Global Health Internships

at Partners for World Health

Internships are available year round for the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer!

Now accepting applications for the Spring and Summer Semesters!


Spring Semester 2020 Global Health Internship                  

Timeframe:  Part-time or Full-time, January 2020 through May 2020; Tuesday through Saturday

Application Deadline: January 31st

Summer Semester 2020 Global Health Internship                  

Timeframe:  Full-time, May 2020 through August 2020; Tuesday through Saturday, switching to Monday through Friday early Summer

Application Deadline: March 6th

*Summer applicants must interview in person

Internship Description: PWH is looking for college or graduate students who have excellent oral and written skills, are able to communicate effectively with a variety of people, are well organized, able to work independently, have a positive attitude, and enjoy collaborating with a team in a dynamic work environment.

Interns at PWH are included in all aspects of our operation, exposed to global health issues, and provided with numerous opportunities to develop strong leadership skills.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with daily operations in the distribution center

  • Working with and directing volunteers

  • Organizing supplies for international medical missions

  • Research and outreach to medical manufacturers to obtain donations of equipment

  • Outreach to local community organizations to increase PWH’s local presence

  • Developing and documenting policies and procedures

  • Attend presentations given by staff members

  • Assisting with special projects

In addition to being involved in day-to-day operations, interns work with the Founder and Director of Operations to develop a special interest project based on the organizations current needs, for which they will provide leadership. Past examples have included:

  • Coordinating an international shipment of medical supplies and equipment; including processing the request, assessing inventory, “building” the order, managing volunteers, and packing the container.

  • Investigating medical needs in advance of a medical mission and preparing educational materials for distribution during the mission.

  • Data management and analysis of information collected during medical missions in remote communities, specifically related to primary care and prenatal education and outcomes. 


To apply: e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator, Kelsey O'Brien with your resume, cover letter, and your availability for an interview:

40 Walch Drive 

Portland, Maine  04103

PWH is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID # 32-0276903

Main Office: 207-774-5555

Medical Supplies: 207-705-9020

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