Join our Internship Program

We, at EMPHNET, believe in the power of knowledge exchange, and we are always looking for an ambitious team of interns to help us achieve our goals in strengthening public health systems in the region. We welcome your contributions as we believe that a skilled team of individuals will always be an asset to our work.

Our organization is the only public health network in the region, and our work is the result of the collaborative efforts made between us and ministries of health, international organizations, public health institutions, and other entities. We work in the areas of communicable disease, non-communicable disease, health security, applied epidemiology and research, and outreach and emergency response. Within this wide scope of work, we have a diverse portfolio of projects to which the recruited interns can contribute. Your presence on our team will bring with it a learning opportunity for you and it will present for us a fruitful opportunity for exchange. If you find such opportunities appealing to you, we invite you to join our team as an intern.

How to Apply

  • To apply for our upcoming internship opportunities, please fill out this Application Form. The acceptance criteria is based on application content, CV, cover letter, and EMPHNET’s needs.
  • The Internship program is open to graduate students, undergraduate students, researchers and other interested parties
  • The internship program lasts for at least 3 months and can be as long as 9 months.
  • All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • You will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
  •  You will arrange and finance your travel to where you will be an intern.
  • You must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.
  • You may get academic credit from your institution of higher education for the internship. Check with your university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.
  • Upon the ending of your internship term, you will be granted a recommendation letter, certificate of completion, and an opportunity to get an article published in the EMPHNET newsletter.

Testimonials of Past Interns

We had asked each of our past interns to share with us how their experience at EMPHNET had benefited their careers, and this is what they had to say.

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Dr. Fathima Ameena Nalim

Dr. Fathima Ameena Nalim from Emory University in Atlanta, travelled to Jordan in June 2014 to work with EMPHNET on a feasibility study titled, “Using Mobile Technology and Social Media to Prevent and Control Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Jordan.” The study aims to evaluate the potential for using new information and communication technologies (ICT) such as smartphones, social media, and others, for data collection and development of cost effective public health awareness programs. Here is her story.

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Monica Matsumoto

EMPHNET was excited to welcome its intern, Monica Matsumoto, in November 2014. Monica was in Amman on a nine-month U.S. Fulbright student research grant. She graduated from Rice University in May 2014 and will be attending University of Chicago’s medical school starting in August 2015. She expressed deep interest in public health research and activities in Jordan and applied for a part-time internship with EMPHNET before arriving in Amman. In the past six months at EMPHNET, Monica has been  contributing to a variety of different areas, but she has mainly focused on developing content for the new website. Monica recently published an article in the journal, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, titled, “Cord Blood Banking in the Arab World: Current Status and Future Developments”. In her free time, Monica enjoys studying Arabic, being active, especially playing football and hiking, and playing cello in the Jordanian National Orchestra. Here is her story.

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Mostafa Abid

Mostafa found out about the opportunity to do an internship at EMPHNET from his Fulbright Commission Director only a few days before arriving to Jordan. He said he was very excited to be involved in public health at the national and regional level, as this was the research area that Fulbright was funding him for. He had no idea what his time at EMPHNET would involve, but he said that he was fortunate to have been mentored by EMPHNET’s team of leaders, and to gain experience in each of their fields. Here is his story.

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Nasra Said

Nasra has always loved helping people. She had always loved making others smile. It is for this reason that, after having earned her degree in science, she had decided to pursue her master’s degree in public health. She did not want to be stuck in a laboratory or work behind a desk in corporate job. She knew that public health would enable her to travel the world and to help those less fortunate in some way. Here is her story.