Apply to our High School Internship Competition!
As the global inequity in access to medical care, education, and supplies becomes increasingly clear, it is important each of us understands we can play a role in mitigating this issue. In an effort to educate the public regarding health and wellness, we ask that you create a video explaining the impact of medical waste on the planet and/or humanity. The entry should be 30 seconds - 1 minute and uploaded to YouTube. The video can take any form including animations, a dramatic reconstruction, or a documentary. After uploading a video, you will be asked to provide a short follow-up explanation regarding your thoughts on the impact of medical waste on the planet and humanity. Please keep in mind that the goal of this video is to teach and explain complex material in an understandable manner and remember to have fun!
Who can enter?
Participants must be 16 years old as of June 1st, 2023.
How to Enter
Fill out this interest form on the Blueprints for Pangaea website to register. Additional instructions to participate and the final submission link will be emailed to you shortly.
Create your video and upload it to YouTube. Make sure the video is public so it can be accessed for judging.
Email the link to your final submission along with a link to your follow-up explanation to firstname.lastname@example.org by June, 1st, 2023 at 11:59 pm EDT.
There will be three rounds of judging
Initial Phase (June 2nd to June 4th): Top several entries will be selected to enter the popular vote based on engagement with the audience, illumination of the explanation, creativity in the presentation, and efficacy of the message.
Popular Vote (June 4th to June 8th): The selected videos will enter a popular vote selection process as semifinalists where videos receiving the most likes and comments will be automatically selected as finalists as well as those selected by HQ.
Final round (June 8th to June 10th): The Blueprints for Pangaea team will select the winning video and invite the participant to be the 2022 Summer Intern (to be announced June 10th).
The winner of the competition will be selected to be the 2023 Summer Intern at the Blueprints for Pangaea Headquarters located at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The internship will be conducted primarily virtual with some in-person opportunities. Blueprints For Pangaea is a student-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that reallocates excess, unused medical supplies from U.S. hospitals to areas in need overseas. Our mission is to minimize domestic inefficiency and mobilize accessible healthcare in emerging communities. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become even more important for medical surplus recovery organizations like ours to assist in times of need.
To date, we have partnered with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), the cabinet of the Prime Minister of Niger, Project C.U.R.E. and others to redistribute more than 85,000+ pounds of medical supplies valued at $4,000,000+ to foreign hospitals. Most recently, we donated $9,000 worth of supplies to Michigan Medicine and Beaumont and 700+ face shields to Southeast Michigan clinics to help with the COVID-19 response. We have been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, Barron’s, and many other accredited publications. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about global health and aspire to evoke positive worldly change.
As a part-time Intern at the headquarters of Blueprints for Pangaea, located at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will have the opportunity to spend 5 hours per week during the summer immersing themselves in the organization, as well as networking and mentorship opportunities. This is an excellent opportunity for high school students to make a tangible difference in diminishing medical resource inequality while preparing for a future driven by impact.
Internship Terms and Conditions
The internship is an unpaid, part-time opportunity. The internship will require a time commitment of up to five to seven hours per week, leaving the opportunity for interns to pursue summer school, jobs, or other commitments.
The internship will be conducted primarily virtual. However, interns will be provided with the opportunity to immerse themselves in in-person activities throughout the summer.
Committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity, Blueprints for Pangaea prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to race, age color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.
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Is there a GPA or grade requirement?
There are no GPA or grade requirements to apply. We accept undergraduate and graduate students.
Do you have restrictions on majors?
No, rather, we pride ourselves on our diversity in majors and perspectives. We currently have members from Michigan Medical School, LSA, Ross, Public Health, and Engineering.
What is the time commitment for Blueprints members?
Generally, members commit to 5 - 7 hours per week.
What are you looking for in applicants?
We are looking for individuals who are interested in the intersection of health and business and passionate about solving global health inequities.