Official deadline will be set by early 2017 and the application will likely be due April 2017.
The Bender Curry Family Undergraduate Public Health Global Internship Award is designed to support a summer internship experience in a Spanish-speaking Latin American country for an undergraduate student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The award is designed to support students with a strong commitment to global/Latino health, but who have had limited global travel or work experience.
The internship will fund up to $1000 of a student’s summer internship costs. The successful applicant will:
- Be an in-state student;
- Demonstrate their interest in working with Latino communities through involvement in service learning, volunteer or work experiences;
- Be functionally fluent in Spanish, as demonstrated by college course work in Spanish or an assessment of spoken language fluency by a member of the Romance Languages faculty;
- Be able to describe how additional work exposure in Latin America will foster his or her career goals in global health;
- Agree, in principle, to use the internship experience as the basis of an Undergraduate Honors Thesis, thus increasing the number of undergraduate students graduating with honors and with a strong global focus.