The International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent (IFRC) Internship
The Masters of Health Administration and the Masters of Public Health programs have developed key partnerships with the IFRC in the Americas and beyond to provide exciting and meaningful internships to students seeking to grow their understanding of working in an international and intercultural context. Internships are designed according to actual and immediate needs, so each internship opportunity will have different parameters and expectations as a result. Each opportunity will be shared with students via specific communications from International Education and Program Deans.
According to its website, 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.“