Global Health Facts : Left untreated, each person with active TB disease will infect on average between 10 and 15 people every year.

Work in the Field

You can help through Notre Dame’s many opportunities to get involved. Check out internships, courses, and programs from our departments, institutes, and centers:

Center for Social Concerns

The Center for Social Concerns creates formative educational and service experiences, calling us all to action for a more just and humane world.

Please be aware that certain sites may be cancelled and other sites added at any point during the selection and orientation process. If you'd like to see what other students have done, there are public files with description sheets, past participants' papers, pictures, and more information on the organization available for your review. These "ISSLP Site Files" can be found in the file cabinets outside the Student Workroom in the Lounge of the Center for Social Concerns.

International Summer Service Learning Program: 2007

The objective in this program is to challenge students who have had domestic service-learning experiences to encounter international realities and to provide them the opportunity to work with and learn from the poor and marginalized in international settings.

Approaches to Poverty and Development: Santiago, Chile, Spring 2007

This multi-disciplinary course combines experiential and service learning with social analysis, theological reflection and ethical viewpoints.

The Church & Social Action: Urban Plunge

Experiential learning course designed to expose students to the sites and sounds of poverty in close proximity to their home town.

Addressing U.S. Poverty on the Local Level: Homelessness, Education, Health Care, Jobs

After discussing definitions of poverty and related controversies, and taking a general look at who is poor in this country, this course will focus on four arenas where poverty manifests itself. Students will be asked throughout the course to consider ways they might use their skills to address some aspect of poverty now and in later life.

Global Health Initiative Seminar

The Center for Social Concerns, in collaboration with the Global Health Initiative, is offering a weeklong seminar in Kansas City, Kansas. During the weeklong course, students will gain exposure and insight into the dual social concerns of medical care delivery and homelessness within the local population via two distinct environments – Shalom House and the Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Center. This seminar will not run Fall 2006.

Children & Poverty Seminar, March 9-17, 2007

The Children and Poverty Seminar is a unique opportunity for student participants to examine important issues, both domestic and international, with respect to children and youth challenged by poverty and related concerns. The Seminar will focus in particular on education, early intervention, resilience, violence prevention, and foster care. Participants will begin their exploration during orientation sessions, where the current state of children in poverty will be examined, with insights from educators and youth advocates.

Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment, and Society

The GLOBES program targets global warming, pollution, infectious diseases, and the loss of biodiversity. Research opportunities: The GLOBES program supports Ph.D. fellows and offers one-of-a-kind experiences to graduate and undergraduate students.

The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Offers internships available in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as several US locations.

Research in mosquito biology

Undergrad opportunities: The University’s Biological Sciences Dept. is an internationally recognized center for research in mosquito biology.

Clean water efforts

  • Steve Silliman, Prof. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, takes students to Haiti and Benin to help villages establish supplies of safe drinking water. Read More >
  • Environmental Molecular Science Institute - Undergraduate and Graduate research opportunities

Genomic science

Postgraduate research opportunities

The Role of the Jordan Hall of Science

Jordan Hall of Science

A cutting-edge facility to forge 21st century solutions to the global health crisis. This year’s Forum coincides with the opening of our new Jordan Hall of Science... > Read More

News & Events


World AIDS Week

In commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1st, the World AIDS Day task force sponosred by the CSC will be hosting a week of events that focus on increasing awareness for HIV/AIDS among Notre Dame students and faculty.