Fellowships & Internships

Fellowships, internships and opportunities available to interdisciplinary health professional students are detailed below:

Please find information on available Fellowships and Internships below. If the application deadlines are closed for this year, please continue to check back for deadlines for the next cycle. 

AACHI Climate and Health Education Proposal Opportunity

2022 AAHCI Student Leadership Initiative (ASLI): The Convergence of Climate Change and Health Professions Education

Application Deadline: March 28, 2022
Acceptance Notification: May 9, 2022

The AAHCI Student Leadership Initiative (ASLI) invites students of academic health centers to submit proposals sharing new ideas or innovative programs tackling key topics in health professions education

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

The goal of ASLI 2022 is to evaluate student innovations as a result of the convergence of climate change, healthcare, and health professions education. Specifically, students will be invited to share proposals that highlight new ideas or existing innovative programs or studies that achieve at least one of the following:

  1. Inspires research and innovation in healthcare in response to the impact of climate change on the environment (e.g., tropical diseases)

  2. Addresses the health effects of climate change as it relates to patient care

  3. Encourages academic health centers to reduce their environmental impact

ANHE Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments’ (ANHE) Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship is designed to increase the capacity of nurses to address environmental and health equity issues in collaboration with communities, agencies, and public health and nursing organizations. The Fellowship will have a particular emphasis on climate change and health equity, but will include content on a variety of environmental health topics such as chemical exposures; food, air, and water quality; energy and health; and environmental justice. Environmental justice, the notion that no community should be disproportionately impacted by environmental exposures is a core value of ANHE in all of our work.

This new Fellowship program is being offered to increase nurses’ capacity to assess and address environmental health issues, with a focus on community-level impact and solutions to advance health equity for those disproportionately affected by environmental hazards. The Fellowship is a year-long program including environmental health education to gain a more thorough understanding of how environmental risks impact human health, as well as advocacy and community organizing, engagement, and empowerment basics.  Fellows will be assigned a mentor and both the fellows and mentors will be funded to attend two national Fellowship meetings.

ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program

The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program is a collaborative effort between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of the primary purposes of this effort is to “identify new approaches and opportunities for field experience in which graduate candidates and early career professionals with graduate degrees can practice applying skills and knowledge learned in the classroom and field.”The Program’s purpose is to enable early career professionals with graduate degrees in public health (Masters and Doctoral level) an opportunity to round out their academic training and gain practical public health experience. Fellows will benefit from: exposure to state-of-the-art technology and databases; acquisition of skills and knowledge to enhance their careers; and interaction with technical experts in their chosen fields. 12 months. With Stipend.

Climate and Health Education Student Fellowship

The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (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. To achieve this vision, 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. 

With close mentorship from the GCCHE secretariat, coordinating committee and working groups, students will become deeply involved with all activities of the GCCHE, contribute to projects as well as lead the student advisory committee.

Fellow Objectives: 
●    Fellows will gain an understanding of the complex relationships between climate change and health and how the health sector can respond proactively to protect individuals and communities.
●    Fellows will demonstrate competence in effective climate and health communication to different audiences.
●    Fellows will gain insight to effectively lead health programmatic development within the academic, public, and private sectors. 
●    Fellows will advocate for and lead programmatic developments for climate and health at institutional level. 

Eligibility criteria: 

•    Any health professional student from medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy, physician assistant, social work or any student working in the health space (e.g clinical, public health, business, engineering, etc.). 
•    International students welcome. 
•    Please contact with questions.  

Applications are now open! Applications close on Febraury 28, 2022 at 11:55 pm est. The Fellowship description and application form are available linked here. Please reach out to Natasha Sood at nsood@pennstatehealth.psu.edu with any questions. 

Climate Health Organizing Fellows Program

Our vision is to create a vibrant educational space and community to develop a cadre of health professionals who are inspired and enabled to develop and advance climate solutions. The power to accomplish this will come from learning about the health equity implications of climate change and through developing durable community organizing skills that can create structural change.

Apply here

January 2022 - June 2022

Applications Open September 8, 2021
Applications Close October 22, 2021
All Sessions Held on Zoom
Fellowship is offered tuition free
Questions? Contact Us

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 a clinical appointment 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 LCF 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. For more information visit theh Climate and Human Health website

Environmental Health Fellowship Program

The Environmental Health Fellowship Program is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The goal of the ASPPH Environmental Health Fellowship Program is to provide professional training and opportunities for early career public health professionals by enabling them to work in EPA on current and emerging environmental public health needs. These placements will be for one year, with a possible one-year extension. The program capitalizes on an important interdependence between the academic public health community and the EPA, one of the most important public health agencies in the world. EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for American people. ASPPH/EPA fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts who work to protect the environment.

FXB Climate Advocates Intern: Spring/Summer 2022

FXB USA is seeking an intern with an education background and training to contribute to the development of an open-source FXB Climate Advocates Curriculum Guide, a teaching tool for educators in schools and out-of-school programs to engage youth with climate change and climate action. The final product will be disseminated widely among diverse audiences-educators across a wide range of organizations- who work with youth. FXB USA seeks to provide technical assistance to organizations interested in implementing the FXB Climate Advocates program in order to grow our impact. The FXB Climate Advocates program informs, empowers, and mobilizes youth to address the climate crisis. The FXB Climate Advocates program offers three cohorts: Fall, Spring and Summer. In each cohort, students participate in the following virtual training sessions: (1) Climate Story Workshop; (2) Climate Change Immersion: Climate Science & Climate Solutions; (3) Advocacy Tracks: Sustainable Consumption, Climate & Health, and Energy; and (4) Skill Pods: Digital Storytelling and Lobbying.

