Student FAQs

There are many ways to get involved with the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health. Get answers to some of the most common questions below. For additional questions contact

Can I apply to become an intern or fellow with the Institute? We do not generally have internships or fellowships available for students to apply to. Occasionally students who are taking courses from our faculty will be brought in on a case-by-case basis, depending on our mutual needs. If you’d like to be more involved with our Institute please see question #6 below.

Can I request a faculty mentor from the Institute, and/or get involved in the Institute’s research? Students seeking mentorship and participation in our Institute’s research are strongly encouraged to take courses from our faculty. Then, depending on the work and on a case-by-case basis, students may request to be brought in to assist with research, or to be introduced to partners and colleagues on other projects. In addition, we offer several application-based funded fellowships each year to support students, advised by our faculty, in conducting their own international projects. Our professors also lead group trips around the world as part of some of their classes each year. Subscribe to our email list to stay up-to-date on our research and educational opportunities, as well as events, and follow us on social media (@uscglobalhealth), as we often post that information there, as well.

What global health degrees and courses does USC offer? USC offers several interdisciplinary global health—and related—degree programs. These programs are housed and coordinated through various schools and academic departments. See the degrees page for links where you can access the appropriate admissions, eligibility, advisement and other information, as well as global health courses taught by our faculty. Note: while our Institute faculty teach in, and collaborate with, various USC academic programs, the Institute itself does not manage degree programs at the moment.

How can I get a global health fellowship? Please check our fellowships and opportunities pages to see what fellowship opportunities are available. We recommend also reaching out to the USC Academic Honors and Fellowships office. From their website you can access various resources about funding opportunities for research, graduate study, internships, or international engagement.

What are the Institute’s research areas? See our project page to learn more about our global work: In addition, see our publications on this page.

How can I be more involved with the Institute and in the global health field? There are many ways you can get more involved with our Institute as well as in global health more generally: