International Opportunities

The following are external international opportunities available to Pritzker students.

International Opportunities

amfAR: Rosenfield Fellowship
Purpose:

During their placement, interns and fellows will co-author policy papers on specific issues related to the domestic and global HIV/AIDS epidemic. They will also contribute to the work of the public policy office by collaborating on writing and research projects, organizing meetings and conferences, and attending federal, Congressional, and NGO briefings.

Fellows will be eligible for up to a six-month placement and interns for three months.

Eligibility:

amfAR’s Allan Rosenfield, M.D., HIV/AIDS Public Policy Internship and Fellowship program supports exceptional college undergraduates and graduate students who aspire to become public health and public policy leaders in HIV/AIDS. Based at amfAR’s public policy office in Washington, D.C., the program was established in memory of distinguished public health leader Allan Rosenfield, M.D., dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health for 22 years and chair of amfAR’s program board.

Funding: Interns and fellows will receive stipends based on their academic degree status.
Deadline:

Contact policyfellowship@amfar.org

Child Family Health International
Purpose: 4-8 week long international health-service learning opportunities in a variety of settings (Argentina; Bolivia; Equador; India; Mexico; South Africa; Uganda).
Eligibility:

CFHI programs are open to participants 20 years of age or older at the time of participation. CFHI programs are open to all with an interest in global health. Coursework related to health or medicine and experience volunteering in a clinical setting is recommended.

Costs: Students must pay for the cost of their own program.
Deadline:

Applying early is encouraged in order to secure your spot in your top choice program and to give you more time to prepare for the program. All applications received 45 days or less before any arrival date are considered last minute applications.

Benjamin Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine
Purpose: The fellowship supports those who pursue clinical tropical medicine or tropical medicine research electives in areas afflicted by tropical diseases.
Eligibility: 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.
Funds: Awards vary
Deadline: February 2017

Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship

Purpose:

The Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation provides an opportunity for up to three US medical students to complete a yearlong international clinical research project in Tanzania or Kenya. The fellowship begins in July and features didactic training during the fall before the fellows travel to the research location for 8-9 months to work on their project with mentorship from Duke and collaborating institution faculty. Each fellow will collaborate with a student or trainee selected by the local institution as a peer mentor, and receives additional support to engage in professional development activities with their faculty mentor.

The goal of the fellowship is to produce future leaders of global health clinical research. 

Eligibility:

This fellowship is open to US-based medical students with at least two years of medical school training who are planning to conduct clinical research in a low- or middle-income country. Three students will be selected each year.

Interviews with select applicants will be conducted during the month of February.

Funds:

Fellows receive a stipend of $29,000, research support of $4,000, health insurance (if applicable), didactic training in research methods, travel expenses to the annual Doris Duke Foundation meeting, round trip travel to the research site, round trip travel to Tanzania for a mid-fellowship training, and round trip travel to a relevant research conference.

Deadline: January 12, 2016
Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Medical Ethics
  Purpose:

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its 2014 medical fellowships. FASPE Medical, a component of a larger program that works with students in various fields, uses the conduct of doctors and other medical professionals in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust as a launching point for an intensive course of study on medical ethics. FASPE is predicated upon the power of place, and in particular the first-hand experience of visiting Auschwitz and traveling through Germany and Poland where Fellows study the past and consider how to apply the lessons of history as they confront the ethical challenges of today.

  Eligibility:

Medical applicants must be enrolled in an MD or DO program at the time of their application or must have an MD or DO and be working towards a subsequent degree.

  Deadline:

December 22, 2015

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows and Scholars in Public Health
  Purpose:

Fogarty has partnered with the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings for both medical or graduate student fellows and postdoctoral scholars.

  Eligibility: Fellows applications are open to medical or graduate students; Scholars applications are open to those who have received a PhD in the past 5 years
  Deadline: Fellows application deadline:  November 15, 2015
Friends of the Children of Haiti Clinic
  Purpose: Team volunteers work side-by-side with experienced FOTCOH personnel, treating people who otherwise will go without any medical attention.
  Eligibility: Email FOTCH for volunteer requirements email@fotcoh.org
  Cost: Volunteers must pay the cost of the trip
  Deadline: Email FOTCH for a current mission schedule email@fotcoh.org
Fulbright IIE U.S. Student Fellowship
Purpose: To foster leadership, learning and empathy between cultures.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens who hold a B.A. degree at the time of the grant; some countries have requirements regarding foreign language proficiency and/or previous time spent in country.
Funds: Subject to availability of federally-appropriated funds
Deadline: Application due to the University of Chicago; the institution will submit an electronic copy and a hard copy of the application to the Institute of International Education. The University of Chicago campus deadline is September 15, 2014. Contact Jessica Smith for more details.
NIH Fogarty International Center Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars
Purpose:

The Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars provides supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative research environment for early stage investigators from the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as defined by the World Bank, to enhance their global health research expertise and their careers. (See The World Bank Country and Lending Groups to identify countries with low- or middle-income economies.)

