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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
1 – Current resume
2 – Statement of interest Address the following in your statement of interest:
- 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?
- What is your desired start date?
3 – One letter of recommendation
4 – A ranking of country/project preferences with up to five projects. Please see this document for the list of currently available opportunities 2021 ICAP Next Generation Internship Project Overview.
All application components should be emailed as one-PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of application can be sent separately and directly from the recommender. Applicants are responsible for confirming receipt of all materials.
You can find more information about the Next Generation Internship Program by visiting ICAP website at: https://icap.columbia.edu/student-resources-archive/internships/
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are students able to travel for internships?
There is a currently a University restriction on student travel. All projects are remote experiences as of January 2021. If University travel restrictions are lifted, projects may be reviewed for in-country travel.
Does ICAP provide financial support to interns?
Yes, most students will receive funding in the range of $500-700 through ICAP. Funding is based on availability of funds 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 Monday, March 1, 2021 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.