Global Health Internship Opportunities

Global Health Internship Opportunities with Unite for Sight positions open: volunteering abroad in Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps, or in serving as a Unite For Sight Global Health Leadership Intern in Unite For Sight’s office in New Haven, Connecticut.

We have a new 5-minute video about the Global Health Leadership Internship in New Haven, as well as a 5-minute video about the Global Impact Corps opportunity in Ghana, Honduras, and India.

New Peace Corps Volunteer Openings Available

Opportunities Around the World

The Peace Corps is accepting applications for hundreds of positions in 47 countries with departures in winter and spring 2018. Find an opening that fits your skills and interests, or choose to serve where you are needed most.

Departures in January, February, and March 2018:
Apply by July 1 | Know by September 1

Departures in April, May, and June 2018:
Apply by October 1 | Know by December 1

Apply early for the best chance to serve in the country and program of your choice.

BROWSE OPENINGS

Serve Where You Are Needed Most
Learn how you can make the biggest impact by applying to serve where your skills and experience are needed most.
Friday, May 5
3 to 4 p.m. Eastern
REGISTER

Application Workshop
Ready to submit your application? Have your questions answered and gain tips for the application process.
Thursday, May 11
7 to 8 p.m. Eastern
REGISTER

GLOBAL ZERO ACTION CORPS

GLOBAL ZERO ACTION CORPS

“Global Zero is grassroots organizing at its finest.” -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

At Global Zero, we’re powered by the creativity and passion of young people who understand that nuclear weapons have no place in the 21st century. We face a new administration that jeopardizes decades of progress by increasing nuclear weapons spending and volatile, bombastic rhetoric that brings the world to the brink of nuclear war. When global leaders such as Donald Trump are able to trigger nuclear war with the push of a button, the need for change is greater than ever. Action Corps leaders are at the forefront of this fight: spearheading the campaign in their city or campus, directing outreach in their communities, and leading as the face of a vision for a world without nukes.

THE GIG

Action Corps is a year-long organizing program designed to train and empower leaders across the country to tackle one of the biggest threats of our generation. Whether you’re new to the fight or a seasoned activist, we’ll provide the hands-on training, in-depth resources you’ll need to make a difference — and have fun while you’re at it!

Over the course of the year, you’ll work with Global Zero on creative and impactful campaigns to eliminate nukes. You will have insider access to cutting-edge international policy, work with local and national media, lobby elected officials, learn real leadership and campaign skills, and use all of this to build and lead your very own Global Zero chapter to resist President Trump’s reckless nuclear agenda. Action Corps leaders this year will be working to pressure their campuses and city councils to pass resolutions in opposition to President Trump’s march toward nuclear war, while attending our organizing trainings and helping to recruit for larger national actions.

Action Corps is not your average volunteer role. By the end of this program you will have the skills you need to effectively organize your peers, mobilize them to action, lobby decision-makers, work with the media, and more. Action Corps leaders typically dedicate 3-5 hours a week to the program.

Ready for the challenge? Here’s your chance to become a leader in the fight to eliminate nuclear weapons.

HOW TO APPLY

Email your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d like to be a Global Zero Action Corps leader to field@globalzero.org. If selected, we will be in touch to set up a time to chat about the opportunity over the phone. The early application deadline is May 5th, 2017. The program begins with a national training in Washington D.C. in August.

Questions? Contact us at field@globalzero.org.

Volunteer Opportunity in Ghana

This year the Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI) is excited to be offering two Community Health Evaluation sessions and Girls’ Empowerment session.

The Summer Serve and Learn volunteer program offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience in international development work in Africa. The volunteers take part in sessions lasting 16 days or 3 weeks, working alongside local staff to reach common goals. The programs are each designed to complement our year-round programming and the skills and expertise of the volunteers. By volunteering, you will have the opportunity to learn from the local community and gain profound insight into life in rural Ghana. You will benefit from Twi language lessons, discussions on pertinent topics and cultural exchanges, such as meeting the village chief, a drumming and dancing workshop, and traveling to sites at the historic Ghanaian cities of Kumasi and Cape Coast.

Not only are GHEI’s Summer Serve and Learn programs an enriching personal experience but also a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience and transferable skills volunteering in a developing country.

To learn more, check out the website:
http://www.ghei.org/summer-serve-and-learn-1

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The Quito Project Applications due 11/11/16

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The Quito Project (TQP) is a student initiative from the University of Michigan and Universidad de San Francisco de Quito that works to minimize the educational achievement gap in low income neighborhoods of Quito, Ecuador. Through its global collaboration, TQP’s education component works with local communities to provide a summer tutoring program in math, reading comprehension, English, and leadership to primary school students.

 TQP is looking for UM undergraduate students with Spanish proficiency to participate in our 5 week program this summer. UM students who tutor with TQP may elect to take LACS 499 after returning to campus in the fall to receive 3 credits. Interested students should apply by Friday, November 11th.

Applications and additional information are available at www.thequitoproject.com.

Learn More About Volunteering and Interning Abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions

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A Representative from Cross-Cultural Solutions will share information about volunteer abroad programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.  Come to hear about opportunities in the areas of care-giving, teaching, healthcare, and community development.

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 12:00PM-1:00PM

Where: U-M School of Social Work, Room 2816

RSVP!