Fellowships & Internships

Fellowships, internships and opportunities available to interdisciplinary health professional students are detailed. If the application deadlines are closed for this year, please continue to check back for deadlines for the next cycle. 

Climate and Health Education Student Fellowship

GCCHE envisions that all health professionals throughout the world–doctors, nurses, and public health leaders and practitioners will be trained to prevent, reduce, and respond to the health impacts of climate change. We created the 1-year intensive Climate and Health Education Student Fellowship to educate and empower the next generation of health professions students to become global climate and health leaders and communicators in their respective fields and within interdisciplinary collaborations. Applications open on January 9, 2023, and close on March 31, 2023, at 11:55 PM EST.


Opportunity for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers interested in International Health System Sustainability and Adaptation for Climate Change

As part of the Worldwide Universities Network funded project: Health System Resilience for Extreme Weather Emergencies and with funding from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures we are excited to announce an opportunity for participation in an ongoing research project.

We would like to hear from you if you are a PhD student or ECR interested in researching how health systems are transforming to become more sustainable to mitigate against the effects of climate change, and explore what adaptations they implement to deal with the increasing human health and operational risks that result from increasing extreme weather. This work package focuses on synthesising the evidence and completing a mapping review of health system sustainability initiatives. To complete this, we will offer the following:

1)  An introduction to evidence synthesis via a bespoke online training course offered by the ScHARR (Sheffield) Short Courses unit. This will be run over two half-days (dates TBC) and will cover systematic approaches to searching for and summarising published and unpublished evidence for decision makers.

2)  To support the sustainability initiative mapping exercise we will offer a fee-based temporary role to several interested candidates who know their local health systems and are able to identify relevant local grey literature. The successful candidates will also assist with data extraction from published and unpublished sources for the purposes of the mapping review.

3)  Support of travel grants for up to two candidates from within our network to Sheffield for a symposium on health system sustainability and resilience (planned for early July 2023).

Should you be interested in being considered for any of the above opportunities, please contact your university contact, who is a research network member (Link here).

Climate and Human Health Fellowship

Training physician-leaders in research, advocacy and policy-making. The Climate and Human Health Fellowship trains physicians to examine and advance evidence-based policies that help build climate-resilient communities and health systems. This two-year experiential fellowship training includes a master’s degree in public health (research methodology) at Harvard Chan, research projects focused on community- and hospital-based resilience and response strategies, and policy and advocacy training with partners in Washington, DC and elsewhere.

Fellows hold clinical appointments at the BIDMC Department of Emergency Medicine and Harvard Medical School and are based at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE). In addition, they will be mentored by faculty from across Harvard, including the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics and the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

The fellowship is part of the CHF Consortium on Climate & Health Science Policy in partnership with the Climate & Health Science Policy Fellowship at the University of Colorado. Off-site education is obtained through internships and visiting scientist opportunities at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and other sites. The application deadline is September 15th, annually. For more information visit the Climate and Human Health website.

Physician Fellowship in Climate Medicine at the University of Colorado

The Physician Fellowship in Climate Medicine at the University of Colorado is a 1-year training program designed to train highly credible and knowledgeable climate and health policy leaders. The fellowship is open to all medical specialists and can be done on a half-time, remote basis over the course of a year while clinical work is continued. Fellows gain field experience by working within Federal Partner agencies (CDC, NOAA, EPA, NIH, USGCRP) and within non-profit organizations. The deadline for applications is October 1st for fellowships commencing the following summer.

University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) new Master of Science in Climate and Health (U-MSCH)

Fellowships available for the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) new Master of Science in Climate and Health (U-MSCH) graduate program.


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