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 4 – June 22, 2018




The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018!




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


“One of the most unique aspects of the internship was that we as interns had the opportunity to participate in every aspect of the project from development to practice to presentation of results. Another valuable experience at AMOS was the chance to watch the Community Based Participatory Research model play out.”


-Rosie Eiduson

Masters in Public Health Candidate

Boston University



“This program allows you to not only learn about community-based work and community empowerment, but you are able to DO it. You are living alongside the community and working directly with local health promoters and community members.”


-Katherine Grabowski

Masters of Public Health in Community and Behavioral Health Candidate

University of Iowa



“Community has become a buzzword in public health and development circles, but there is a huge difference between community participation and community empowerment. AMOS strives to empower communities through partnerships based on mutual respect. I learned how to work with communities, not on or for them.”


-Lester Chavez

B.A. in International Relations

The College of William & Mary



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



Dates
Application Process Opens Oct. 10, 2017
Online Information Session Nov. 28, 2017
Application Deadline Feb. 1, 2018
Acceptance Notification Feb. 19, 2018
Logistics Information Session Apr. 3, 2018


Fieldworkextension2016

Global Health Internship Program


Internship Dates: June 4 – July 27, 2018




The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018!




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.



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



Dates
Application Process Opens Oct. 10, 2017
Online Information Session Nov. 28, 2017
Application Deadline Feb. 1, 2018
Acceptance Notification Feb. 19, 2018
Logistics Information Session Apr. 3, 2018


  • 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.

Please email volunteer.coordinator@amoshealth.org for more details!