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USAID Global Health Fellows II Program Webinar: Next Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST

The following announcement is from USAID’s Global Health Fellows II program.

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Prepared – Be a Global Health Intern Next Summer!

Are you ready to gain crucial global health experience with the largest donor agency in the world? Then it’s time to prep for the Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II) summer 2014 internship application! Register now for our upcoming webinar to learn about our highly-competitive compensated internships with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. You can apply for internships online in January 2014, and the webinar will give you ideas about important steps to start taking now.

GHFP-II is a premier global health program that places fellows and interns with USAID in Washington, D.C. and abroad, and provides them with expert professional and career development support. We have over 130 active fellows, and a summer cohort of about 30 interns, with other internships throughout the year.

Complimentary Webinar: Wednesday, September 18th, 11 am PST / 2 pm EST

Be prepared. To help you succeed in landing your summer internship, we’re offering an interactive webinar during which former interns and GHFP-II staff will present the collective wisdom of our recruitment and outreach teams to assist you in successfully positioning yourself for a GHFP-II internship. Included in the discussion will be an emphasis on applicants’ diverse experiences, “distance traveled,” and community influences.

Answers to Your Questions!

What would you ask a global health recruiter if you had the chance? When you register for this webinar, we invite you to submit a burning question, and we will shape the content of the presentation to answer actual questions from you and your peers. Submit your questions early!

Tune in to learn about:

  • the GHFP-II internship application process
  • the intern experience, straight from the source
  • What you can do now to make your application stand out!

This webinar comes at no cost to you, and is available wherever internet access is available. Register today, as spots are limited!

GHFP-II Webinar

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Prepared – Be a Global Health Intern Next Summer!

Date and Time

Wednesday September 18th, 2013 | 2 – 3:30 pm EST | 11 am – 12:30 pm PST

Click here for registration.

APHA’s 2013 Fellowship in Government: Deadline is April 9

The deadline for applications for the 2013 APHA Fellowship in Government (including CV and three letters of recommendation) for the 2013 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government is Monday, April 9, 2012.

Applications and additional information are available on APHA’s website. Please note there are two steps to the application process and both parts must be completed by April 9.

For more information, contact Charlene Bright at charlene.bright@apha.org.

Summer Associate Position with Jacaranda Health

Jacaranda Health is a start up social enterprise that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. We are combining business and clinical innovations to create a self-sustaining and scalable chain of clinics that provide reproductive health services to poor urban women. Our model is a combination of two tightly-integrated services (a) Jacaranda Maternities near the slums where women can go for respectful obstetric care, safe delivery, and postnatal care; and (b) mobile vans that create a direct link with our patients, generate demand and healthy outcomes through antenatal care and birth preparedness. Jacaranda has received awards for its model, and we are also planning to work as an “innovation laboratory” for new approaches in improving maternal health, from outreach and marketing, to low-cost mobile technologies.

We are piloting the model in Nairobi with a Jacaranda Maternity and mobile unit. We launched our first mobile clinic last summer and are providing services to women in peri-urban Nairobi. In the next few months we will launch our fixed clinic for deliveries and basic emergency obstetric care.

Job Summary

Jacaranda Health is in an exciting stage of growth, and looking for two Summer Associates to support our business and clinical operations during the summer of 2012. We seek exceptional candidates who are enthusiastic about working in a start-up environment on the cutting edge of healthcare and business. The work program will be tailored to the associate, and we are open to candidates with backgrounds in business or health. Several potential projects include:

  • Quality improvement: how can we improve operations, quality control, customer service to deliver the most cost-effective maternity care in the world, that is also designed with our patients in mind.
  • Technology for clinical operations: We are introducing mobile health technology with smart phones and tablets, to improve clinician decision-making, connect with our clients, and leverage Kenya’s mobile banking infrastructure.
  • Market research: During the summer we will be assessing opportunities for expansion from our pilot clinics. We will need help analyzing client data, revisiting our customer segmentation, and evaluating the highest potential markets and services for our next clinics.
  • New services: Help us evaluate and launch new lines of business, such as ultrasound, micro-insurance, or pediatric care.

Nairobi is an incredibly exciting place to work – a bustling economy and a global hotspot for social entrepreneurship and social investment. Associates will be exposed to a network of entrepreneurs spanning sectors: technology, agriculture, energy and health.

We have a dynamic cross-cultural team in our clinics and main office. Depending on the project, the Summer Associate would work with our Business Operations Manager, Marketing Director, or Clinical Operations Director. Recent graduates could also convert this into a longer-term fellowship opportunity.


