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Health and Medical Internships (including Volunteer Work)

American Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. APHA's mission is to improve the public's health and to achieve equity in health status. APHA offers volunteer internships in several departments to undergraduate and graduate university students. Internships can be developed for a 3-4 month period, an academic quarter, an academic semester, or for a full year.

Internship Coordinator
American Public Health Association
800 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710

Phone: (202) 777-APHA

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, whose mission is to help those who suffer without discrimination and thus contribute to peace in the world. The American Red Cross offers paid and non-paid internship positions for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Students participating in the internship programs are involved in professional projects, assignments and activities during their tenure with an assigned staff person. The Presidential Internship Program also provides an opportunity for university students to learn about key professional positions with the American Red Cross.

American Red Cross National Headquarters
2025 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: (202) 303-4498

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), International Youth Internship Program
CIDA is Canada's lead agency for development assistance. CIDA's International Youth Internship Program gives young Canadian postsecondary graduates the opportunity to apply their knowledge, gain international work experience and develop skills in various sectors. Interns are placed for at least six months with Canadian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and host organizations in developing countries.

Canadian International Development Agency
200 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0G4

Phone: (819) 997-5006
Toll free: 1-800-230-6349
Fax: (819) 953-6088

Society for International Health, Young Professionals Placement Program
The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) is a non-governmental organization that works domestically and internationally to reduce global health inequities and strengthen health systems. CSIH coordinates the International Health Young Professionals Placement Program, which assists young Canadian graduates and others interested in international health to obtain overseas work experience and/or contribute as a volunteer to health and development initiatives abroad.

International Health Young Professionals Placement Program
The Canadian Society for International Health
One Nicholas St., Suite 1105
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7

Fax: (613) 241-3845

Help the Aged (Canada), International Youth Internship Program
Help the Aged (Canada) is a non-denominational, non-profit international development organization dedicated exclusively to assisting elderly people living in poverty in both Canada and the developing world. Help the Aged offers internships to Canadian university graduates to provide practical work experience in a developing country.

Help the Aged
1300 Carling Ave. Suite 205
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7L2

Phone: (613) 232-0727
Toll free: 1-800-648-1111
Fax: (613) 232-7625

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is the world's leading independent international medical relief organization, with 5 operational centres in Europe and 14 national sections worldwide. MSF Canada works in areas of Africa, the Americas, Australia, Asia, and Europe where it has found services inadequate to meet a population's medical needs. MSF recruits medical volunteers, non-medical volunteers and experienced project coordinators for its overseas missions. MSF Canada also accepts a number of office volunteers and unpaid office interns in its Toronto office.

Médecins Sans Frontières Canada
National Office
720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 402
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2T9

Phone: (416) 964-0619
Toll free: 1-800-982-7903
Fax: (416) 963-8707

Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Summer Studentship Program
Northern Ontario School of Medicine is a joint initiative of Laurentian University and Lakehead University. Its summer program gives priority to health professional students of any school in Ontario who come from Northern Ontario. Non-northern learners are considered based on space allowances. The program provides paid jobs for 4 to 8 weeks in healthcare settings across Northern Ontario.

NOSM Summer Studentship Program
Attention Brenda Clark
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6

Fax: (705) 688-0186

Oxfam International / Oxfam Canada
Oxfam is a confederation of 13 organizations working together in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice. Oxfam undertakes long-term development, emergency work, research and campaigns. Oxfam International provides six-month internships on a volunteer basis at its headquarters in Oxford, UK. Oxfam Canada also offers volunteer internships in its Canadian offices.

Oxfam International Secretariat
Suite 20, 266 Banbury Road
Oxford, OX2 7DL, UK
Phone: +44 1865 339 100
Fax: +44 1865 339 101

National Office Oxfam Canada
250 City Centre Avenue, Suite 400
Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6K7
Phone: (613) 237-5236

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
PAHO is an international public health agency working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World
Health Organization and is part of the United Nations system. PAHO's technical units (and occasionally its administrative offices) provide volunteer internships to university students. Internships are normally for a specific period of time ranging from 6 weeks to 3 months.

Pan American Health Organization
525 23rd St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037

Phone: (202) 974-3000

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
UNICEF is a United Nations organization that works all over the world to save, protect and enhance the lives of children. Its internship program offers university students the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work under the direct supervision of experienced staff at UNICEF's headquarters in New York or at country offices. The internships are on a volunteer basis and last for 6 to 16 weeks.


World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA)

WFPHA is an international, non-governmental organization bringing health workers throughout the world together for professional exchange, collaboration and action. WFPHA offers volunteer internships in conjunction with the American Public Health Association (APHA). The internships are available to students and graduates interested in international public health issues. Interns work at the WFPHA Secretariat, housed in APHA headquarters in Washington, DC.

World Federation of Public Health Associations
c/o APHA
800 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710

Phone: (202) 777-2490

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. WHO's internship program provides a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight into the work of WHO. Interns must be enrolled in a degree program in a graduate school and must possess a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO.

Internships have a duration of 6 to 12 weeks and are offered on a volunteer basis.

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27


Youth Challenge International (YCI)

YCI is a non-profit youth development and educational institution with the mission to build the skills, experience and confidence of young people to effect positive change in their communities. YCI involves Canadian youth in hands-on projects in developing countries to address local development issues. Projects last for five to ten weeks. Participants are required to pay a fee to help cover the costs of projects.

Youth Challenge International
20 Maud St., Suite 305
Toronto, ON
M5V 2M5

Phone: (416) 504-3370

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