Centre for International Health
Master internships

Possibility of Internships in Global Health

Students taking CIH’s Master in Global Health may opt to take an internship in their second year.

Global Health internships

CIH’s new Master in Global Health programme is now offering students a choice in their second year. They may either elect to write a 60 ECTS thesis, or a 30 ECTS thesis plus a 30 ECTS internship. Learn more about the programme.

Having the possibility of undertaking an internship gives students practical experiences in global health situations, as they participate in the daily activities of a public health related host institution or organisation, that are engaged in activities related to global challenges.

The internship option is new. Currently, it is the students themselves who are responsible for identifying a suitable internship host. CIH staff will support them where they can in this process.



Before the candidate can start the internship period, the host institution and CIH / UiB, must sign a written agreement.


Internship possibilities:

South Africa

CIH has an internship project together with Faculty of Psychology, and can offer a few students internship at the University of Kwazulu-Natal (ZA-UKZN), School of Nursing and Public Healthand HEARD, a division of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa, working to advance health equity in Africa. There is funding to help 4 students with an internship in academic year 2019-2020.


* Doctors without borders (MSF)

CIH has an agreement with MSF where recruited field staff will have the opportunity to have their internship as a field assignment. For more information about the specificities in the agreement, please contact your Development Advisor in your contracting MSF section.