  • Full-time 12-week position based in Nairobi
  • Start date: summer 2012
  • The position is a volunteer fellowship, but Jacaranda can offer a stipend for expenses and housing


  • Current student, MBA or MPH, or someone with 3-5 years professional experience and an interest in global health
  • Highly resourceful, independent, and self-starting
  • Flexible and easy-going enough to work in a fluid, cross-cultural startup environment in Nairobi
  • Ability to communicate findings compellingly to colleagues and advisors
  • Desired: experience working in East Africa or a similar setting


  • First-hand experience building a health venture
  • Learn about maternity experience and clinical challenges faced by low-income mothers in peri-urban areas
  • Significant responsibility and independence
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with the region’s top social entrepreneurs working in health, agriculture, and energy

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply by email with an up to date CV and cover letter to jobs@jacarandahealth.org. Please put “Summer Associate” in the subject line. Deadline: March 15th.

Internship – Global Health Fellows Program II (Washington, DC)

The Global Health Fellows Program II is pleased to announce its Internships with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Agency’s Washington, DC headquarters. These exciting positions consist of three current openings and a summer cohort of 25. For a downloadable flyer suitable for posting, please follow this link: GHFP Internship Flyer. All internships require US citizenship or permanent resident status.

Technical areas include:

  • Infectious diseases (e.g. malaria, avian influenza, TB)
  • Maternal and child health
  • Reproductive health
  • Nutrition
  • Commodities and logistics
  • A variety of competitive, positions are available. While most positions are at the graduate level, some positions are also open to undergraduate students who meet certain criteria. We are interested in people from a broad range of disciplines including:
  • Public health
  • Social work
  • Education
  • International relations/development
  • Commodity security and logistics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing /midwifery
  • Public policy
  • Pharmacy
  • Business administration

To apply
Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at http://www.ghfp.net.

Free GHFP-II Webinar: Insider tips to maximize your chances for internship selection

Do you know someone who has set their sights on a substantive global health internship this summer, but fear that the competition will be overwhelming? That’s why we’re inviting them to a free webinar that can make a big difference.

The Global Health Fellows Program II has 25 sought-after internships for summer 2012. To help maximize the chances for selection, we’ve developed a webinar filled with inside tips and valuable information to help applicants stand out during the review process. All the positions are with the Bureau for Global Health at the US Agency for International Development in Washington, DC. Requirements and the application are available at http://www.ghfp.net.

In this interactive webinar, a senior GHFP-II staffer will take participants through the basics—crafting a great application, focusing the resume for maximum effectiveness—and much more. One of our 2011 interns will also be online to describe first hand his experience as an HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling Intern in the Office of HIV/AIDS at USAID. A Q&A session will round out the event.

Details and a link to registration are below.

GHFP-II Free webinar:
“How to land your Global Health internship—Tips from a recruiter & intern!”
Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 12-1:30 pm EST, 9-10:30 am PST
Register now, space is limited: https://publichealthinstitute.webex.com/publichealthinstitute/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=963107424

CDC Evaluation Fellows Program (Atlanta, GA)

Evaluation Fellows Program
Office of the Associate Director for Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA)

Project Description:

CDC seeks applicants for the inaugural class of the CDC Evaluation Fellows Program.  This is a new initiative within CDC and represents a major commitment by the Agency to program evaluation and program improvement.  Fellows will be selected and will be housed in the newly-created Office of the Associate Director for Program and collaborate with the evaluation team under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer.  Fellows selected for this new initiative will be assigned out to CDC programs to help develop and implement program evaluations and evaluation studies.  These host programs will be selected through a competitive process to ensure Fellows are being assigned to important and productive evaluation projects that will build the knowledge base of the program and enhance the professional development of the Fellow.

Fellows will conduct  evaluations and help to build the evaluation skills and capacity of the staff in the program to which they are assigned.  Fellows may be assigned to one program/project for the duration of their fellowship or may rotate to several programs, depending upon the duration of the project.  Fellows will have a  point of contact within the program as well as mentoring and support from AD Program staff. In addition, we have reserved some dedicated resources for training and professional development of Fellows.

The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on education level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment will be full-time at the CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Additional details regarding the ORISE Research Participation Program can be found at http://www.orau.gov/cdc

The ideal candidate has a PhD in evaluation, social sciences, public health, or other relevant discipline plus some experience with applied evaluation projects.  Master’s-level candidates with significant experience in applied evaluation projects are also welcome.  Candidates must have received their degree within the past five years to qualify for this program.

Technical Questions:
The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. To be considered, send a current resume to Tasha Powell via email at Tasha.Powell@orau.org  or via fax at (865) 241-5219. Please reference Project # CDC-OADPG-2011-0032 in all communications.

