International Internships / Sept Start Dates / April 17th Deadline

Through a partnership with UW’s Population Health initiative, Aga Khan University makes international internships available to UW students. Applications for internships that start in autumn (primarily in Nairobi) are due April 17th.  There are a total of 19 internships available in fields such as research, finance, communications, health management, grant-writing, IT, and structural engineering.

One of the 19 internship sites is specifically seeking a UW student.  Research Intern – Medicine – Nairobi position.  Seeking master’s or PhD student in a field such as public health, global health, epidemiology, social sciences, economics, statistics, and demography.  The intern will work with UW professor Michael Chung.

Selected interns will receive monthly living stipend, shared accommodation (furnished apartments) and reimbursement of pre-arrival medical check-ups and internship visa cost. Please note that the selected intern will be responsible for purchasing their return ticket, travel and health insurance.

Application period: March 27 to April 17 2019 (apply to AKU here)
Interview dates: April 25 to May 10 2019
Final intern selection: May 15 2019 (if selected you must follow the UW’s Student International Travel Policy)
Placement start date: September 16 2019 (*subject to internship pass approval)

Click here to learn more about these opportunities.

Please note this additional information from the UW Study Abroad Office & the Office of Global Affairs.

UW students selected for these positions must remain enrolled at UW for the duration of their internship.

Degree-seeking students participating in a University of Washington internship program are subject to the UW’s Student International Travel Policy.  If selected for one of the Aga Khan positions, students must complete all UW pre-departure requirements including, but not limited to:

  1. Register international travel with the Office of Global Affairs
  2. Purchase the UW Student Abroad Insurance for the duration of the internship
  3. Request and receive approval for a travel waiver for high-risk destinations

The University is committed to offering a diverse set of international opportunities for students. However, the University reserves the right to cancel or alter, at any time, any international program, internship or activity when, based on a review of the relevant information and resources, it is determined that there is undue risk to the health and safety of students in a particular destination.

If accepted into this internship you must maintain your status as a student at the University of Washington for the duration of your placement by enrolling in Independent Learning through UW Study Abroad. The fee for Independent Learning is $350 per quarter which includes registration for up to 12 credits.

Questions about the specifics of individual internships should be directed to the AKU Programme Coordinator at

Questions about UW policies and procedures related to international internships should be directed to

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director Briana Randall (She/Her)