Organizations for International Fellowships, Internships and Volunteering in Public Health
* NOTE: This listing is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of organizations serving international populations, but an introduction to the wide variety of international opportunities. Further, the appearance of an organization on this list should not be interpreted as pre-approval of an MPH practice experience/internship offered by that organization. The compiler of this list has no first-hand knowledge of these organizations or how they are managed.
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AmeriSpan sends thousands of people of all ages to participate in language immersion, volunteer projects, internship placements and educational programs abroad.
Cross Cultural Solutions
Cross-Cultural Solutions is a non-profit organization operating international volunteer programs. CCS has a worldwide staff with administrative offices located in the United States and United Kingdom .
Experiential Learning International
ELI is a non-profit organization that creates volunteer, internship and study abroad opportunities for the globally-minded who don't want to travel as mere tourists.
The largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
Global Health Education Consortium
GHEC is a consortium of faculty and health care educators dedicated to international health education in U.S. and Canadian medical schools and residency programs.
Global Service Corps
Nonprofit international volunteer organization providing service-learning opportunities for people worldwide to live and work abroad in Thailand and Tanzania.
HealthCare Volunteer was started as a free non-profit portal that connects all volunteers interested in health related volunteering to the right volunteering opportunity.
Over 57,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location, or mission. Thousands of volunteer opportunities in your community and around the world, and a list of organizations that can help you volunteer abroad.
Institute of International Education
Independent non-profit organization founded in 1919, is a world leader in the exchange of people and ideas. The Institute administers over 200 programs and serves as a clearing house for international work and study opportunities.
International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
International Medical Volunteers Association
The International Medical Volunteers Association (IMVA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes, facilitates, and supports voluntary medical activity through education and information exchange. Our interests are primarily in developing countries.
International Service Learning
ISL is an international educational agency that provides medical and educational teams of volunteers to provide services for the underserved populations of Central and South America, Mexico, and Africa.
International Volunteer Programs Association
An alliance of nonprofit, non-governmental organizations, based in the Americas, that are involved in international volunteer and internship exchanges.
NGOabroad is a unique service that helps you enter or advance in international humanitarian work & provides frugal, customized international volunteer opportunities.
Rotary International/The Rotary Foundation
The Educational Programs Division of The Rotary Foundation exists to achieve understanding and world peace through the exchange of people internationally. It is the specific mission of the Educational Programs Division to provide quality programs and services to those individuals who apply for funding and logistical support to undertake a term of study abroad.
Social Science Research Council
SSRC fellowship and grant programs provide support and professional recognition to innovators within fields, and especially to younger researchers whose work and ideas will have longer-term impact on society and scholarship. Some programs offer summer institutes, advanced research grants, and grants for professionals and practitioners to conduct research.
Transitions Abroad is a magazine with the specific goal of providing information that would enable travelers to actually meet the people of other countries, to learn about their culture, to speak their language, and to "transition" to a new level of understanding and appreciation for our fascinating world. The web site is a clearing house for working, studying and volunteering in other countries.
United Nations Volunteers is the United Nations focal point for promoting and harnessing volunteerism for effective development.
The uVolunteer program specializes in arranging and managing international volunteer placement in Costa Rica, Ghana and Thailand.
World Volunteer Web
The World Volunteer Web supports the volunteer community by serving as a global clearinghouse for information and resources linked to volunteerism that can be used for campaigning, advocacy and networking.