Fellowship: Jacaranda Health Maternal Health Fellowship (Nairobi)

Jacaranda Health: Maternal Health Fellowship

Jacaranda Health is a start up social enterprise that aims to set a new a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. We are combining business and clinical innovations to create a self-sustaining and scalable chain of clinics that provide reproductive health services to poor urban women. Our model is a combination of two tightly-integrated services (a) Jacaranda Maternities near the slums where women can go for respectful obstetric care, safe delivery, and postnatal care; and (b) mobile vans that create a direct link with our patients, generate demand and healthy outcomes through antenatal care and birth preparedness. Jacaranda has received awards for its model, and we are also planning to work as an “innovation laboratory” for new approaches in improving maternal health, from outreach and marketing, to low-cost mobile technologies

We are piloting the model in Nairobi with a Jacaranda Maternity and mobile unit. We have just launched our first mobile clinic and are providing services to women in peri-urban Nairobi. We are working quickly to prepare to launch a fixed clinic for deliveries and basic emergency obstetric care.

Job Summary
Jacaranda Health is looking for a medical student or MPH with experience and interest in maternal health to help us develop evidence-based protocols for our new maternity clinic. This is an opportunity for an ambitious student or recent graduate to spend three to six months working with some of the most exciting innovations in maternal health. We have a great team in Nairobi, and good advisors internationally, and would like to have some help from someone who has a combination of a clinical and public health research background

The Maternal Health Fellow would work with our international clinical advisors, our front-line clinical staff, and our operations manager to help develop a set of clinical protocols that are truly world-class and evidence based. This will require research, compiling protocols from our library of protocols and academic research in maternal health, and vetting them with our clinical staff in the field. We want to take the best practices from maternal health globally and translate it into a set of protocols that provide clear checklists and decision support for our frontline nursing staff. There will also be an opportunity to get involved in other clinical activities, such as systematizing our clinic processes, working with our partners at Harvard School of Public Health on our impact evaluation, and some of the new technologies that Jacaranda is piloting.

This is a full-time three to six month position, preferably based in Nairobi. Start date as soon as possible: August or September through November. The position is a volunteer fellowship, but Jacaranda can offer a stipend for expenses and housing.


  • MPH or medical resident, with experience working in maternal health, ideally from both a clinical and a research perspective
  • Highly resourceful, independent, and self-starting
  • Demonstrated professional experience and an interest in maternal health
  • Flexible and easy-going enough to work in a fluid, cross-cultural startup environment in Nairobi
  • Ability to communicate findings compellingly to colleagues and advisors
  • Desired: experience working in East Africa


  • Opportunity to work with our advisors and partners from obstetricians at Harvard and internationally, to experienced nurses and midwives in Kenya
  • Exposure to all facets of building innovative maternal health organization. You will have a chance to see first hand the clinical, operations, marketing, technology, and business elements that go into building a successful social enterprise
  • Learn about maternity experience and clinical challenges faced by low-income mothers in peri-urban areas
  • Significant responsibility and independence

Additional Comments
Interested candidates may apply by email with an up to date CV and cover letter to jobs@jacarandahealth.org. Please put “Maternal Health Fellowship” in the subject line.

Career and Education Resource: Careers in Global Development

Global Washington, a membership association that supports the field of global development in Washington state, has launched its Careers in Global Development Center for degree seekers, job candidates, and employers.  Below is a screen grab of its front page.

  As you can see, job seekers can search for open positions, and prospective development students can sift through various degree programs related to development.  On the other side, employers can post vacancies and search for consultants.

While this is great, job search website are a dime a dozen. What makes this resource stand out, in my opinion, is the “Resources” page.  There, you can read career profiles, see a graph on salary ranges for different positions in the field, and find articles and literature about the field. 

It looks like this website is still in a fledgling state.  However, if Global Washington continues to expand it and add material, it could become a valuable resource for students and new professionals who are often lost in the maze of the field of development.

PSI Internship: Asia and Eastern Europe Intern (Washington, DC)

Position Type: Intern, Asia and Eastern Europe
Location: Washington, DC
Department: Asia

PSI seeks candidates for the position of Intern to support program management functions in its Asia and Eastern Europe division. This part-time position is based in Washington, D.C., and reports to the Program Manager.

