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 Winter and Spring Semesters!


Winter & Spring Semester 2019 Global Health Internship                  

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

*Winter internships available for students with J term/ longer winter breaks

Application Deadline: Winter: December 1st; Spring January 3rd

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 McSweeney, at 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


Tuesday - Saturday 

9:00am - 4:00pm