Eligibility: See website for more details
Infectious Disease Society of North America-Medical Scholars Program
Purpose: IDSA Education and Research Foundation offers summer scholarships to medical students with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow. It is the responsibility of IDSA members and fellows to identify and solicit interested students
Eligibility: Any medical student interested in pursuing research activity on pediatric or adult infectious diseases. These activities may involve either clinical or research activities. Further details available here.
Funds: $2000
Deadline: February 2016
Interhealth South America
Purpose:

Introduction to Ecuadorian and South American primary and community health care, integrated with immersion medical Spanish language instruction.

Eligibility: First and fourth-year medical students and primary care residents
Funds: N/A
Deadline: Contact Dr. Don Wedemeyer: dwedemeyer@pol.net
International Service Learning
Purpose: Presents unique and exciting opportunity for students to experience field clinical work first hand in the rural and urban areas of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, Mexico, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
Eligibility: Medical students.
Funds: Cost vary. See website.
Deadline: Dates vary. See website.
Luce Scholars Program
Purpose: The Luce Scholars Program awards scholarships and sends a select group of young scholars to various locations in Asia for a year in their field of interest.
Eligibility: American citizens with at least a bachelor's degree, no older than 29 at the time they enter the program and cannot have had significant exposure to Asian culture or Asian studies; strong leadership ability; potential for professional accomplishment within chosen field.
Funds: All expenses paid
Process: Letter of nomination sent by faculty member to:
Chairman, Luce Scholars Selection Committee
Center for East Asian Studies, JUDD HALL 302
University of Chicago
5835 S. Kimbark Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Deadline: Not specified.
MAP International Medical Fellowship
Purpose: The MAP International Medical Fellowship encourages lifelong involvement in global health issues by providing selected medical students firsthand exposure in a Christian context to the health, social and cultural characteristics of a developing world community
Eligibility:

Fourth-year medical students at the time of their externship are eligible.  Applications should be submitted during the academic year prior to travel.

Funds:

The fellowship provides 100 percent of the approved round trip airfare to one destination. In most instances, students pay room and board as well as any in-country travel expenses.

Deadline: The annual deadline to submit an application is March 1 - applications should be submitted during the academic year prior to travel.
O.C. Hubert Student Fellowship in International Health
Purpose: The O.C. Hubert Student Fellowship in International Health, endowed by the O.C. Hubert Charitable Trust, is designed to encourage students to think of public health in a global context.
Eligibility:
  • A medical or veterinary student in your 2nd or 3rd year when you apply
  • Enrolled in a school accredited by the
    • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • American Osteopathic Association
    • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Covered by medical insurance during the fellowship
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Able to attend the fellowship orientation, January 10–13, 2013 (unless you are out of the country on your field assignment)
Funds: Hubert fellows receive a $4,000 stipend to help pay for travel and living expenses while in-country. Any cost above $4,000 is the responsibility of the fellow. Orientation travel expenses are paid by the CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship.
Deadline: Application currently closed. Please check website for updates.
Unite for Sight International Volunteer Program
Purpose: Unite For Sight targets the more than 36 million people with undiagnosed and untreated cases of preventable blindness.
Eligibility: Volunteers interested in assisting interns and eye doctors in an international health setting (Ghana; Honduras; India).
Cost: Volunteers pay for their own airfare, travel, VISA, immunizations, insurance, and living expenses. No funds for travel, lodging, or living expenses are paid directly to Unite For Sight. The total costs will depend on your program location and on the amount of time you will be abroad.
Deadline: Programs fill quickly, and it is suggested that you apply as soon as you decide that you would like to participate. You may apply more than a full year in advance, or you may apply a few months in advance.
University of Chicago Human Rights Program Scholarship
Purpose: The Human Rights Internship Program offers a select group of Chicago students the opportunity to learn the skills and understand the difficulties inherent in putting human rights into practice.
Eligibility: Students are not required to take a Human Rights course before applying, but accepted interns should take Human Rights II (History and Theory) or Human Rights III (Contemporary Issues in Human Rights) prior to starting their internship.
Funds: $5,000
Deadline:

See website