Student Engagement

The Harvard Global Health Institute equips Harvard undergraduates to tackle diverse global health challenges through critical thinking and active engagement. Collaborating with university departments and global partners, HGHI provides unique learning opportunities, fostering a global community through coursework, research, internships, and workshops, preparing the next generation of global health practitioners and leaders.

For Undergraduates

Global health presents multifaceted problems that need multidisciplinary solutions. HGHI provides Harvard undergraduates with opportunities to think critically and to engage actively with public and global health challenges. HGHI collaborates with departments across the university, student organizations, and partners around the world to facilitate unique opportunities for learning. Students learn to work in a global community through coursework, research positions, internships, interactive workshops, and other experiential learning opportunities. It will take leaders from all disciplines and sectors to solve global health problems; HGHI is helping prepare the next generation of practitioners and leaders in global health.

Events & Opportunities Delivered to Your Inbox

HGHI sends out a term-time Student Bulletin, which highlights global health events and opportunities at Harvard and beyond. Click below to see recent issues, and you can subscribe HERE.

Guide to Global Health

At Harvard, there are many ways to engage in global health beyond the classroom. The Harvard Global Health Institute’s Student Ambassadors have put together a resource guide with information about classes, student groups, internships, research opportunities, funding, and more for students interested in public and global health. Click below to access the guide.


If you’re interested in discussing student opportunities, summer funding, research, or internships, you can talk to one of our advisors during our Open Office Hours on Thursdays at 2:00 – 3:00 PM and Fridays at 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Please use Calendly to book a time.

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