Internship Program


ICMHD’s Internship Program provides opportunities for students who wish to work in the field of international public health, with an emphasis on migration and development.

Past Interns

Over the past five years, ICMHD has welcomed over 55 students from undergraduate and graduate institutions in Canada, China, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.

These students came from diverse academic backgrounds, including Behavioral Neuroscience, Biology, Biological Anthropology, Economics, Psychology,  Global Studies, Government Studies, Human Rights, International Development, International Relations, Law, Medicine, Midwifery, Political Science, Public Policy, and Public Health.

They attended universities such as University of Vienna (Austria), Queen's University (Canada), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Paris School of Economics (France), University of Padua (Italy), University of  Klaipeda (Lithuania), Erasmus University (Netherlands), Maastricht University (Netherlands), Saint Petersburg State University (Russia), University of Aberdeen (Scotland), Global Health Institute (Switzerland), Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (Switzerland), Boston University (USA), Dartmouth University (USA), University of North Carolina (USA), Smith College (USA), and Tulane University (USA).

Students have contributed to ongoing projects or they have designed their own projects on topics such as the legal ramifications of migrant family separation, cancer in migrant populations, occupational health hazards for migrants, or female genital mutilation in Europe, among others. Senior ICMHD staff also contributed towards several students’ masters’ theses.

Internship Conditions

The Internship Program is intended for students:

  • enrolled in a master program;
  • or enrolled in the 2nd or 3rd year of a first university degree program (Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • with relevant backgrounds to our projects and work
  • with good writing skills in English

Internships are customised according to interns' academic backgrounds and interests.

How to Apply

To apply for an internship, submit to the following documents:

  • most recent Curriculum Vitae
  • cover letter
  • completed application form


The application form can be downloaded from: icmhd-application-form-internships-and-sabbatical-leaves

Please contact ICMHD at with any inquiries about our internship and sabbatical leave programs.