Duties include, but are not be limited to:

  • Researching selected topics (e.g. health, marketing, communications)
  • Performing financial/data analysis
  • Editing and formatting reports and other project or presentation documentation
  • Assisting in proposal writing and editing
  • Creating and maintaining filing systems
  • Assisting with travel arrangements and expense report preparation
  • Responding to internal and external requests for information
  • Assisting in preparation and tracking of budgets and expenditures
  • Tracking procurement and logistics
  • Fulfilling other programmatic and administrative functions as required


  • BA in a related area of study
  • Experience working in a fast paced office environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Office application, including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint)

The original posting can be viewed here.  Please send cover letter and resume to asiaadmin@psi.org.

IHME Post-Graduate Fellowship (Seattle, WA)

The Post-Graduate Fellowship (PGF) is an intensive training program that provides opportunities for self-directed research and interdisciplinary collaboration in health metrics. Strong candidates for this program have graduate-level training in quantitative methodology from one of the following areas: health policy, economics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, demography, engineering, physics, medical sciences, or other related fields. The PGF program combines academic research, education and training, and professional work with progressive, on-the-job training and mentoring from an accomplished group of professors and researchers.

The purpose of the fellowship is to:

  • Enhance skills in conducting in-depth, methodological research on a variety of global health topics with mentoring from faculty and researchers who are the leading minds in their fields.
  • Advance knowledge of quantitative analytical methodologies and their applications to global health.
  • Develop understanding of the current global health landscape and its challenges.
  • Strengthen the ability to design and implement research projects and mentor junior researchers.
  • Prepare fellows for future positions in academia, national health agencies, international organizations, and foundations.

Fellows receive training through on-the-job research, methods workshops, access to University of Washington courses, and on-site lectures and seminars. Fellows contribute directly to IHME’s research agenda through their involvement in research teams, development of new methods, and managing and driving research projects to meet deliverables.

Eligibility and application information

In order to be considered for a Post-Graduate Fellowship, candidates must have the following:

  • PhD or MD.
  • Strong quantitative background.
  • Advanced research experience, especially with data analysis and statistical methods.

Applications are due on November 1. Candidate selection includes phone interviews and in-person interviews held at IHME. Admissions decisions are made by the end of February for fellows that will join IHME the following fall.

Applications for the IHME Post-Graduate Fellowship include:

  1. A cover letter that includes your full contact information (address, phone number, and email); the name, affiliation, and full contact information of three references; and which of IHME’s research areas you are most interested in; how you learned about the program.
  2. Your curriculum vitae or resume.
  3. A personal statement describing your interest in IHME and your professional and academic interests and objectives. Personal statements should be between 750 and 1,000 words.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. The educational transcript from your highest degree attained. If your transcripts are not in English, please also provide a listing of all coursework with grade and credit hour information.
  6. An English reprint of your most significant publication or research paper.
  7. Proof of proficiency in English for candidates whose native language is not English.

How to submit your application
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application online starting August 1, 2011. If you are in a resource-poor setting or do not have internet access, applications can be mailed to:

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
University of Washington
Attention: PGF Program
2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121 USA

More information about the program is available here.  Questions and inquiries may be emailed to gf@healthmetricsandevaluation.org.

PATH Graduate-level Internship, Woman’s Condom Communications Intern

Special note: Applications for this internship will be accepted until May 30, 2011. We encourage students who are interested in this opportunity to submit an application as soon as possible. This internship will be for three months and will offer a monthly stipend of USD 1,250/month. The start date of the internship is anticipated to be in June or July. Additionally, please note internships with PATH are contingent upon the Intern providing documented proof of identity and eligibility to participate in a paid or unpaid practical training program in the United States, in accordance with federal immigration law. Please include a cover letter with your application.  The original posting can be found here.

Project background and aims

The Woman’s Condom is a female condom that is designed to protect against unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Our project goal is to launch the Woman’s Condom in China and one or more countries in Africa successfully and sustainably. Our effort will employ a total market approach, combining the skills and capacities of the public and private sectors, social marketing groups, and nongovernmental organizations to promote, distribute, and program the Woman’s Condom and increase levels of use among target groups. In preparation for the Woman’s Condom launch in China, the intern will assist in the execution of a variety of communication activities.

This internship aligns very well with PATH’s mission to advance appropriate technologies such as the Woman’s Condom that fill a specific need related to improving the health of people around the world. On an individual level, the intern will have an opportunity to directly impact the introduction of a consumer goods healthcare product, thereby improving the health of women and their partners. Additionally, the intern will gain valuable experience and network with key stakeholders that may lead to an international career in the non-profit, non-governmental and/or industry sectors. Informal meetings with Communication Officers and field staff members at PATH should accelerate learning and provide value to the Woman’s Condom project team.

Goals and learning objectives for the intern:   

The programmatic goal for the internship is for the intern to build on the brand and packaging designed for the product by creating additional branding and marketing elements to generate awareness and demand among the target market segments in China.

