Field Education Internship

Applications for Summer 2018 (Now Closed)


The FXB Field Education Internship program is a Harvard university-wide program and provides an opportunity for Harvard students to expand their knowledge and field experience in community development, health, and human rights for impoverished and marginalized populations, and to contribute to agency’s program capacity building, advocacy, and public policy. The FXB FEI consists of qualitative and participatory action research.

The program is focused on fostering a community of learning. The aim of the internship is to use qualitative research to open a dialog between community networks and stakeholders locally and internationally.

The Harvard FXB FEI program provides mentoring support to familiarize students with such research processes and to allow them to contribute to the field. The FXB FEI program aims to improve practice and advance knowledge at the local and global level.

At the end of their research internship students will share their findings and recommendations with practitioners through community meetings/seminars and a written report, as well as potential publications. All participants will take part in a pre-departure workshops during the spring semester before commencing their work abroad, consisting of workshops in early April to mid-May and two months, 35 hours a week, in the field between late May and the end of July.

Students with different disciplines such as Health, Government, Religion, Public Policy, Design, Education, and others have been successful in this program.

Application Information

Summer internships are available in 8 countries. Click on the links below for application information and further details.

Please direct all inquiries to the director of the program, Myriam Zuber, at