Building the future
…of global public health
Next Generation Internships
ICAP’s Next Generation Program is a multidisciplinary training initiative that provides students with internship and fellowship opportunities focusing on global public health.
Through the Next Generation Program, students engage in the design, implementation, and evaluation of ICAP-supported programs while working side-by-side with global health experts. Students will learn about health care delivery systems in low-resource settings while working on a discrete programmatic project with ICAP team members. The Next Generation interns spend two to six months engaged in the design, implementation and/or evaluation of ICAP-supported programs in Africa, Asia and New York under the mentorship of ICAP staff.*
This opportunity is open to students enrolled in one of the following schools at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center:
- The Mailman School of Public Health
- The College of Physicians and Surgeons
- The College of Dental Medicine
- The School of Nursing
ICAP Intern Equity Initiative
ICAP continues to take active steps towards becoming an antiracist organization, through promoting health equity and working to undo the systems of structural oppression that create health disparities seen around the world. To this end, we are committed to developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations with whom we work. To support the diversification of the global public health workforces and provide opportunities to students from underrepresented groups access to global opportunities, ICAP will provide interns with additional funding to support their practicum experiences. Selected students from underrepresented populations with financial need are eligible to receive additional funding to support their practicum experience.
Interested applicants must first apply for the ICAP Next Generation 2023 practicum program. Students interested in the additional funding must provide demographic and socioeconomic information to be eligible for the additional funding.
2023 ICAP Next Generation Internship Project Overview
1 – Complete application form (please see this link to the application form)
2 – Current resume (no more than two pages)
3 – Statement of interest addressing a few key questions:
- Why are you interested in global public health?
- What are your goals for this internship experience?
- What are your career goals?
- What skills and experiences will you bring to ICAP?
4 – One letter of recommendation
All application components should be submitted via the Qualtrics application in the link above. Letters of recommendation can be sent separately and directly from the recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org or uploaded through Qualtrics. Applicants are responsible for confirming receipt of all materials.
All application components are due by Friday, February 24, 2023, by 11:59 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
Are students able to travel for internships?
ICAP follows all University guidelines around travel. As of January 2022, students will be able to travel internationally but must meet all ICAP, department and University requirements.
Does ICAP provide financial support to interns?
Yes, most students will receive funding in the range of $500-2,000 through ICAP. Funding is based on availability of funds, location of practicum, and student needs. Supplemental funding is also available through the student fund at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.
When is the application deadline for the Next Generation Program?
All application components are due Friday, February 24, 2023 by 11:59 PM.
When will I be notified about an interview?
Only qualified students will be contacted for an interview. Students who get invited for an interview will be notified mid-March. All students who “pass” the first interview stage will have a second interview.
When are final notifications about acceptance into the program?
Final decisions will be made by early to mid-April. You will receive an offer letter via email if you are accepted into the program.
When will the internship begin?
Internship start dates for flexible and based on the student’s availability and project needs. There will be opportunities for students to conduct these internships in Spring, Summer and Fall.
What is the duration of the internship?
Internships have an 8-week minimum length. Some internships range from 2-3 months and last up to 6 months for students in the Global Health Track at the Mailman School.