Internship opportunities

The UC Global Health Institute Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise (WHGE COE) is offering internship opportunities to UC students who are interested in issues of women’s health, gender and empowerment.

The Internship Program

Internships have several key benefits and offer students opportunities to gain “real world” perspectives and chances to network, establish relationships with mentors, explore career options and acquire new skills. The WHGE COE will coordinate internship opportunities from health-related and non-profit organizations, government agencies, research centers and university departments. The internship program is overseen by Dr. Melissa Smith,  Deputy Director of Education and Training for the WHGE COE, in collaboration with the COE leadership team and UC faculty liaisons.

Internships are available to all undergraduate students throughout the UC system.

How it works

  • Browse internship opportunities.

  • When you find an opportunity of interest send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of recommendation to Estrella Ulloa-Flores (, WHGE COE Internship Opportunities Coordinator. 

  • Estrella will follow up with you to schedule an interview with you and a COE liaison, who will introduce successful candidates to the host organization.

  • The application deadline for US and Global programs is April 6, 2020. See internship opportunities for more details.   

If you have any questions please contact Estrella Ulloa-Flores (

About the WHGE-COE 

The WHGE COE’s mission is to promote justice, equity and scientific advances to reduce gender and health disparities globally. Our core activities focus on assuring safe motherhood, reducing violence against women, improving access to family planning and reproductive technologies, advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, preventing HIV/AIDS and reducing environmental threats to women’s health. As a UC-wide center, we support undergraduate students’ involvement in innovative research projects, programs and policy development activities as part of our effort to train the next generation of global health leaders.