Global Health Concentration

Here are some additional resources for global health concentration students. While this list is not exhaustive, it is a good starting point to explore opportunities available for those interested in global health. 

Deciding on Undergraduate Opportunities in Global Health (PDF)

Learn why some anthropology of global health students chose the major or minor and how they are applying it outside of the classroom. 

For up to date news on offerings on and off campus, please


Advising Resources

Declare an Anthropology Major and a Global Health Concentration in Anthropology.

Fill out the  declaration form found at the Registrar's website

See this course catalog link for course requirements for the concentration.


Global Health Track in Anthropology Minor:

Declare an Anthropology Minor by visiting the Registrar's form page.

See this course catalog link for course requirements for the minor.



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Global Health Internships and Volunteer Opportunities


American Public Health Association Global Health Intern

Amos Health & Hope Global Health Practicum and Internship

Anthropology Internships

CDC Undergraduate Internships

Child Family Health International Immersion Programs

City Gospel Mission

College for Social Innovation Semester in the City

Columbia Summer Public Health Scholars Program

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children Volunteer

GAVI The Vaccine Alliance Internships

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Summer Internships on Biological Sciences in Public Health

Hesperian Health Guides Volunteering

HOPE Works

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai International Exchange Program

Johns Hopkins Child Development Lab 

Medecins Sans Frontieres Office Internships

National Eating Disorder Association 

NIH Summer Internships Program

One Heart Source Volunteering Abroad

PATH Job Opportunities

The Peace Corps

Physicians for Human Rights Internships

 Red Cross Digital Volunteer

Results for Development Institute

Save The Children Internships

Semester in the City Internship 

Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty Internships 

Sloan Kettering Epidemiology & Biostatistics Quantitative Summer Internship

Summer Health Professions Education Program

Tufts Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences for Undergraduates

UCLA Public Health Scholars Summer Program

United Nations Volunteer

Unite For Sight Global Impact Corps Volunteering Abroad

Unite For Sight Yale Internship

University of Connecticut's Health Disparities Clinical Summer Research Fellowship Program

University of Michigan School of Public Health Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy 

USAID Internships

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

UVM University for Global Health Equity Internship in Rwanda

Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program

World Health Organization Internships (Domestic and Abroad)

1% for the Planet Internship


Related Research Opportunities

For research opportunities
related to biological anthropology, medical anthropology, and/or global health, take classes with professors who teach relevant courses. Look up faculty profiles at UVM and beyond to see what kinds of research faculty are doing. Contact faculty well before course registration period to see if they need any help in the coming semester and to explore whether you are a good match.


PsychForums Research Resource:
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Vermont has established a partnership with the online support forum PsychForums – a mental health resource for online conversations and support around a variety of mental health conditions ( This partnership allows UVM to recruit research participants through the forum. If you desire to use this resource, please reference this link for more information.

Graduate Education in Global Health

There are many different types of graduate degrees that have a focus on global health. These may include graduate programs centered around global health, international health, medical anthropology, tropical diseases, international health policy, international health management, or global health or international health law.  In other cases, there are global health concentrations or tracks found within other graduate degree programs such as public health, epidemiology and biostatistics, international development, anthropology, environmental health sciences, or clinical professions.  To explore some different types of programs at various universities, check out the Consortium of Universities for Global Health or the list compiled in this document (DOCX)


Social Media Resources

Some Related Webinars and Videos

Unite for Sight Global Health University Webinars

For global health related videos on everything from career paths to ethics, check out Dr. Greg Martin's channel on Youtube. 

More opportunities

The University of Vermont Anthropology Department Global Health Concentration program supports career development by sharing internship, volunteer, study abroad and other career opportunities. Shared opportunities are not necessarily evaluated or endorsed by the University of Vermont; exercise caution and common sense when considering them. For more information please see our guide: Deciding on Undergraduate Opportunities in Global Health