Global Health Field Experience

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All MPH students working towards the Global Health Concentration are required to complete an internship in a low to middle income country as part of their studies. This internship is generally during the summer and typically involves 10-12 weeks of full–time work. Students select an internship in conjunction with their advisor that fits in with their career aspirations. The location of the internship is largely up to the student and sites have included, but are not limited to Liberia, Brazil or India. For information on finding and funding an internship, please see the Internship section on the main YSPH website.

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Downs Fellowship

The Downs International Health Student Travel Fellowship was established in 1966 to support Yale students conducting original research in low and middle income countries. The Downs Fellowship pays students' transportation to and from overseas project sites. It also provides a modest stipend and pays for their site-specific medication, immunizations and evacuation insurance. Fellowship assistance allows students to embark on a scientific adventure that demands flexibility, self-sufficiency, patience and creativity in order to conduct vital research that addresses pressing global health needs. Read More

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Yale-Collaborative Action Project (Y-CAP)

Global Health at Yale invites applications to the Yale-Collaborative Action Project (Y-CAP) award supported by the Maureen and Antoine Chiquet Fund for Global Health to enable scholarly endeavors for teams of Yale students (undergraduates and graduates) working in the field of global health. Funded projects bring together students to address challenging problems affecting the health of disadvantaged populations globally, with a preference for Africa.

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Yale Global Health Initiative Field Experience Award

This Program seeks to support students committed to global health as they take their first steps toward becoming leaders in the field.