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Practicum & Internships

Students in the faculty of health can gaining international work integrated learning experience through global practicum and internships at one of our host organizations. 

Placements within a variety of settings offer opportunities to gain valuable work-related skills in areas of research, program and data management, communications, policy, advocacy and so much more!

Visit York International Outgoing Global Internships for details and program information.

Global Fellowship Program

HerStart Fellowship Program, Youth Challenge International

HerStart Fellowships offer meaningful volunteer opportunities that allow students to gain hands-on professional international development experience with a 3 or 6 month placement in either Ghana, Tanzania or Uganda. HerStart Fellows will expand their impact-driven networks, and engage in high quality training from experts in critical topics such as gender equality, climate action and social innovation. 

HerStart International Fellows receive a holistic benefits package including pre-departure training, post-placement support, round-trip airfare, visas, health insurance, a monthly living stipend and much more.  This program is funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs. 

Please view the full job description for more information.

Global Research Internship

Several global research internship placements that are available for students in health.


Ontario/Rhône-Alpes (ORA) Summer Research Program, France

Students in Health Studies and Psychology can experience 2-3 months in a research group/lab  (Partner funding available).

University of Graz, Austria

Students in Kinesiology and Psychology can experience 2-3 months as part of a global research group.

For details, refer to the global internship website 2024 Global Internship Placements - York International (

Application deadline: submit the application to York International by December 1st, 2023

Global Health Practicum

The Global Health Practicum course is open to students at the end of their Specialized Honours Global Health program and offers opportunities for students to apply their learning in a variety of international health related settings.

The Global Health Practicum takes place over the winter term when students are placed with one of our global partners.

Throughout the practicum, students complete academic activities and assignments supported by excellent supervisors and the faculty’s practicum team.  Placements include opportunities for policy development, health systems administration and management, education, research, community healthcare and program planning and evaluation. Employers include health agencies, hospitals, government, the private and non-profit sectors, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Scholarships & Funding

The Global Health Travel Award supports the international mobility of undergraduate students engaged in global health initiatives. The award will support qualified students to travel abroad to participate in international activities in the field of global health by offsetting travel and accommodation expenses. Priority is given to applicants with demonstrated financial need and traveling for placements with partner organizations.