Are you our next Public Health intern?

***This application is now closed. (A new internship opportunity will be offered from January until April 2024.)***

Who are we

Alanda is a dynamic purpose-driven organization with a mission to help build a healthier and more equitable world through a focus on evidence and targeting barriers in access to health.

We are an international team working fully remote, in several thematic areas, including Epidemic Preparedness and Response, Epidemiology and Surveillance, Infectious Diseases (HIV, TB, malaria, cholera, vaccine-preventable diseases), Maternal and Child health, Sexual and Reproductive health, Health equity and barriers in access to care, Psychosocial support and Mental Health.

What we do

Partner-based projects: 

We support international organizations and NGOs working in global and public health with technical advice in global health; research and evidence needs; training and capacity building; leadership and project management. 

Alanda projects: 

  • Science communication: Through our social media (LinkedIn and webpage) we aim to spread awareness and inform the general public about important global health challenges through the development of weekly informational posts and blog articles.  
  • Young professionals: We support young public and global health professionals with their career development needs through online courses and peer-to-peer networking.
  • Innovations in healthcare access: We explore solutions to barriers in access to healthcare coming from different health and non-health sectors. 

Want to join the team?

This internship position is most suitable for a recent graduate/someone finishing a master’s in public health or similar diploma seeking work experience, or someone looking for a career change into public health (with a keen interest and knowledge of public/global health). If you have most of the items below, it doesn’t matter to us what your degree is, as long as you are willing to learn!

What we are looking for in an intern

  • Proactive and creative – You come up with ideas and improvements on tasks/projects. You don’t wait to be told what to do, you are able to find your way if you have clarity on the end goal.
  • Comfortable working independently and receiving feedback on your work on a regular basis.
  • Passionate about global health and poverty issues and how to solve them.
  • Curious and eager to learn.
  • Organised and efficient with your work, good time-management.
  • Flexible and willing to support an array of different tasks and projects.
  • Committed and responsible – you deliver timely and are committed to your work with us.

Time commitment: Minimum 15 hours per week. 

Skills that you need to bring along – We’ll help you develop them further!

Research skills:

  • Ability to efficiently research peer-reviewed and gray literature online
  • Capacity to read and summarize high volumes of information
  • Good analytical skills
  • Comfortable/knowledgeable in quantitative and qualitative research skills is a plus

Writing and communication skills:

  • Excellent writing skills in English (Spanish or French is a plus)
  • Some knowledge of social media content creation – short posts, videos, etc.
  • Comfortable reaching out to people and organizations

What your internship would look like

Team: We meet on Mondays for our weekly team meeting, we start with an energiser and some team building activities, share wins from the previous week and then discuss the work for the upcoming weeks. 

You’ll support team members working on projects with our partner organizations, contributing to research, evaluation reports, trainings or other products. You might also support the development of one of our internal projects. We work in a variety of different subjects, so you’ll get exposure to several current issues in Global Health.

Science communication:
You’ll work on content development for our social media, blogs, articles and videos with global health information for a general audience.

Learning and growth:
Our interns have shared that the most amazing part is the level of support and mentoring we offer. Our team is always a text or call away if you get stuck or have any questions. You’re part of a supportive and open-minded group of global health professionals, providing each other with feedback and seeking continuous growth.

→ The 4-month internship is remote, from Monday 4 September until Friday 22 December 2023 (including a two-week vacation).

How to apply

Fill out the Google Form and upload:

  • Your CV (2 pages max) as a pdf;
  • A cover letter (as a pdf, 1 page max) tailored to Alanda, where you tell us why you want to do your internship with us, and some interesting things about you that don’t fit in your CV. Let us know why we are a good match and how your skills are added value to our team and our projects. 

Application deadline: Sunday 30 July 2023 (23.59 CEST).

*Apply as soon as possible! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to previous large amounts of applications, we will close the application form as soon as we have enough potential candidates.*


You’ll find all our Frequently Asked Questions here.

In case you’re still in doubt about something, Send us an email

(We’re a small team, so please follow the application process. Applications via email will not be considered.)

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10 thoughts on “Are you our next Public Health intern?”

  1. Asonganyi Aminkeng


    Thank you very much for this internship opportunity. I am currently a master of Public Health student with a concentration in Epidemiology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is a great opportunity for people like me to gain some insides into working on projects with your partner organizations, contributing to research, evaluating reports, and obtaining some training. However, I would like to ask if internships get something like a certificate of participation at the end of the internship. My second is with regard to the internship duration. Could it be possible to do it for a period of 2 months instead of 4 months?
    Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards

    1. Dear Asonganyi,

      We’ve replied to your questions via email. Please check your inbox.

      Kind regards,
      the Alanda Health team

  2. Melissa Epps

    Will there be any other times later in the fall to do an internship with your company?

    Thank you

    1. Dear Melissa,

      Yes, we will provide this internship opportunity again in the fall. Please keep an eye out on our LinkedIn page and website for upcoming opportunities.

      Kind regards,
      the Alanda Health team

  3. Meriem CHERIF


    Thank you very much for this internship opportunity. I am currently a first-year Master’s student in Pharmacoeconomics at the University of Algiers, I would like to ask if interns receive a certificate of participation at the end of the internship.

    Best regards,

    1. Dear Meriem,

      We can definitely provide interns with a certificate of participation at the end of the internship.

      Kind regards,
      the Alanda Health team

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