The Binaytara Foundation’s cancer disparities and global oncology internship is a one-year, full-time learning experience provided to individuals who recently graduated (within two years of graduation) from bachelor’s or master’s programs in health-related fields or education fields from a US University.

This internship is suitable for those individuals who want to pursue a career in medicine, nursing, community health education, public health, or other healthcare-related social services. It is also suitable for those who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills in:

  • health disparity,
  • healthcare provider continuing education,
  • health-related program planning,
  • grant writing,
  • educational activity planning,
  • fund development,
  • database and record keeping,
  • volunteer coordination,
  • leadership, Communication, collaboration, and engagement with stakeholders.

As a BTF Health Disparity and Global Health Intern, under the mentorship of BTF staff and highly accomplished volunteers, you will assess, develop, and implement programs and services to minimize health disparities in the United States and Globally. This internship mainly focuses on education as a tool (healthcare providers and healthcare consumers) to reduce health disparities by advocating for, educating, promoting, and sharing information to improve access to care, promote health equity, and minimize health disparities.



  • To provide a practical environment for interns to learn, gain knowledge & develop skills on various aspects of cancer health disparity and global health-related issues.
  • To utilize interns’ skills and experience in building and supporting the organization’s existing and future projects.


  • BTF will provide up to a $20,000 room and board stipend over the one-year period. The amount includes a $2,000 travel allowance to travel to Nepal to intern at the Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center in Janakpurdham.
  • Stipends are disbursed in four installments after completing the specific challenges and milestones in each quarter of the internship.
  • Stipends are not wages and are not proportionate to the hours worked. Instead, stipends are directly related to the completion of internship challenges and activities outlined below.

Internship Duration: One year

Eligibility: Must have graduated with a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree within the last two years.

Internship Schedule:

A typical schedule is Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM. However, interns will be required to participate in all educational and fundraising activities organized by the Binaytara Foundation. These activities may take place during weekends and evenings.

Location: This internship is office-based to maximize interaction with mentors and peers and to provide an active learning experience for the intern.

Travel: Interns may be required to travel to our conference sites (including overnight stays) when needed.


During this internship, you will participate in the following projects and activities:

  • Participate in two fundraising challenges and successfully raise a minimum of $1500 from at least 20 donors to support the Binaytara Foundation’s projects.
  • Collaborate with the mentors and other volunteers at the Binaytara Foundation to design and conduct research on cancer disparities.
  • Participate in planning, implementation, and evaluation of continuing education activities for healthcare professionals.
  • Participate in needs assessment, planning, development, and implementation of educational activities for cancer patients and other community members.
  • Collaborate with mentors to write and publish scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the BTF’s own medical journal.
  • Participate in coordination and collaboration with editors, peer reviewers, authors, and others involved in the publication of the Binaytara Foundation’s medical journal – the International Journal of Cancer Care and Delivery (IJCCD) –

Anticipated skills to be gained:

  1. Leadership: Relationship building and networking (includes social media, news/blogs, newsletters, and other forms of media to communicate with peers, partners, donors, supporters, and those whom our programs serve, and to advocate for health equity.
  2. Program development: Overall design and implementation of educational activities, which includes needs assessment, identifying goals and objectives, identifying educational methods and strategies, developing program timelines, implementing educational strategies, and evaluating activities.
  3. Event planning: Logistics, event promotion, CME accreditation of physician education activities, etc.
  4. Fund-development: Crowdfunding, event fund-raising, grant writing
  5. Communication: Includes digital communication, audio-visual preparation, website support, etc.
  6. Scientific Research: Survey design & implementation (data collection), data analysis/interpretation, report writing, manuscript writing, and
  7. Scientific publication

 Learning Modules

Module 1- Education for healthcare providers and healthcare consumers to minimize health disparities
Learning opportunity type & description

Healthcare provider and community education. The intern will be involved in all aspects of the educational programs of the Binaytara Foundation, which includes organizing major cancer conferences for healthcare providers and developing and implementing educational activities for healthcare consumers.

  • Healthcare provider education: Interns will be involved in the planning and implementation of educational activities organized by the Binaytara Foundation.
  • Community cancer awareness and education: Based on the result of the research mentioned in module 2 below, interns will plan and develop educational activities suitable for the community to build awareness about cancer. 
Module 2 – Health Disparity Research
Learning opportunity type & description:
  • Global Oncology: Interns will spend 4 to 6 weeks at the Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center in Nepal to participate in health disparity research and to learn about socio-cultural, economic, and other aspects of cancer care in Nepal and how they compare with those in the United States.
  • BTF’s Medical journal: Interns will be exposed to various aspects of the scientific articles publication process by working with BTF’s International Journal of Cancer Care & Delivery (IJCCD) team. This opportunity will help the Inters familiarize themselves with how scientific articles are written, screened, peer-reviewed, and published.
Module 3 – Fund Development
Learning opportunity type & description:
  • A public health professional must develop skills to raise funds for the activities or programs they lead, design, and support. Interns will be involved in various fund development activities, including two fundraising challenges, and will also be involved in grant writing for various projects.
Module 4 – Volunteer Coordination, Leadership, Communication, and Collaboration
Learning opportunity type & description:
  • Interns will be involved in volunteer coordination and leadership for various projects and actively building relationships with stakeholders, community partners, and others for collaboration in different projects they work on. This opportunity will include volunteer outreach, email communications, writing blog posts, updating or posting on social media, creating newsletters, updating websites, creating and distributing digital and printed communication materials, etc.