Virtual Summer Internships - Placements

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Virtual – Comparative Global Health (Worldwide)

Each UC Davis Virtual Summer Internship program pairs UC Davis Study Abroad with a partner organization that manages the personalized internship placements, prepares you for the virtual experience, and provides advising support throughout the placement process and throughout your virtual internship. As part of the placement process for Virtual Summer Internships, participants will first enroll through UC Davis Study Abroad and then complete a supplemental application for the partner organization associated with their particular program.

Although Study Abroad partners with outside organizations for some aspects of Virtual Summer Internships, the official provider for these programs is UC Davis Study Abroad and course credit is issued by UC Davis.

Internship Placement Process

After students enroll through UC Davis Study Abroad in the Virtual – Comparative Global Health program, they will receive instructions for completing a separate application and portal for this program’s partner, Child Family Health International (CFHI). CFHI's process includes a supplemental application. No interviews are required in the placement process.

Sample Internship Placements

This program will incorporate CFHI’s expertise in facilitated competency development and global health topics through live and self-guided trainings, workshops, and seminars to develop foundational skills for careers in global health, public health, and related fields. Additionally, your internship will be completing a project and presentation to support the ongoing work of one of CFHI’s partners. The 5-10 country comparative locations will be announced closer to the program start date and will be within CFHI’s existing sites. 

Resume and Cover Letter Resources

We strongly recommend that you meet with an advisor at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC) or the Career Center on your home campus to have your resume and cover letter reviewed prior to submitting these documents. The ICC provides many online resources, such as resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation examples.

Information about UC Davis’ partner for the program

For the Virtual – Comparative Global Health program, UC Davis Study Abroad partners with CFHI (Child Family Health International), a nonprofit organization that offers health-focused programs, rotations, and internships in 11 countries. CFHI is recognized as a global health ethics leader and offers quality health education programs rooted in longstanding partnerships with local host communities. CFHI programs aim to provide students with a professional and holistic perspective of local health needs and resources. 

The Virtual – Comparative Global Health program is a customized program designed by CFHI uniquely for UC Davis Study Abroad. A team of local CFHI staff will support you throughout this internship program.

Transcript Notation

Students participating in UC Davis Study Abroad Virtual Summer Internships are eligible to receive Transcript Notation (TN). Transcript notation documents your academically approved internship on your official UC Davis transcript. By having your experience noted, it provides proof of where and when you participated in an internship. This is especially valuable for international internships that may be difficult for a prospective employer or program to contact.

Transcript Notation is a process you’ll start within the first two weeks of your internship placement through Handshake, the tool UC Davis Internship and Career Center uses to connect students and employers.