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Opportunities for Service in Global Health

There are many ways to use what you know in health care to serve families of low resources, both in the US and abroad. For opportunities abroad, please click on the links below to find ways in which you can use your passion for global health to enhance your training and/or advance your career. If you wish to be added to our e-mailing list, please contact us and let us know!

Doctors Without Borders needs qualified nurses for a challenging and rewarding career.

Global Research Nurses work towards improving health worldwide through clinical research abroad.

Jhpiego works in developing countries to train healthcare professionals in modern reproductive health care.

Partners In Health offers job opportunities around the world for adventurous health care professionals.

Projects Abroad offers internships in nursing and health care all over the world.

The Peace Corps offers a unique experience to make a difference around the world.

United Planet is a community of people who care which transcends borders. Nurses needed!

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UAB Global Engagement Resources

Mary Heersink Institute for Global Health

Founded in September 2021, the overarching goal of the Mary Heersink Institute for Global Health is to improve overall health and well-being and promote equity in health outcomes among people around the world. The institute aims to present a coordinated, comprehensive, and sustainable infrastructure for the Heersink School of Medicine, UAB, and international partners, to foster educational opportunities, conduct high-quality biomedical research, and provide multidirectional services, capacity building, and mutual support toward mitigating the most pressing and complex global health challenges.

Department of World Languages and Literatures at UAB

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at UAB offers many resources that support international teaching, scholarship, and service. In addition to offering instruction in numerous languages, the department has cross-listed a course entitled "Spanish for Health Professionals" with the School of Nursing, allowing undergraduate nursing students to use this course to meet their requirement for a nursing elective course. Please click on the website of this department for more information on the many offerings.

Education Abroad

UAB's Education Abroad program has over 50 programs in 27 international locations in the areas of Language, Arts, Nursing, Business, Social science and Engineering.

International Scholar and Student Services

The mission of International Scholar and Student Services (ISSS) is to provide quality services, programs, and activities that enhance cultural awareness, international educational and research opportunities, and global perspectives for students, faculty, and staff. ISSS advises foreign students and assists visiting international faculty and students in matters of immigration, federal and state taxation, and orientation to the Birmingham community. ISSS also serves as a collaborative resource center that facilitates, promotes, and strengthens international understanding on campus and throughout the Birmingham community.

Office of Sponsored International Programs

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is committed to the enhancement of people throughout the world through the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge. The Office of Sponsored International Programs (OSIP) was established in the Office of the Vice President for Research to facilitate the University's ability to conduct service, education, and research programs at international sites by continuously building on experiences and by adapting University policy for international activities. The services provided by OSIP will enhance the ability of the institution both to strengthen and expand existing programs and to encourage and promote other international endeavors.

Sparkman Center for Global Health

The primary mission of the Sparkman Center is to contribute to solutions of health problems in developing countries by implementing comprehensive, graduate-level training and educational public health programs that are organized collaboratively with academic institutions, international agencies, and health ministries within the host country.

External Global Health Resources