Hands-on experience is essential to global health students who will shape the future health of communities. Students are encouraged to take part in a variety of different professional and experiential opportunities, including:
- Student research
- Volunteer opportunities
- Studying away
Conduct research with Allegheny faculty during the semester or over the summer.
- Sharpen your statistical analyses and data visualization skills through the global health research bootcamp
- Engage with global educators from around the world to strengthen undergraduate learning through the “Teach Global Health” summer institute
- Partner with faculty on projects relating to such topics as interventions to address microbial pathogens, the history of medical ethics, and indigenous food systems
Intern with local, national, or international organizations to gain practical experience and explore connections to your classroom learning.
- Investigate local health challenges with community partners to address food insecurity, healthcare access, maternal and child health, and environmental health.
- Explore policy at state and national agencies and organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Association of State & Territorial Health
- Officials (ASTHO); and the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO).
- Partner with international organizations like Child Family Health International (CFHI) and Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), India.
Recent Senior Comps
The Senior Comp is the culmination of four years of experience, imagination, and study. It is the moment when you demonstrate what you’ve learned by teaching us something new.
Journeys to Embracing Down Syndrome: A Critical Analysis of Disability Narrative in Popular Culture
Policy Analysis of Gender-Based Violence in Nepal during the “Shadow Pandemic”
Danse Macabre: The Black Death through the Global Health Lens
Off Track: Women, Running, and the Gender Problem in American Sports Literature
An Epidemiologic Study of Burial Practices for Ebola Virus Victims in Guinea
Embedding Their Voices: The Experience of Black Women Breastfeeding in Pittsburgh