UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health Internships Summer 2019



The Sparkman Center for Global Health (Sparkman Center) announces international global health-related internships and practicum opportunities for eligible UAB students for Summer 2019 (June-July). These travel awards provide elite educational experiences that enrich UAB students. Internships come with a $3,000 stipend to cover airfare and some living expenses.


Eligibility Criteria:

UAB junior or senior undergraduate students (3.25 GPA minimum), graduate, and doctoral students in good academic standing who will be enrolled at the time of travel are eligible for placement. (Domestic and International students are able to apply.)


Internships Available:

  • Jamaica: Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (HIV, Human Rights, and Policy)
  • Dominican Republic: Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (HIV, Human Rights, and Policy)
  • Panama City, Panama: University of South Floridat (USF) Health Panama
  • Kathmandu, Nepal: Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences 

More detailed description on each location and project site will be available soon. 



Deadline to apply is February 28th, 2019. No applications will be considered prior to the application period nor will any late applications be considered for funding.


Application Process:

Complete and submit the online application (availalable soon on this page). Only electronic applications will be considered. For an application to be considered for selection, all fields need to be completed.

All necessary approvals for the training and potential foreign travel related to this award, including approvals from the UAB Office of Education Abroad and UAB Institutional Review Board if applicable must be obtained prior to the travel start date, but are not required to submit an application. Contact your departmental advisor and in case of School of Public Health students the Office of Public Health Practice at for further requirements and academic credit.


The application period for Summer 2019 Sparkman Center Internships will open February 1, 2019 by 5PM. 



Applications are now closed for the Summer 2019 Sparkman Center Internships. Summer 2020 internships will be announced in December 2019. 


Questions or more information:

If you have questions, please contact Anna Helova, UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health Program Director; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone: (205) 975-7770