Knowledge in Action Career and Internship Fund Update

The Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund, KACIF, was created to help off-set the cost of necessarily unpaid internships – i.e., typically with non-profit, governmental, educational, and non-governmental organizations that genuinely lack the financial resources to pay salaries or wages to their interns. In 2016, and in collaboration with the Student Association, KACIF Travel was created as an additional option to reimburse students for the public transportation expenses related to necessarily unpaid internships.

In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the understanding that more students are engaging in remote/virtual Internships throughout this summer, we are expanding the KACIF Travel grant to include expenses related to remote internships (internet access, equipment needed, etc.).

Applications are now being accepted through Friday, August 21, 2020 for reimbursement of relevant expenses up to $300. For more information, including eligibility and a link to the application go to:

For students who are still pursuing options for the summer,  check out new listings for virtual internships and virtual employer events in Handshake as well as options

Global Health & Innovation Conference

 Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) will be held on April 13-14, 2019. The conference website is now live, including a list of confirmed speakers to date. Register during July for more than 50% off the registration rate.Please feel free to forward this announcement to others who may also be interested in attending or presenting.

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 13-14, 2019 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
16th annual conference
Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference
by July 31 for 50% off the registration rate.

The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14, 2019, is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

Register for GHIC
Conference Schedule Apply to Present Innovation Prize

Learn from more than 250 speakers. See the confirmed 2019 conference speakers.

Apply to present at the Global Health & Innovation Conference! August 31 is the first round abstract submission deadline.  Read more about the presentation opportunities and the abstract submission process.

The GHIC Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2019 Global Health & Innovation Conference.

Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of commercial interests and committed to promoting high-quality care for all. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is presented annually by Unite For Sight.

The Young Professionals Program: The World Bank Group

The application for the 2019 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program will be open from June 14 to July 31, 2018 (midnight EST).

Check out the Facebook Live: Q&A with World Bank Young Professionals Program for useful tips and information.


Program Features

Selection Cycle

Application Process

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group.

It is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group (WBG). The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant toWBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others.

To be competitive for this highly selective program, candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to development, proven academic success, professional achievement, and leadership capability.

We value diversity in our workplace and encourage qualified men and women with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Since its inception, the YP program has hired over 1,700 people who hold or have held positions ranging from entry-level to vice presidents and managing directors. It is a unique opportunity to experience development and gain exposure to the World Bank’s operations and policies.

Every year, around 45 applicants are accepted into the program. Young Professionals are offered a five-year renewable term contract, spend 24 months in a structured development program, and enjoy a variety of benefits and opportunities.



Minimum Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Program.

  • Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank Group
  • Be born on or after October 1, 1986
  • A PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Full proficiency in one or more of the WBG’s working languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish is desired but not required
  • Specialization in a field relevant to the WBG Technical/Operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources, and others
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience related to development or continued academic study at the doctoral level

Additional Qualifications

To be competitive for the limited number of positions, a combination of the following credentials is highly desirable:

  • Display a commitment and passion for international development
  • Possess outstanding academic credentials
  • Exhibit excellent client engagement and team leadership skills
  • Have international development country experience

To apply, please visit

Social Determinants of Health Summer Institute

The Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) Summer Institute on the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) provides opportunities to gain the foundational knowledge and applied skills needed to study and intervene in the social determinants of health. According to Healthy People 2020, the social determinants of health are “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” Addressing these social determinants is vital to eliminating health inequities.

Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) Summer 2018 Health Equity Fellow

As part of YHEMOP, OMH supports the placement of Health Equity Fellows to assist in meeting the needs of diverse organizations by completing short-term health equity projects. YHEMOP Health Equity Fellows are students enrolled in higher education studies or recent graduates (within the past year). For more information, check out the YHEMOP website.


Application Information

The deadline to submit an application to become a Health Equity Fellow is February 19th, 2018.  For more information about the program and to access the application, please visit Application requirements include:

  • YHEMOP application with Placement Site rankings
  • Current resume
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Please note once applicants begin the application, their progress can be saved so they do not need to complete the entire application in one sitting.

Application Assistance

Should applicants run into problems or have questions regarding the application process, they are encouraged to reach out to the YHEMOP team by emailing Questions will be answered as quickly as possible.

Matching Process

Applicants will be notified as to whether they were selected by a placement site to participate in a short (20-minute) interview by March 15. Final notification of a match will be made no later than April 15.

For more information on the YHEMOP Program please visit  or email us

MEDtalk Event: Global Health Panel and Reception

The GW Center for Career Services and GW MedLife would like to invite you to attend:

MEDtalk Event: Global Health Panel & Reception
Wednesday, March 1
Marvin Center Continental Ballroom

If you are Interested in international development, global public health, health care, sustainability, health communication, or human services, you will want to attend this exclusive event featuring a panel of professionals in the field of international health and development.

Open to all GW students, staff and faculty

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