Please find more information here

PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, implemented by the Public Health Institute, is a CDCfunded fellowship that supports promising emerging global public health professionals to develop technical skills needed to respond to today’s public health needs and challenges. Fellows have the exciting opportunity to work with leading experts across various CDC programs, receive dedicated global health training, and contribute to CDC projects across five technical areas: epidemology, monitoring and evaluation, program management, surveliance, and strategic information. Application deadline extended to November 21, 2021. 

Fellowship at a glance: 

  • Full time, 1 year placements across various CDC programs in Atlanta engaged in global health activities.
  • Training and professional development resources and mentorship from CDC's leading experts in global health.
  • Stipends for placements based on education level, as well as stipends for local travel, housing, health, and travel/training.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Graduate degree relevant to one of the five technical tracks such as an MPH or MPA, especially from a minority serving institution: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Asian America and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AAPISI) with a demonstrated interest in global health.
  • Qualifying degree received prior to January 2022 or within the last five years.
  • The applicant must be either a U.S. Citizen or legal U.S. Permanent Resident and authorized to work in the U.S.

For more information, please visit the PHI/CDC 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. Deadline for applications is November 1st for fellowships commencing the following summer. 

Physicians for Social Responsibility Climate and Health Fellow

The national office of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has an exciting job opening for a Climate Health Fellow. The Fellow – a medical, nursing, health or public health student, resident, or recent graduate – will reach out to their peers to help them advance climate education, mitigation and/or adaptation in their school or community. This is a paid position with a commitment of 10 hours per week. For further information, email bgottlieb@psr.org with the subject line “Climate Health Fellow.“

Planetary Health Alliance: Junior Fellows

The Planetary Health Alliance team is seeking to fill two fellowship positions: a Next Generation Network Fellow, and a Global Outreach Fellow. Details for both roles are as follows. More information can be found here. Applications close on September 19, 2022. 

Logistics

  • Position will be remotely based;
  • Position will be voluntary and at-will;
  • Position will be one year in length, with an option to extend;
  • Weekly time commitment is flexible (estimated 5-10 hours);
  • This position works closely with PHA Senior Fellow and reports directly to the Boston-based Senior Program Coordinator and Community-building and Outreach Coordinator;
  • Applications will close in September 2022, and selected candidates will be notified in October 2022. Fellows will be expected to come onboard beginning in January 2023.


Criteria

  • Demonstrated interest in planetary health 
  • Graduate degree (completed or in progress) in a relevant field 
  • Past participation in the PHA / PHA programs preferred 
  • Working English proficiency (both written and verbal)
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience
  • Combination of relevant academic & professional experience accepted 


To apply

  • Please submit to pha@harvard.edu:
    • Resume
    • One page cover letter expressing your interest in either position, including your experience associated with planetary health
    • A short writing sample (no more than one page) 
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Science, Technology, Policy (STeP) Fellowship Program

The Science, Technology, Policy (STeP) Fellowship Program is an innovative landmark program of the IAI to enhance human and institutional capacities in IAI member countries and to support the provision of expert scientific advice to policy makers for the development of public policy relevant to global change.

Scientist Fellows in the STeP program are placed at host government or private organizations to engage first-hand with policy and decision-makers and facilitate the uptake of scientific knowledge into policy processes.

The STeP program is training future Latin American and Caribbean leaders to participate in the science-policy interface through hands-on learning supported by professional development and mentorship.

STeP Fellows will participate in the IAI Inter-American network of STeP peers and alumni and share best practices and lessons learned. This multinational network creates the means to integrate diverse knowledge and expertise across different sectors and countries in response to critical global change challenges in the Americas. The network allows for sharing resources, disseminating employment and other professional opportunities, and contributing to career development and work collaboration at the completion of the fellowship.

Switzer Fellowship

The Switzer Fellowship offers one-year fellowships to highly talented graduate students from diverse academic and personal backgrounds in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. The fellowship includes a $15,000 cash award, leadership training, access to a vibrant network of nearly 700 Switzer Fellowship alums, and opportunities for professional development and grants beyond the fellowship year.

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.

University of the West Indies Climate Change and Health Leaders Fellowship Program

The European Union (EU) has funded a 5 year project aimed at Strengthening Climate Resilient Health Systems in the Caribbean. The project is being implemented by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and is bringing together 5 main sub-regional partners (including the UWI) working across 16 countries. The Project is aimed at improving climate and health systems, as well as human capacities, in the Caribbean.

For more information on the project please see the link PAHO Factsheet.pdf

As part of the project, the UWI will be running a Climate Change and Health Leaders Fellowship Programme. Learn more about this opportunity.

Eligible Caribbean Countries for Round 2:  Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago.

Duration:  12 months. It is currently planned for the second round of the Fellowship to run from May / June 2022 – April / May 2023.

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