Sabin offers a variety of rewarding internship opportunities throughout the year. Interns support our projects in vaccine access and uptake, research and development, vaccine knowledge and innovation as well as policy, communications and resource development.
The Sabin internship program offers the chance to contribute to global initiatives, gain valuable experience in our Washington, DC office and participate in networking and professional development activities with renowned leaders in global health.
We hope that working here inspires the next generation of leaders and provides an opportunity to learn how to drive meaningful, informed conversations.
What Our Past Interns Say
“I loved my time interning with Sabin! Throughout my internship, I had the opportunity to look at global health policy from the perspective of both international organizations and the US government. I learned more about what it means to work at a non-profit and to advocate for the mission of the organization. Working alongside individuals who are dedicated to Sabin’s mission furthered my desire to continue to do this work in the future.”
- Tori M., Interned for the Resource Development and Policy Team
“Interning with Team Typhoid has been such a valuable experience. I’ve been able to take part in various projects spanning both the advocacy and research sides of Sabin’s typhoid programs. Everyone on the team is passionate about what they do, and I really felt like I was doing meaningful work alongside them. My internship at Sabin has solidified my interest in a career in global health, and I’m so grateful for the experience!”
- Emma N., Interned for the Typhoid Team
“I’ve had an incredible time interning with the Typhoid team at Sabin! I was able to learn a lot, both on the advocacy side and the research and development side of public health. Working alongside motivated people who believe strongly in the mission of Sabin has been amazing. I’ve been able to gain valuable experience in global public health and be a part of work that is making a real difference in the world!”
- Shubha K., Interned for the Typhoid Team
“Interning on the typhoid team at Sabin was an incredible experience where I learned so much about the vaccine field and all the work that contributes to the process behind the success. I became involved with public health because I wanted to make a difference in the world, and working with Sabin has made me feel accomplished in that goal already!”
- Catherine G., Interned for the Typhoid Team
"I thoroughly enjoyed interning with both the communications and resource development teams, and the opportunities this has presented to collaborate and gain exposure to Sabin’s many projects. It has been an incredible opportunity to work alongside such a positive and mission-orientated organization, and I am very grateful to all for patiently working with and mentoring me. The challenges and growing opportunities this experience has offered really reaffirmed my desire to continue working with international development and global health."
- Eleanor M., Interned for the Communications and Development Teams
"My time spent interning at Sabin was incredibly rewarding – personally, professionally and educationally. Working alongside so many remarkable individuals reinforced my passion for global health and inspired me to continue pursuing it."
- Amy E., Interned for the Policy Team
"I had a great time learning about Policy, team dynamics and understanding the importance of social media campaigns. Getting an in-depth understanding on global health was exciting and meeting the people that I learned about and speaking to them about their research was even better. I was able to gain a better appreciation to health advocacy and I realized that this is something that I could really see myself doing."
- Jalika C., Interned for the Policy Team
How to Apply
Sabin accepts interns throughout the year. To be considered, submit your cover letter and resume via e-mail to [email protected]. Please be sure to reference either “Unpaid Educational Internship for Academic Credit” or “Paid Internship” in the subject line. Your cover letter should: (1) address the reasons for your interest in the position; and, (2) describe the knowledge, skills and abilities you would bring to the Sabin Vaccine Institute. No phone calls, please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
All internships are in our Washington, DC office.
Unpaid Educational Internships for Academic Credit
Sabin offers internships to students seeking academic credit based on their university’s requirements. A travel stipend is available to assist with commuting costs.
While Sabin can work with any university, we currently maintain relationships with the following universities and programs:
- American University, Washington Semester Program
- Lutheran College Washington Semester Program - a consortium of the following thirteen institutions of higher education:
- The Fund for American Studies
- The George Washington University
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: College of Arts and Sciences, Honors Seminar on Public Policy and Global Affairs (undergraduate)
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Health Behavior Practicum (MPH)
- The University of Texas System in Washington, DC: Archer Fellowship Program Internship
- University of Wisconsin-Madison: Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internship Program
- Washington Internship Institute
If your institution is interested in becoming a Sabin internship partner, please contact [email protected].
If academic credit is not an option for a candidate seeking to enhance his/her professional development, Sabin occasionally offers paid internships at the Washington, DC hourly minimum wage when budget permits.