Global Health Resource Center (GHRC)

WRIHC 2012 Registration Table
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Volunteers greet attendees at the registration table during the 2012 WRIHC. Photo credit: Aditya Ganapathiraju.
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This list is intended to assist students in their path of interest in Global Health. The inclusion of an organization on this list does not indicate that the GHRC endorses that organization. Students should research each organization independently to ensure that the organization is a good fit with their own skills, goals, and values. For some good questions to start with, see the Seven Key Questions for evaluating global health student service opportunities.

Principles Course 2014
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Participants of the 2014 Principles of STD/HIV Course gather outside of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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SEATTLE AREA INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Carlson Center FellowshipsUW center that connects students with service learning opportunities. 

Fund for Global HealthThe Fund for Global Health focuses particularly on innovation in rural health care and on advocacy for road safety.

Infectious Disease Research Institute: Research and product development to address infectious diseases.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: IHME aspires to make available to the world high-quality information on population health, its determinants, and the performance of health systems.

PATH: Develops and delivers high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities.

UW I-TECHPartners to support the development of a skilled health work force and well-organized national health delivery systems.

Village Reach: Improves access to healthcare for remote, underserved communities around the world.

Washington Global Health Alliance: Facilitates collaboration to create activities and partnerships in global health that wouldn’t otherwise exist.

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SEATTLE AREA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

API Chaya: Works to prevent sexual and domestic violence, exploitation, and human trafficking through services and advocacy. Focus is on Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Asian Counseling and Referral Services: Offers human services and behavioral health programs to Asian and Pacific Islander communities in King County.

Bailey-Boushay House: Provide exceptional care to people with HIV disease, promoting their health, well-being and functional independence.

The Borgen Project InternshipsThe movement is big, but the organization is small. Be flexible and be prepared to take on any assignment.

Consejo Counseling and Referral Services: Provides counseling and referral services to the Latino community in Seattle.

El Centro de la RazaProvides services and advocacy programs for the Latino community in Seattle.

GayCity: A multicultural gay men’s health organization and the leading provider of HIV and STI testing in King County.

Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth: Research and advocacy to improve birth outcomes worldwide. An initiative of Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Global 2 LocalServes Tukwila and SeaTac residents who have little or no access to basic health services and economic opportunity, using student volunteers to connect clients with resources and address social determinants of health.

Horn of Africa Services: Offers individual and family counseling and referral services primarily to East African immigrants and refugees.

International Community Health Services: Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the health of Asian Pacific Islanders and the broader community.

International Rescue Committee: Refugee resettlement assistance.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance: Lifelong empowers people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other chronic condition to lead healthier lives.

MED25: Provides individuals in rural African communities with quality, culturally appropriate, and affordable health care, focusing on “One Community at a Time.”

Northwest Immigrant Rights ProjectDefends the rights of immigrants.

NW Network: Works to end abuse in our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.

One by One: Working to raise awareness and provide care and treatment with the goal of eliminating obstetric fistula worldwide.

People of Color against AIDS Network: Services and advocacy responding to the devastating impact that HIV/AIDS has had on communities of color.

Refugee Women’s AllianceProvides services for immigrant and refugee families.

SeaMar Community Health CentersA community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and human services in Washington state.

Seattle Children’s Research Institute: Research center for pediatric care.

Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia: SCOPE identifies and links medical and religious communities to improve the delivery of HIV/AIDS care and to prevent new infections.

WA MESA: Builds a pathway to college and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). They develop programming and initiatives to improve diversity and retention with an emphasis on traditionally underrepresented students in STEM fields.

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SEATTLE HOSPITAL-BASED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Seattle Children’s HospitalChildren's serves as a major pediatric referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.

Harborview and UW Medical CenterUW Medicine physicians, staff and other healthcare professionals based at Harborview serve patients from all walks of life in world-class centers of emphasis and also serve a mission population for King County. 

Virginia Mason Hospital & Medical CenterVirginia Mason Hospital is a 336-bed teaching hospital in Seattle, Washington, part of the Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

AIESECStudent internships abroad.

American Public Health AsscOrganization of public health professionals.

Americorps: National organization that places volunteers at organizations around the United States.

IE3International internship for students in the Pacific Northwest school network.

Red Cross: Health and safety training and support, emergency response and preparedness.

Peace CorpsTwo year volunteer abroad experience.

World Health Organization: Internship opportunities for graduate students.

World VisionA Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

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