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Virtual Global & Public Health Internship - Mexico

Please note this program is an unpaid global health education program. There is a program fee required to participate. This program fee compensates our instructors fairly. CFHI is a nonprofit organization committed to fair-trade partnerships around the world. 

The Virtual Global & Public Health Internship offers undergraduate, pre-health, and graduate-level participants the unique opportunity to learn foundational, industry-specific skills for careers in Global Health, Public Health, and related fields. Through virtual seminars and meetings, interns will explore how communities in Mexico are addressing their most pressing health challenges. This includes a placement with a partner organization, where interns will enhance their knowledge and skills through supporting an ongoing project.

Program components:
  • Competency-informed readings and content 
  • Intercultural training through CFHI partner Aperian Global
  • 30 hours of Spanish instruction
  • Virtual sessions led by CFHI Global Partners, who are experts in local health systems and culture
  • Facilitated group reflection sessions 
  • Project-based work to deepen understanding of local health realities and support operations and objectives of the host organization/partners
  • Cultural learning/virtual immersion
  • Seminars on health topics
  • Final presentation and report to synthesize learning

CFHI offers options for students and faculty to fit your interests and schedule. Choose your program duration, or for a comparative experience, choose to participate in multiple programs. 

Please contact Robin Young at with any questions or concerns.