Internship Opportunities Program

The UC Global Health Institute Center for Gender and Health Justice (CGHJ) is offering internship opportunities to UC students who are interested in issues of gender and health justice.

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 CGHJ 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 CGHJ, in collaboration with Taylor Thomas (CGHJ Coordinator), Stephanie Sumstine-Felice (UCGHI Communications Specialist), the Center leadership team, and UC faculty liaisons.

How it works

  • Browse internship opportunities by clicking on each internship
  • The CGHJ will be awarding up to 5 awards of $1,000 for students working for an unpaid internship, but preference is given to low-income students and historically underrepresented students. Graduate students are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to undergraduate students. 
  • When you find an opportunity of interest, submit your application with your resume or CV to this survey.
  • If you have interest in more than one opportunity, you can indicate your top 3 ranked choices in your application
  • Stephanie Sumstine-Felice, will follow up with you to schedule an interview with you and a CGHJ liaison, who will introduce successful candidates to the host organization.
  • Students will be informed of internship placement decisions by early March.


  • Students must be a current or past UCGHI Student Ambassador.
  • Internship opportunities may have further qualifications set by the host organization that applicants must meet.

About the CGHJ 

The CGHJ'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 campus-based violence, improving access to family planning and reproductive technologies, advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, preventing HIV/AIDS and reducing environmental threats to  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.

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 11:59 PM