While a student at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply for a number of international internships and placements to boost your academic and professional experience. One of such opportunities is Child Family Health International (CFHI) Global Health Educational Programmes. CFHI provides community-based Global Health Education Programs for students and institutions. Its model fosters reciprocal partnerships and empowerment in local communities, transforming perspectives about self, healing and global citizenship. CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations.
CFHI programs are inter-professional and available for undergraduate, graduate, professional and post-graduate students. Clinical and public health education is catered to participants based on their educational level, language skills, and professional pursuits.
CFHI programs have program fees to cover the costs involved in hosting CFHI participants in global communities as well as additional funds that are invested into host communities health and community empowerment projects.
CFHI’s Global Health Education Programs are field experiences often referred to as global health internships, clinical electives, away rotations, service-learning, global health scholars programs or externships. They combine exposure to clinical practices, public health, social services, social determinants of health, culture, human resources for health, and much more to provide a reflective, transformative Global Health educational experience.
CFHI has over 30 programs in 10 countries, open to all with an interest in global health. Programs are tailored to each participant’s educational level and interests and lay the foundation for a career in global health, furthering your understanding of health care and development in communities who are struck by poverty, resource limitations, and a multitude of challenges leading to high burdens of illness, death and reduced quality of life.