Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship

Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship


Graduate Public Health Students Apply Now!

Since 1995, FSD has trained and supported students to collaborate on significant health projects with our community partners around the world. To support advancement of our partners’ community health programs and to honor the legacy of Katie Evans, we are pleased to offer the Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship for Winter and Spring programs for graduate public health students.

The scholarship award covers the costs of a 9-week internship. Application fee and confirmation deposit not included. Awardees may extend their internship up to 52 weeks. To see per week costs, click here.

Important Dates

     Applications open: August 1, 2014.
     KEMS final application deadline for summer and fall internships: March 1, 2015
     Scholarship recipients notified: March 14, 2015

Applications reviewed on case by case basis for Winter and Spring start dates. (Click here for specific start dates by country)

Application requirements

  • Master of Public Health Graduate: Currently enrolled in MPH or completed degree within one year of starting the internship.
  • Able to commit to minimum 9 week internship
  • Demonstrated commitment to international health and community-based development

To Apply

Complete an Intern Abroad application on FSD’s website. In the field marked “For Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship Applicants Only” include a supplemental scholarship essay of approximately 500 words addressing the following topic:

Please explain why you are interested in pursuing an FSD Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship that explores the intersection of public health and community-based development. What draws you to the mission and development approach of FSD? What do you hope to learn from this opportunity? What do you hope to give to your NGO partner and host community? How does this opportunity fit within your future professional and/or academic plans?

About the Intern Abroad Program

FSD Intern Abroad offers students intensive training and comprehensive experience working with an FSD Community Partner on local development projects, including public health. It is an opportunity to gain project management, grantwriting, and cultural integration skills. Students are placed with one of our 300 Community Partners in Asia, Africa or Latin America. The program commonly acts as a catalyst for building a career in development and cultivating relationships with international communities and organizations.


Intern Abroad Program Features:

  • 9 to 52 weeks in the field
  • 40-hour work week schedule
  • Individual placement with a host organization and a host family
  • Comprehensive development training throughout the program
  • Critical analysis and asset mapping done by student to define project work plan
  • Collaborative project development between host organization and student, with support by the FSD Site Team
  • $300 seed grant for project initiation (Programs 13 weeks or longer receive additional seed funding.)
  • Eligibility for up to $800 in additional project funding through FSD

FSD has been partnering with public health organizations in the field since 1995 to provide non-technical support to ongoing efforts to combat health issues including but not limited to HIV, malnutrition, infectious diseases, parasitic diseases, reproductive health, health counseling and education, epidemiology and family planning. Public health students are typically placed at community health centers or health-related non-profits to complete their internship.

Alumni of FSD internships have won Rhodes, Fulbright, and other merit-based scholarships; gained employment with international development organizations; and started their own development organizations. Learn more at www.fsdinternational.org/programs/internship

Read about past awardees by downloading our KEMS annual report.