Chilombo Scholars Program


The Chilombo Scholars Program by Chilombo Global Career Services was a 10-week summer applied experience program for students and recent graduates (undergraduate and graduate level) of Black/African Descent with a background in public health. The program consists of 4 components:

  1. Paid Work Experiences: Scholars will be paid a total of $1200 ($12/hour for 10 hours a week, which includes 1 week of paid time off)
  2. Professional Development Sessions
  3. One on One Career Coaching 
  4. Group-Check-ins/Guest Speakers

Positions may be focused in the following areas:

  • grant/ proposal writing
  • program planning & implementation
  • report writing
  • data analysis/visualization
  • research, literature reviews 
  • implementing health education lessons
  • curriculum development 
  • community outreach 


🌎 Kendra Hester; Research and Social Media Intern at Project: Life’s Journey, presenting: Assessing STD Prevention and Promotion Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Virginia

🌎 Romae Morgan, MPH; Community Engagement Intern at Black Health Commission presenting: Community Engagement is a Full Movie Production.

🌎 Mariama Stevenson; Community Chapter Intern at A Friend of Mind presenting: Breaking Mental Health Stigma in the Muslim Community.

🌎 Elizabeth Seymour, Public Health Research Intern at Diversity in Diabetes presenting: #seecolor.

🌎 Brianna Hanson, MPH; Just Health Fellow at Girl Plus Environment (Formerly Millennials 4 Environmental Justice) presenting: Something to Chew On: An Overview of the Food 4 Thought Digital Campaign.


We strived to make this process as transparent as possible- below is the timeline for Summer 2021.


  • March 1, 2021: Nonprofits Applications Open
  • March 17, 2021: Nonprofits Applications due
  • March 23, 2021: Scholars Applications Open
  • March 31, 2021: Nonprofits informed of acceptance
  • April 6, 2021: Scholars Applications due 
  • April 16-20, 2021: Scholars that make it to next round hear from nonprofits about scheduling interviews
  • April 19-April 30, 2021: Scholars conduct interviews with nonprofits
  • May 7, 2021: Matching preferences are due to Chilombo Careers
  • May 10, 2021: Nonprofits & Scholars receive their final Match
  • May 15, 2021: Scholars must confirm acceptance into program
  • May 15-June 1, 2021: Waitlisted candidates informed of acceptance if a spot opens up
  • June 7, 2021: Onboarding week begins! (Scholars must be available from 6-8pm EST Mon-Thurs this week)
  • August 12, 2021: Internship Showcase (Watch recording below)