International Education

Internship Programs

Internship Programs

The MHA International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent (IFRC) Internship

The Master of Health Administration program has developed a 6-week internship opportunity in Panamá for students to develop health administration skills in an international and intercultural context.  The aim of the internship is to provide support and input to the overall and more detailed mapping, compilation and planning activities in the thematic area of health of the Urban Risk Reduction and Community Resilience Unit of the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent. This mapping and compilation exercise will support the unit in improving its understanding of current National Red Cross Society activities and the support needed for strengthening integrated programming in rural or urban context in Panamá.

The International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent

The IFRC “is the world's largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. Founded in 1919, the IFRC comprises 189 member Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, a secretariat in Geneva and more than 60 delegations strategically located to support activities around the world. There are more societies in formation. The Red Crescent is used in place of the Red Cross in many Islamic countries.

The IFRC vision: To inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.

The IFRC carries out relief operations to assist victims of disasters, and combines this with development work to strengthen the capacities of its member National Societies. The IFRC's work focuses on four core areas: promoting humanitarian values, disaster response, disaster preparedness, and health and community care.“  For more information on the IFRC visit:

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