Join Us: Become a Volunteer or InterN

 Ann, a volunteer from Kentucky. Ann is a physician. “I started as a volunteer with FFGH last spring when I returned from working in a foreign country and wanted to keep working globally without leaving home. I liked that FFGH wasn’t asking people to donate money. Instead, we work to convince our country to donate money. We want to increase USAID funds that go toward treating TB - the largest infectious disease killer of any. While learning how to promote our goal and working with a knowledgeable team of interns and other volunteers, I came to an all new perspective on government, public health, grassroots advocacy and persistence. It continues to be a great experience.”

Ann, a volunteer from Kentucky. Ann is a physician. “I started as a volunteer with FFGH last spring when I returned from working in a foreign country and wanted to keep working globally without leaving home. I liked that FFGH wasn’t asking people to donate money. Instead, we work to convince our country to donate money. We want to increase USAID funds that go toward treating TB - the largest infectious disease killer of any. While learning how to promote our goal and working with a knowledgeable team of interns and other volunteers, I came to an all new perspective on government, public health, grassroots advocacy and persistence. It continues to be a great experience.”

 Caroline, one of our interns from Illinois. Caroline studies community health and political science at University of Illinois. “I've been with the Fund for Global Health for about six months and have really enjoyed working with the entire team. In my first few months as an intern, I worked closely with Operation ASHA, an incredibly inspiring organization that delivers tuberculosis treatment to people in the most remote parts of India and Cambodia. Working with FFGH has been very rewarding, and I encourage everyone to take part in their work in any capacity.”

Caroline, one of our interns from Illinois. Caroline studies community health and political science at University of Illinois. “I've been with the Fund for Global Health for about six months and have really enjoyed working with the entire team. In my first few months as an intern, I worked closely with Operation ASHA, an incredibly inspiring organization that delivers tuberculosis treatment to people in the most remote parts of India and Cambodia. Working with FFGH has been very rewarding, and I encourage everyone to take part in their work in any capacity.”


VOLUNTEER & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Fund for Global Health advocates for large-scale changes to avert preventable death and disability. We are currently lobbying to increase U.S. foreign assistance for tuberculosis and primary health care in the developing world.   

We are looking for dedicated and passionate individuals to join our team. This is an opportunity to address major global health challenges and learn effective advocacy skills.  

Join our team

Join a network of interns and volunteers of all backgrounds whose U.S. Representatives or Senators are on the Congressional subcommittees of Appropriations that fund foreign aid. You will be trained and supported in effective citizen advocacy, urging these key Members of Congress to increase U.S. funding levels and effectiveness for global health programs. Currently we are focused on programs addressing tuberculosis, the top infectious disease killer in the world, and on promoting effective poverty-targeted primary health care. 

 We are seeking interns or volunteers who are constituents of these Representatives and Senators, to work 6-8 hours a week for a minimum of 4 months, with regular video chat/phone training and support. All activities can be conducted remotely.

 We are also seeking interns in D.C. and in Seattle, WA, where we are based.

Learning outcomes:

  • Experience with citizen lobbying actions such as writing letters, talking with Congressional staff, meeting a Member of Congress.

  • Detailed knowledge of the Congressional appropriations process and how to influence it.

  • Knowledge based on own research into the global need for primary health care and resources to fight tuberculosis.

  • Experience with organizing others to engage in these activities.

Qualifications:

  • Reliability; promptness in responding to communications

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Helpful: experience in advocacy, outreach, organizing and training people

To apply, please submit the following via email to Keith Johnson, Director of Advocacy, at k.johnson@fundforglobalhealth.org:

  • Resume or CV

  • 1 or 2-page writing sample

  • Single paragraph describing why you are interested in this position

For more information, see: www.fundforglobalhealth.org