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The 2024 Summer Internship Competition is OPEN

Competition Overview

As the global inequity in access to medical care, education, and supplies becomes increasingly apparent, we must understand that we can play a role in mitigating this issue. To educate the public regarding health and wellness, we ask that you create a video explaining a healthcare inequity you feel passionate about addressing. Examples of such topics can include healthcare inaccessibility, racial disparities in healthcare, healthcare costs, mental health stigmatization, etc. The entry should be under 1 minute and uploaded to YouTube. The video can take any form, including animations, dramatic reconstructions, or documentaries. Please keep in mind that the goal of this video is to teach and explain complex material understandably, and remember to have fun! 


We also ask that you include a one-page writeup explaining 1) what your video is about, including at least three citations for the research you completed on your chosen inequity, and 2) what excites you about Blueprints for Pangaea and how you see yourself contributing to our overall mission.

Who can enter?


Participants must be 16 years old as of June 1st, 2024 


How to Enter


  1. 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. 

  2. Create your video and upload it to YouTube. Make sure the video is public so it can be accessed for judging. 

  3. Email the link to your final submission along with a link to your follow-up explanation to by June 10th, 2024 at 11:59 pm EDT.



There will be three rounds of judging.

Initial Phase (June 11th to June 12th): 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 13th to June 15th): 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 15th to June 16th): The Blueprints for Pangaea team will select the winning video and invite the participant to be the 2024 Summer Intern (to be announced June 16th).



The winner of the competition will be selected to be the 2024 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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