April 9, 2011

The 13th Annual IHIG Global Health Conference, “Global Health: Breaking Borders and Boundaries” will take place Saturday, April 9th at the UC Davis Conference Center on the UC Davis campus. The conference will include plenary speakers, breakout sessions, NGO exhibits, and student poster presentations. This is an opportunity for you to share and showcase information about your current research, fieldwork, or area of interest in global health.

We invite schools / students to submit proposals to present and lead a breakout session workshop in any area of global health that would be of interest to STUDENTS. The topic does not have to relate to the specific conference theme, though your proposal must illustrate well-developed concepts and clear objectives. Breakout sessions are 75 minutes in length and should be of interest to medical, nursing, veterinary medicine, pharmacy or social work students.

Proposal Submissions: Guidelines & Requirements
Workshop proposal format (please provide all information below)
1) Workshop title
2) Primary presenter name, university, division, degree program, email address
3) Collaborating presenter/s name, university, email address
4) Indicate proposed speakers for the session
5) A paragraph describing the background of why the workshop will be of value and how
it relates to global health
6) Specific learning objectives (typically 3-5) for the workshop
7) Identify past research or work pertaining to topic
8) A plan for how you will use the allotted 75 minutes
9) Any prerequisites needed for the workshop (background or requested readings)
10) AV requirements
• Submit proposal as a Word document of two pages or less in 12pt font
• Submission deadline is January 17, 2011
• Presenters will be notified by February 1, 2011

Apply to be a Recruiting Associate for Global Health Corps
Recruiting Associate
10 hours/week
December 20 - March 20

Global Health Corps (GHC) is a fellowship program working to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build a movement for health equity. We do this by providing opportunities for young professionals from around the world to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity in year-long paid fellowships. We have 36 fellows this year, and we are growing to 70 positions for next year. By 2015 we hope to have 500 fellows strengthening health systems around the world, and 500 alumni around the world continuing to build this movement. 

The Recruiting Associates will help GHC achieve its mission by identifying great candidates for our 2011-2012 fellowship class. Recruiting associates will receive direction and report to the GHC staff member responsible for coordinating the overall recruiting strategy. Specifically, associates will:

Expand our Database of Contacts:
• Identify and catalogue 300 new contacts that would be able to forward recruiting flyers to potential candidates
Distribute Electronic Flyers:
• Distribute e-flyers with personal notes to all contacts at three different points
• Follow-up to responses from contacts
Solicit Fellow Nominations:
• Reach out to professors and prominent leaders to solicit fellow nominations
Improve on our model to find great talent:
• The role will demand a creative spirit 
• Associates will be given freedom to try new ideas and experiment
Develop a Sector-Specific Strategy:
• Design and implement a plan to reach specific target groups, including the private sector and technology sector.
Solicit Media Coverage:
• Attempt to get relevant blogs, newspapers, and other media sources to profile the fellowship opportunities

Kilimanjaro Education Outreach: 2011 Global Health Student Collaboration
June 18-August 13, 2011

Visit for details.

IANPH Call for Proposals for Seed Grants for Research and Short-Term Project Grants

Each year, IANPHI calls for proposals for seed grants for research and short-term program grants for assistance, training, or expert consultations. The deadline to submit proposals for 2011–2012 grants is December 1, 2010.
For more information, visit the IANPHI grants webpage.
Inquiries concerning both the seed grants and short-term grants should be directed to

The Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights
Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2011
The Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights was established in 1999 to honor Dr. Jonathan Mann and highlight the vital link between health and human rights. The Award is bestowed annually to a leading practitioner in health and human rights and comes with a financial award to support the recipient's work in global health and human rights.

For nomination criteria and complete details on the Award, please visit here.

Apply to Mobilizing Health

Mobilizing Health, a health/tech non-profit, uses proprietary software to connect under-served communities to licensed practitioners via SMS. The team is a hybrid of Stanford and Cal students and has raised $100,000 from founders and executives at prominent high technology companies. After two months of being in rural India last summer, the first version of their application is running live and has just helped its 200th patient - it is connecting 50,000 villagers at this very moment! Mobilizing Health is recruiting for its Development, Programs, and Website Teams. If you are interested, please submit your information at

2011 Pfizer Fellowship in Global Health

Promoting global health is part of a growing collaboration among world partners to find sustainable solutions to the health challenges of today. Disease epidemics such as HIV/AIDS in Africa and the recent SARS virus in Asia can a have far-reaching impact in our increasingly connected global community. Strengthening the health systems of all nations, increasing access to medicines, and preventing and controlling infectious and chronic diseases are among the initiatives of global health promotion.

The goal of the Fellowship in Global Health is to positively impact the overall health and wellness of the world. Research should focus on underserved communities worldwide and on improving the health of persons in the developing world. For more information on the deadline and eligibility, please visit Pfizer.

Recruiting physicians to work in Lambarene, Gabon

The Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene, Gabon, ( is urgently seeking physicians for its Pediatrics and Internal Medicine services.  A minimum stay of two months (three preferred) is required, with airfare and on-site living expenses provided by the Hospital.  We also seek longer-term (paid contracts of 2 years) staff.  Fluency in French is required; experience in inpatient and outpatient care in Africa or similar settings is highly desired.  Candidates for short-term posts should have completed most of their pediatric or internal medicine training.  Candidates for longer-term positions must have completed their training; board certification strongly preferred.

The Schweitzer Hospital is a 150-bed general hospital in the rural Moyen Ogooue Region of Gabon with an international physician staff (>50% African), on the front lines of HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, maternal/child health and other common Sub-Saharan Africa clinical and public health problems.   It operates as a private NGO in close collaboration with the Gabonese Ministry of Health.  Its Medical Research Unit ( is one of the leading research facilities in Africa, now expanding its historic research and training efforts in malaria to TB, HIV/AIDS and other problems. 

Interested candidates should send a brief letter of introduction and CV to:

Lachlan Forrow, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Global Viral Forecasting Initiative is recruiting undergraduate research assistants
Global Viral Forecasting Initiative founded by Dr. Nathan Wolfe, Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Human Biology at Stanford University, is recruiting undergraduate research assistants for his most recent viral discovery and outbreaks project.  Please visit here for a complete description of the opportunity.  Feel free to contact Stephanie Nevins (Human Biology '10) at  with any questions.  If you are thinking of applying, please visit this site to put yourself into our GVFI application system.  

Attending the Commission on the Status of Women Meetings at the United Nations in New York

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) and the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University (CWHHR) in Boston, MA are offering the opportunity for college students to attend the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings at the United Nations in New York from February 19 - 26, 2011.

For more information about the application process and scholarships, click here.

International Service Opportunities with NGOabroad

NGOabroad is a unique service that provides frugal, customized international volunteer options
and helps people enter international humanitarian work. They have several open volunteer positions in various countries. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

FACE AIDS’ 2011 Ride Against AIDS
The Ride Against AIDS is an annual cross-country bike ride that raises funds and awareness for FACE AIDS all across the country. It is an original and powerful way to get involve din the movement for social justice around the world. Visit this website for an application. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2010.

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