Overview

We are looking for exceptional students interested in having meaningful educational experiences in global health. Throughout the year, we take on interns and fellows from many backgrounds to learn about and assist our programs and operations.

We offer limited paid and unpaid internships, as well as paid fellowships, funded through a GlaxoSmith-Kline grant. Our goals are to provide students with opportunities to learn from world-renowned public health subject matter experts and experience working with partnerships. Under general supervision, students will receive exposure to broad and stimulating projects that will complement their academic and career interests. Depending on the school, students may also receive academic credit.

The Task Force offers internships and fellowships in the following programs and departments:

  • Center for Vaccine Equity
  • Children Without Worms
  • Integrated Program Services
  • International Trachoma Initiative
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center
  • Mectizan Donation Program
  • Public Health Informatics Institute
  • Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET)

Internships

Current students enrolled in high school, undergraduate or graduate school

Application Process:

  • A completed internship application (PDF)
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation from a person familiar with your studies, research interests or previous work experience.

Application Deadline:

Rolling basis

Selection Process:

The Task Force will review applications and select applicants based on their interest and The Task Force’s current ability to support their interest.

Fellowships

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Fellowship:
Since 2007, GSK has provided The Task Force with a grant to offer meaningful real world experience and mentoring to graduate students pursuing degrees in disciplines related to global health. Each year, The Task Force selects two graduate students for an eight-week summer opportunity. The fellowship will provide compensation to the fellow in the form of a $2,500 stipend.

Eligibility:

Current graduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Application Process:

  • A cover letter stating the applicant’s area of interest in public health that includes an overview or summary of related projects, experiences, or publications produced by the applicant (maximum on page)
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from instructors or supervisors in related positions that details the performance of the individual
  • Submit these documents to AskHR@taskforce.org.

Application Deadline:

Application Open: February 1- May 31

Start Date: June

Selection Process:

The Task Force will review application and select applicants based on their interests and our current abilities to support their interests.

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