International Public Health Internship Program

The International Public Health Internship Program is a nine-month global health program that targets vulnerable populations living in sub-Sarahan Africa. Interns will work with project managers and health care professionals in Bauchi, Nigeria. Working together, interns will develop and implement public health campaigns that target major health concerns such as immunization, reproductive health, adolescent health, food and nutrition, child health, drugs, food hygiene and safety, control of Malaria, and HIV/ AIDS.

Educating the local community about key healthcare issues is an important part of this internship. Promoting awareness is the best way to ensure the prevention of avoidable diseases. Interns will create public health campaigns that will be presented in these communities.

The International Public Health Internship provides students the opportunity to understand the challenges faced by communities around the world. Interns are sure to gain greater cultural awareness and a broader perspective on the challenges and rewards of the field of medicine.

Grades: Rising Freshmen To Graduating Seniors

Summit Dates: September 1st – May 15th

Time: 1 – 2 Hours per Week

Location: Online

Price: Free

Program Highlights

Public Health Campaigns

Explore Key Issues in Nigeria’s Public Healthcare System and Bringing Research-driven Change

Choose a Global Public Health Topic

Interns will explore a variety of community health issues and how they intersect with gender, environmental, and behavioral studies. Students will work with their team to develop and implement campaigns on topics that range from promoting disease prevention to living a healthy life.

Partner with Community Healthcare Professionals

Interns start by identifying a need in the community and working with their assigned on-site mentor to develop solutions. Students will also work with local community healthcare liaisons to ensure that they are informed about cultural issues and assisted with overcoming any language barriers.

Interns will engage in research to provide support to often forgotten and over-looked demographics. Students will be pivotal in changing the health outcomes in an under-resourced area and learn how to report on problems surrounding health.

Hands-on Experience

Gain a Broad Range of Health-focused Community Development Training

Share Solutions and Raise Awareness

As an intern for the International Public Health Internship, students will use an interactive approach to learning that gives them an opportunity to immerse themself in the challenging complexities of health issues facing the world.

Interns will learn how to collect data, interpret survey methodology, and analyze health indicators within a supportive and solution-focused program. Project coordinators will work with internship teams to identify a public health issue affecting one community in sub-Saharan Africa. Interns will then develop an intervention to address that concern.

Work One-On-One With Industry Leaders

Students will have an unparalleled opportunity to engage with healthcare workers, professionals, and NGOs virtually to acquire an in-depth view of current health challenges while monitoring the status quo and assessing emerging trends.

Public Health Campaign That Change Minds

Apply and Synthesize Knowledge to Make the World a Healthier Place

Study Major Public Health Challenges

Students will have the opportunity to work directly with top medical minds to learn about the major public health challenges facing the population of sub-Saharan Africa. Students will address these challenges through the creation of global health campaigns that directly target their identified issue.

Directly Improve & Change Lives

Interns will be immersed in the local communities to design interventions that can prevent and promote maternal and child health, nutrition, preventable disease initiatives, immunizations, and other health campaigns. Throughout the year students will turn everyday prevention methods into life-saving information that will be posted throughout communities in the developing world to directly improve health outcomes.

International Internship Program Benefits

SAT/ACT Training


TestRocker is the premier online SAT/ACT training resource for high school students across the United States.

College Probability


LI has designed a system that will calculate the probability of acceptance into the student’s top university choices

Summer Program



IIP participants receive personalized scholarships to attend a LI Youth Development Program at Georgetown.

College Essay Review


All IIP participants are able to submit five college application essays for review by our partners at University Connection.

Letters of


IIP students will have the opportunity to have two letters of recommendation written for them by any LI staff member.

Real-World Experience


Students who participate in IIP will partner with business, public health, or advocacy organizations in the developing world.

Scholarship Assistance


LI has compiled a database of past scholarship recipients to identify these factors and ease the burden of scholarship application for IIP students.

Resume Editing


All participants in the IIP receive professional resume creation advice and help from Leadership Initiatives.




LI will work to ensure that your work to transform lives is recognized.

Personalized Team


Leadership Initiatives creates a personalized website for each International Internship Program team highlighting their collaborative efforts with their partner in the International Business & Development Internship, International Law & Advocacy Internship, or International Public Health Internship.

The website displays your team’s solutions, grant proposal, photos of your partners, and illustrates the impact your team has had on the life and community of your partners. The website link is included in your letters of recommendation, allowing colleges to independently explore the phenomenal work done by each and every student.

Click below to view Youth Development Program websites.

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