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Afya Foundation is hosting a one-week intensive summer internship for junior and high school students committed to global health. These opportunities are designed for the students to learn about global health issues through targeted lectures. The application of their growing knowledge will result in a hands-on project dedicated to Afya’s mission to help eliminate health disparities in medically underserved communities.

If you are currently a rising junior or high school student interested in global issues, health, human rights, disaster response and recovery work, this internship is for you.

Selected student interns will work directly with our full-time staff in the areas of program support, operations and communications. The right candidates will be self-directed, able to handle multiple tasks and priorities at once, be a hands-on team player and passionate about global humanitarian work and eliminating health disparities.

We are currently accepting and reviewing applications for 20 participants in the program.  Accepted ccandidates will be notified via email.  The process is rolling admissions so please apply now.

In addition to working on specific Afya project(s), student interns will be meeting subject matter global health and disaster relief experts in their field during daily scheduled presentations. The week-long internship will culminate in a special program for parents and friends where student interns will present on the work they have accomplished during their internship.


Time Requirements

  • One week: June 24 – 28
  • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
  • Interns’ Project Presentations for Parents on Friday, June 28, 1 pm – 3 pm


140 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers, NY 10701



  • Ability to work independently but also as part of a team
  • Good attention to detail and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent computer proficiency including: Microsoft Office
  • Passionate about global humanitarian issues.