GlobeMed partners with USAID
GlobeMed and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are partnering to expand access to international service work for historically underrepresented students, including African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, disabled, and socio-economically disadvantaged undergraduates.
Through USAID's Global Health Fellows Program II, GlobeMed will provide support for students to participate in the Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) Internship program in summer 2012. GROW interns will work for three to eight weeks with GlobeMed’s partner organizations around the world, gaining experience and critical insight on community-based health issues. Global Health Fellowships will enable financially disadvantaged students who have extraordinary leadership skills and are dedicated to improving global health to work hand in hand with local leaders on community health projects.
USAID’s fellows program is implemented by the Public Health Institute and partners: CDC Development Solutions and Management Systems International.
Since its foundation in 2007, GlobeMed has connected university students in the United States with local communities in the developing world, in order to assess and address local health needs. The initiative has linked enthusiastic students from 46 different universities with grassroots organizations, creating a network of GlobeMed chapters around the world. Inspired by Northwestern undergraduates and brought to fruition with guidance from the Buffett Center, GlobeMed is building a new generation of global health leaders and transforming the way health needs are tackled around the world.
For more information about GlobeMed, visit: www.globemed.org