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Global Health Volunteer Intern In New York City (Various Positions Available)

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Global Health Volunteers and Interns (various positions available)

Program Description

CMMB is an international NGO providing long-term, co-operative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, CMMB has worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.

CMMB’s Volunteer Program facilitates year-round opportunities for students and professionals to serve in our New York City office where they contribute to vital operational and programmatic projects in support of our global health initiatives. We have worked with thousands of interns and volunteers who help to develop and implement community health interventions, conduct research, develop communications content and build our donor base, and provide critical administrative support to the diverse teams in our offices. The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our New York departments, country teams and local partners by finding meaningful placements for interns and volunteers who are committed to supporting a pattern of sustainable development. In addition, our International Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in South Sudan, Zambia, Kenya, Peru, and Haiti in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children.

We believe in a world in which health and human dignity are shared by all.

We believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. For more than 100 years, we have worked with global partners to deliver locally sustainable, quality healthcare solutions to women, children, and their communities. We’re ready to make it 100 more.

We believe change starts with her.

We work tirelessly for women’s and children’s health because they are disproportionately affected by illness and poverty. We know that healthy, educated, and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated, and confident children, and that communities depend on their livelihoods.

We believe in people.

We strive to live out our core values of collaboration, love, excellence, and respect every day. We provide our volunteers with a meaningful volunteer package, and the opportunities to learn, grow, and leave a longstanding legacy. We especially encourage all persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

In 2018, CMMB:

  • Assisted 74, 240 pregnant women
  • Provided critical health and social services to 1,536,844 people
  • Provided HIV services to 889, 155 people
  • Provided critical health services to 206, 840 children
  • Delivered medicines & medical supplies valued at $598 million to 34 countries

In 2018, CMMB Volunteer Program:

  • Engaged 661 volunteers working in 17 countries
  • Volunteers contributed 92,920 hours

We invite you to join our movement for Healthier Lives Worldwide!

COVID update and work from home update:

CMMB has developed guidelines to inform the different aspects of preparedness and preventive measures we need to put in place for the reopening of our NYC Headquarters. These guidelines were developed based on the Employee Wellness Survey responses, the COVID-19 Task Force and external survey through the Humentum network. CMMB is still working from home to protect the health of its employees. Internships will be remote until further notice. In the meantime, we are interviewing for remote service to support the COVID response with urgently needed skills.

Variety of Opportunities for individuals from a number of majors and fields such as:

- Public Health

- International Development, International Relations, Global Affairs, Humanitarian Studies

- Social Work, Sociology

- Health Administration, Supply Chain Management

- Pre-med, Nursing, Nutrition, and Health Sciences (non-clinical administrative work only in NYC)

- Marketing, Communications, Public Relations

- Finance, Business, Accounting

- Human Resources

- Computer Science, Information Science, Mathematics, Statistics

- Spanish, French, Haitian Creole (Interpretation/Translation)

Examples of Internship Positions include:

  • Marketing and Communications Assistant: social media, website, blogging, storytelling, writing and producing content, newsletters, mailings, outreach, events
  • Designer, Photographer, Videographer: generally project based work, events, editing
  • Data and Reporting Assistant and Analyst: data entry, analysis and processing, report generation and systems streamlining, transition to new technology, some IT related projects also available
  • Administrative Assistant: supporting multiple departments and teams including the Office of the CEO, office operations, programmatic support, liaising with diverse stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Researcher: generally project specific, programmatic based research focused in women’s and children’s health and development, producing reports, white papers
  • Programs and Special Projects Assistant: monitoring and evaluation, administrative support, writing and editing, liaising with country offices
  • Resource Mobilization Assistant: donor reporting, proposal writing, individual donor communication, partnerships support
  • Medical Donation Assistant: support needed for both Manhattan Office and Distribution Center in Long Island City, generally administrative roles, some research support as needed
  • Volunteer Program Assistant: outreach, recruitment, volunteer engagement and communications, administrative support, content production, travel planning, pre-departure orientation and preparations
  • Interpreter/Translator Spanish and Haitian Creole: Translate written documents, materials, guides and communications. Support needed for programs, human resources and strategy and innovation teams.

General Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Specific requirements vary based on position.

- Relevant degree or coursework

- Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health

- Commitment to CMMB’s mission, vision and values

- Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers

- Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative

- Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions

- Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills

- Adaptable and flexible

- Proficiency in English; strong communication skills

- Spanish, French or Creole Fluency required for interpretation/translation positions

Internship Cohorts
-Seasonal, and they work around the typical academic calendar. Internships typically last around three months, and the timeline is as follows:

  • Spring: mid-January through April
  • Summer: June through September
  • Fall: September through December

-Term: Minimum 3 months


  • Unpaid
  • College/university credit available
  • Part-time, Flexible schedules
  • Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm EST

Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

Phone: 212-242-7757

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About CMMB


100 Wall St, Floor 9, New York, NY 10005, US

Mission Statement

Inspired by the example of Jesus, CMMB works in partnership globally to deliver locally sustainable, quality health solutions to women, children, and their communities.


CMMB is a leading faith-based NGO focused exclusively on global health care for the world’s poor, by building healthy, sustainable communities through community engagement and partnerships. Now entering its second century, CMMB is committed to integrating and focusing its programming around saving the lives of children and mothers by concentrating on leading causes of mortality in targeted communities.

Building around a new CHAMPS (CHildren And Mother PartnershipS) model, CMMB works at both the community and clinical levels in these targeted communities to strengthen health services and address the leading causes of maternal and child death. CMMB has committed to develop 20 CHAMPS sites by 2020, incorporating at least 3 in Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan, and Zambia.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


100 Wall StreetFloor 9New York, NY 10005



  • Networking
  • Organization
  • Project Management
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is volunteer based in an office environment

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