Global Health Practicum
and Internship Opportunities




Are you looking for an international internship doing something you love? AMOS’ internship programs offer individuals and students excellent field experience in many different public health related areas.

GlobalHealthPracticum2016

Global Health Practicum


Dates: June 11 – July 1, 2017




The 2017 Global Health Practicum & Internships Info Session will be on November 21st 7pm CST. Click here to sign into our Virtual Info Session!

Each summer, AMOS provides a three-week, 120-hour Global Health Practicum course that aims to empower a socially-conscious generation of public health workers. Fostering critical analysis of international health development and social theories of power and privilege, the practicum studies current models and methodologies for improving health in low-resource settings.

Students develop public health skills in the classroom and then practice them in-field, learning:

  • Program Validation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Survey Development
  • Child and Maternal Health Assessment
  • Curriculum development for low literacy settings

Experience how working from community strengths and facilitating community empowerment can improve health outcomes in Nicaragua.



View pictures from our 2015 practicum on Flickr

View pictures from our 2016 practicum on Flickr




The application cycle for 2017 begins on October 1, 2016.

For more information on the costs of the Global Health Practicum, please contact volunteer.coordinator@amoshealth.org.



For students who can extend their stay for three to five more weeks, see details about our global health internships.
  • We will invite outstanding applicants to the online interview process on a rolling basis.
  • There are a limited number of spaces for internship positions.
  • All interns are required to attend the Global Health Practicum.



Application Timeline and Deadlines



Early Application Track Regular Application Track
Application Process Opens Oct. 1, 2016 Oct. 1, 2016
Online Information Session Nov. 21, 2016 Jan. 23, 2017
Application Deadline Dec. 31, 2016 Feb. 1, 2017
Acceptance Notification Jan. 13, 2017 Mar. 6, 2017
Logistics Information Session Feb. 1, 2017; Apr. 3, 2017 Apr. 3, 2017



Missed the first info session? No problem!
Check out the recording from our November 21 meeting here.



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Global Health Internship Program


Capstone Dates: June 11 – July 22, 2017

Internship Dates: June 11 – August 5, 2017




The 2017 Global Health Practicum & Internships Info Session will be on November 21st 7pm CST. Click here to sign into our Virtual Info Session!

Students can extend their practicum experience for five weeks, working with other interns and staff in AMOS’ rural community health programs. Apply skills gained in the practicum to our on-going health initiatives.

  • Deepen your public health practice and exposure to rural Nicaraguan life
  • Develop short-term projects that have long-term impact
  • Design and facilitate trainings of community health workers
  • Conduct home visits and community meetings
  • Implement program assessment
  • Build relationships with mentors who guide you in your work
  • Reflect and debrief your experience of social justice

Interns contribute to and directly impact AMOS’ work. For example, here is a teaching aid booklet previous interns developed that our Community Health Workers are currently using.



The application cycle for 2017 begins on October 1, 2016.

If you’d like to stay for three to five more weeks, indicate your interest in the practicum application.

For more information on the costs of the Global Health Practicum and Internship Program, please contact volunteer.coordinator@amoshealth.org.




Application Timeline and Deadlines



Early Application Track Regular Application Track
Application Process Opens Oct. 1, 2016 Oct. 1, 2016
Online Information Session Nov. 21, 2016 Jan. 23, 2017
Application Deadline Dec. 31, 2016 Feb. 1, 2017
Acceptance Notification Jan. 13, 2017 Mar. 6, 2017
Logistics Information Session Feb. 1, 2017; Apr. 3, 2017 Apr. 3, 2017


  • We will invite outstanding applicants to the online interview process on a rolling basis.
  • There are a limited number of spaces for internship positions.
  • All interns are required to attend the Global Health Practicum.



Missed the first info session? No problem!
Check out the recording from our November 21 meeting here.