This summer, USAID has released 32 HESN internships, the largest number yet! Internships encompass a wide range of topics including global health, public policy, education, communications, and data analysis. To get a feel of for previous Duke HESN interns and their experience, check out some of their blogs about their internships:
Deadline to Apply
- November 3rd 12pm: Letter of Approval request submission (see below)
- November 6th 11:55pm: Application submission. Application form here.
SEAD is an interdisciplinary hub leveraging the strengths of partners around Duke, including the Innovations in Healthcare at Duke Medicine, the Center for the Advancement for Social Entrepreneurship at the Fuqua School of Business, and the Duke Global Health Institute. SEAD takes an ecosystem approach to provide innovators in global health with the knowledge, systems, and networks to succeed and to engage faculty and students in advancing the field. SEAD identifies such innovators or “social entrepreneurs” around the world who have found potentially transformative ways to solve common challenges in global health, and helps them extend their impact to a larger scale. This support includes capacity-building, mentoring, technical assistance, and help in attracting investment and funding. See SEAD’s website (www.dukesead.org) for more information.
One of the major objectives of HESN and SEAD is to engage students in solving distinct development challenges. USAID is piloting this internship program with HESN universities to contribute to this objective, and to further catalyze a global interdisciplinary ecosystem of individuals and institutions that shares knowledge, promotes learning, and builds mutual capacity. USAID/HESN is offering internships in a number of disciplines to attract students with a wide variety of skill sets and interests. Through the internship program, students will also have the opportunity to interact with students from other HESN universities (www.usaid.gov/hesn), which will help to promote knowledge-sharing, and collaboration across the HESN network.
Note that the HESN Student Internship is unpaid, but SEAD is planning to provide small stipends (amount TBD) to a number of students; students may be able to seek funding from sources around campus to cover summer costs.
- As a single PDF (submission instructions on the online form):
- Cover Letter (including statement of interest and relevant experience); if applying for up to three positions, can submit one cover letter per position if desired)
- Resume and contact information
- Letter of approval from SEAD
2017 HESN Student Intern Program Timeline
- November 6 Deadline to submit applications (11:55pm)
- November 7-December 1 USAID host offices will directly contact and interview potential interns
- December 2 – December 9 USAID offices contact students to make 1st round offers (decline/accept by 12/9)
- December 10- December 19 USAID offices contact students to make 2nd round offers (decline/accept by 12/19)
- January 17, 2017 Student security clearance packets due to HESN
- Summer 2017 Students intern at USAID for 8-12 weeks
To learn about other USAID internships outside of the HESN program, see: http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/careers/student-internships. For USAID Global Health Fellows Program Internships, see http://www.ghfp.net/internships/.