Gap Year Internships, Fellowships, and Grants

If you plan to take time off between graduation and entering into a graduate health program here are some internship, fellowship, and grant opportunities to consider during that time:

Americorps: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

Community Health Corps: http://www.communityhealthcorps.org/

Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/work-us/work-office/office-internships

Global Health Corps: http://ghcorps.org/

Health Corps: http://healthcorps.org/

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME): http://www.healthdata.org/post-bachelor-fellowship

Idealist: http://www.idealist.org/

Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti: http://www.ijdh.org/take-action/volunteer/

National Health Corps: http://www.nationalhealthcorps.org/

Partners in Health: http://www.pih.org/pages/employment

Pathways: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/

Peace Corps: http://www.peacecorps.gov/

Peer Health Exchange: http://www.peerhealthexchange.org/

Princeton in Africa: http://www.princetoninafrica.org/

Princeton in Asia: http://piaweb.princeton.edu/

Princeton in Latin America: http://www.princeton.edu/~pila/

US Aid: http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/careers/student-internships

Association of Public Health Laboratories Emerging Infectious Disease Program: https://www.aphl.org/fellowships/Pages/PHL-NBS.aspx

CDC PHAP Prog: http://www.cdc.gov/phap/become_associate/opportunity.html

Center for Disease Control (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/fellowships/

Families USA Villers and Wellstone Fellowship: http://familiesusa.org/about/careers

Fellowships such as the Bill Emerson Hunger Fellowship are listed under “Gap Year Experience” on Spotlight on Careers or visit: http://www.hungercenter.org/fellowships/emerson/

Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation: http://www.truman.gov/

National Biosafety and Biocontainment Program (NBBTP): http://www.nbbtp.org/introductory-information/

NIH Post Bac IRTA Program: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta

NIH Technical IRTA Program (NIRTA): https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/tech_irta

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award: https://www.nationalgridus.com/huntington.asp

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention: http://www.seiservices.com/SAMHSA/csap/preventionfellowship/

Summer Programs outside the NIH: https://www.training.nih.gov/summer_programs_outside_the_nih

UNICEF: http://www.unicefusa.org/about/people/unicef-jobs-and-careers/unicef-fellowships

 

BATES RELATED

Fellowships in which you apply through Bates: http://www.bates.edu/fellowships/the-fellowships/

 

GENERAL DATABASES/ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Columbia’s database of fellowships: https://gs.columbia.edu/find-fellowship

Pivot.com Funding Database: http://pivot.cos.com/funding_main

MSU Grants for Individuals: http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3subject.htm

 

ABROAD INFORMATION: DATABASES and SELECT PROGRAMS

Guidelines for Premedical and Medical Students Providing Patient Care During Clinical Experiences Abroad: this important document reviews what to keep in mind in while exploring volunteer programs abroad. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). https://www.aamc.org/download/181690/data/guidelinesforstudentsprovidingpatientcare.pdf

American Medical Student Association: searchable database with 80+ opportunities listed for pre-med undergraduates

Association of Voluntary Service Organizations: member directory of organizations worldwide that you can contact

Family Medicine Interest Group:  listing of international health volunteer opportunities

Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER): list of programs and fellowships.

Idealist.org: searchable database of volunteer opportunities worldwide; also has organization directory

International Volunteer Programs Association: searchable database of opportunities; information about volunteering abroad.

Child Family Health International: 20+ community health project programs in seven countries

Himalayan Health Exchange: expeditions to provide care to underserved populations in remote areas of Indo-Tibetan Borderlands

International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations: present in over 100 countries, can view a list of available activities directly from homepage

International Service Learning: offers volunteer opportunities in many countries, providing medical care to those who would otherwise be unable to receive treatment

Maximo Nivel: volunteer in Latin America while building your proficiency in the Spanish language

Projects Abroad: sends 10,000 people per year overseas to participate in a variety of service projects and internships

Unite for Sight: offers four program divisions to provide support to eye clinics worldwide

Somos Hermanos: this program entails a mix of one-on-one language instruction, community volunteering, cultural activities and lectures, and a visit to El Salvador and Mexico