Earn Credits and Research Experience On Campus- RSSW290/291/390

Global Institute for Health and Human Rights

The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights was founded in 2012 by a group of international, inter-disciplinary experts from a number of universities with the mission of generating a deeper understanding of the intersection between health and human rights, and promoting innovative solutions to contemporary challenges in this arena. Through research, education, policy, advocacy and development, the Institute seeks to advance the understanding and protection of health and human rights in a theoretical, academic, practical, and ethical context.

Based at the University at Albany in New York State, the GIHHR has a number of ongoing international projects in the areas of family planning and reproductive health, maternal & child health, prison medicine, HIV/AIDS treatment and counselling, and advocacy, refugee populations, research and health policy. We strive to be interdisciplinary in both our analysis of global health issues and in our approach to addressing them.

The GIHHR welcomes interested undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline to serve as interns throughout the summer and academic year. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in and conduct research with the GIHHR’s expert staff members and affiliates as well as receiving inter-disciplinary exposure through attending workshops and seminars.

For more information on the GIHHR please visit www.albany.edu/gihhr or contact Alexandra Harrington at arharrington@gmail.com .


U.S. Department of State’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eInternship program

The U.S. Department of State’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eInternship program is bigger and better than ever!    Last year, 610 students were selected as eInterns.  In addition to contributing to important projects and work, eInterns are connected to each other through an online community and mentored by supervisors.

This year we have on offer more projects than ever.  And those projects represent  an even larger number of  U.S. Government agencies – 15 in total.

VSFS is a way for the American public and government employees to collaborate on projects of global importance.   Selected applicants will  volunteer up to 10 hours per week contributing to projects for an office or section from September 2015 through May 2016.   As eInterns, they will  play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, space, journalism, trade, environment, health, agriculture, technology, and housing initiatives. Together, we can create a more effective, efficient, and smarter government that takes advantage of an engaged and participatory citizenry.

The more than 330 projects available this year can be found here.   Students can apply between July 2 – 22 on USAJobs to their top three projects from among those submitted by the following agencies:

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Weather Service
  • Peace Corps
  • The Smithsonian Institution
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Applicants must  be U.S. citizens enrolled in university level courses in the U.S. or abroad.  Last year, we had students in programs ranging from undergraduate to PhD levels, both full and part-time, taking courses in person or online.  A resume, transcript, and statement of interest are required as part of the application process.  Interviews may be conducted in August.  eInternships are unpaid and do not require a security clearance or travel.

Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

We appreciate your interest in the U.S. Department of State.

Paid Internship in Washington

The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

Fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events and projects to help revitalize the federal government. True to the Partnership’s emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:

  • Full-time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive $1000 per month.
  • Full-time fellows who are currently undergraduate students receive $800 per month.
  • Stipends for part-time fellows will be pro-rated accordingly.


The Partnership strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:

  • A commitment to public service
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • An ability to work well in teams

There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another—if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you!

The application for the Fall 2015 term closes on Friday, July 10. Apply today: http://ourpublicservice.org/about-us/internship-program.php



Joseph Aini

Asst. Director

Career Services

Univ at Albany

Phone: 518-437-4900

Fax:  518-437-4906

Web:  www.albany.edu/career

Updated Email: jaini@albany.edu