Global Health Law Summer Internship
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, would like to extend an invitation to students at Maastricht University to apply for an internship position for summer 2019.
We are looking for interested foreign (non-US) law students with a demonstrated interest in global and public health. Interns will work with institute faculty, fellows, and staff on various projects as they relate to health law.
Applications should be submitted via online form and all materials must be in English. Materials not in English will not be reviewed. Applications must include:
- Cover letter, detailing the applicant’s background and interest in the internship program
- Resume or CV
- Transcript with law school grades (this may be in home school’s language)
Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule video conference interviews.
Applicants should be fluent in English and able to conduct research and substantive writing assignments in English.
They should have strong research, writing, and editing skills, as well as familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and World.
Successful candidates will have prior experience in a related position (academic legal research at their home institution). Candidates must be detail oriented and work well with little supervision.
Please note that the applicants need to comply with the requirements for obtaining a J1 visa (internationalservices.georgetown.edu/scholars/j-1interns/). One of the main requirements is that the intern needs to be enrolled in an academic program in his/her home country, and return to that academic program after completing the internship with the institute.
The O’Neill Institute will assist and coordinate necessary visa paperwork for candidates offered internships. The O’Neill Institute does not provide additional funds for travel to the US or for housing while in the US, but will provide guidance on finding and securing housing. The current wage is $16.90/hour, and requires a minimum of 35 hours per week during the internship.
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University was established in 2007 through the generous philanthropy of Linda and Timothy O’Neill to respond to the need for innovative solutions to the most pressing national and international health concerns. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., the O’Neill Institute reflects the importance of public and private law in health policy analysis. The O’Neill Institute draws upon the University’s considerable intellectual resources, including the School of Nursing & Health Studies, School of Medicine, the Public Policy Institute, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.
The essential vision for the O’Neill Institute rests upon the proposition that the law has been, and will remain, a fundamental tool for solving critical health problems in our local, national, and global communities. By contributing to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve health, the O’Neill Institute hopes to encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society sectors to employ the law as a positive tool to enable individuals and populations in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.
The O’Neill Institute’s research program is organized around seven thematic areas: food and drug law, global health governance, healthcare, health and human rights, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, and trade, investment, and health. We utilize an integrated approach that combines scholarship, research projects, and capacity building to draw on the O’Neill Institute’s intellectual strengths.
- Scholarship. We frame innovative solutions with world-class scholarship.
- Research Projects. We translate and apply the research to create real world policy solutions.
- Capacity Building. We teach future leaders how to apply the research and policies and how to litigate the issues with the practice of law.
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interested students should submit their applications through our online platform on our website: http://oneill.law.georgetown.edu/academics/global-internship/ no later than March 1, 2019.