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.
Global Health Summer Intensive 2016:
Current Application Cycle Now Closed
AMOS’ Global Health Summer Intensive blends a 3-week practicum with a 6-week internship, teaching rural community health strategies in a Nicaraguan context.
Application Deadline:Please check back in Fall 2016 for more details on our Summer 2017 sessions.
Check out this page for information on how you can fund your participation in the AMOS Global Health Intensive and/or internship with AMOS.
Global Health Practicum
Dates: June 5- June 25, 2016
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.
Download program details and learn how to apply
View pictures from our 2015 practicum
*For students who can extend their stay for six more weeks, see details below about our fieldwork extension internships.
Fieldwork Extension Internship
Dates: June 25 – August 6, 2016
Students can extend their practicum experience for six 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.
*If you’d like to stay for six more weeks, indicate your interest in the practicum application.
Urban & Rural Health Rotation
The Urban & Rural Health Rotation allows medical and nursing students and medical professionals to come serve a rotation alongside AMOS doctors and nurses both in Managua clinics and in the rural communities of Nicaragua.
Your involvement in a rotation with AMOS will provide you with first hand experience working in urban and rural communities that lack of access to health care. In the clinic you will have the opportunity to shadow our current professionals, and in the rural communities we serve in you will be given the opportunity to participate in supportive supervision of our health promoters and health committees.
Download this PDF to learn more about the Urban & Rural Health Rotation.
Intensive Rural Health Rotation
Year round, AMOS offers a four-week in-field Intensive Rural Health Rotation experience designed just for medical students, residents, and other students interested considering a career in global health. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn from our Rural Health Team first-hand about effective methodologies for improving health and reducing inequalities in rural Nicaraguan communities. This internship also allows students with a high-level of Spanish skills a chance to work alongside our supervision team and health promoters in community homes and clinics to develop and share a brief training module on a health topic that is of interest to community members.
Download this PDF to learn more about the Intensive Rural Health Rotation.
Global Health Research Assistant
Come serve as a research assistant on exciting development projects related to rural community health in Nicaragua! As an intern, you will either work in our offices in Managua or in rural partner communities to bring health and hope to people living in impoverished conditions.
This internship offers you high-level research experience and a better understanding of AMOS’ community-based primary health care approach to complement your graduate or upper-level undergraduate studies.
For More Information:
Download this PDF to learn more about our Global Health Research Assistant position in an URBAN setting.
Download this PDF to learn more about our Global Health Research Assistant position in an RURAL setting.