The individual learning objectives for the intern are to: 1) develop/enhance skills related to an international product launch with an increased understanding of strategic communication including product positioning and messaging, 2) increase understanding of market environment in Shanghai, and 3) enhance cultural sensitivity and collaboration skills by working on a multicultural team.

Skills to be developed and/or expanded during the internship:

The selected applicant will work in Shanghai for the majority of the internship and work closely with our manufacturing partner, Shanghai Dahua Medical Apparatus Company (Dahua). Expected outcomes include creating messages that appeal to the target market segments in China, conceptualizing a brand identity and creating design elements that convey this identity, and helping Dahua design a website for the Woman’s Condom. At the end of the internship, the intern will deliver a written report and presentation to the team.

Proposed activities

1)      Build on the brand name and packaging design of the product by conceptualizing a brand identity for the brand and create design elements that portray this identity that would be prominent on the Dahua product website and in advertising materials.

2)      Study effective brands in the condom and personal products market in China for ideas of how to best create design elements that will attract the Woman’s Condom target market segments.

Learning outcomes

We will evaluate the intern using a team-based performance feedback approach. All Woman’s Condom team members will be asked to provide input about the following aspects of the intern’s performance at the end of the 12 week internship: 

  • Ability to communicate clearly with team members
  • Ability to communicate clearly with external audiences
  • Understanding of the basic principles of collaboration and demonstration of at least one instance of successful collaboration with in-country partners
  • Ability to demonstrate the fundamentals of listening, meeting participation, giving and receiving feedback, team decision-making, and conflict resolution
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge skill set to specific project tasks in China setting
  • Level of demonstrated interest and engagement in project activities

Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Woman’s Condom team. The team leader will conduct an exit interview with the intern to collect qualitative data regarding the internship experience from the intern’s perspective. The team leader will then assist the intern to structure the presentation of feedback to the Woman’s Condom team. Feedback will be presented in an informal team setting.

Finally, we will strive to make the internship a memorable and enjoyable experience as much as possible that they carry with them throughout their career.

Brief description of required skills and experience

  • Mandarin Chinese written and verbal language skills with fluency to conduct business required. 
  • Enrolled in a communications or business graduate program required.
  • Marketing/brand development concentration in education and/or career.
  • Consumer product experience strongly preferred.
  • Advertising/marketing agency experience strongly preferred.
  • International experience preferred.
  • Strong interest in PATH’s mission.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Effective written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently.
  • Self-starter.
Job Location: Shanghai, CHINA

Global Health Fellows Program: HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling Intern

Introduction: The HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling Intern will be assigned to the Technical Leadership and Research Division in the Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS. The Office of HIV/AIDS is the focus of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a multibillion dollar, multifaceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world. In cooperation with the US Department of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, other US Government (USG) partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS programs. In this endeavor, USAID works very closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Peace Corps. More information about PEPFAR may be found here.

The intern will serve primarily as a research analyst/assistant, but may also carry out other Global Health Bureau-wide duties and collaborative research with other analysts in the Bureau. S/he will focus on the area of HIV testing and counseling. S/he will be managed by the HIV Testing and Counseling Advisor and will work closely with the entire Technical Leadership and Research Division. Information on USAID’s work in HIV testing and counseling can be found here.

Learning Objectives: To gain a greater understanding of USAID, PEPFAR and international work being done in the area of HIV/AIDS, and to gain knowledge and expertise within the broader area of HIV testing and counseling.

Specific Activities

  1. Assist in the development and rollout of various PEPFAR-supported interagency projects focusing on HIV testing and counseling
  2. Prepare literature reviews and other analytical work as requested
  3. Participate in dialogues with WHO and other multilateral partners involved in HIV testing and counseling work
  4. Participate in technical assistance with the field, including potentially one trip to the field
  5. Attend program-related events within and outside USAID as requested
  6. If appropriate, international travel to support USAID Missions may be required

Qualifications: The applicant will be enrolled in a graduate program related to public health, international development, or a related field. Qualified candidates will have strong writing and analytic skills, and experience in research and analysis.

To apply, please go to the Internship Recruitment Portal at www.ghfp.net.  NOTE: Resumes and CVs not submitted via the portal will NOT be reviewed by the selection committee.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at ghfpinternship@ghfp.net.

PSI Internship: Malaria and Child Survival Department Intern (Washington, DC)

PSI seeks an intern to support the Malaria & Child Survival Department. This internship provides an opportunity to work with department staff to provide technical support and global knowledge management for PSI’s diarrheal disease, malaria, pneumonia and nutrition programs. The intern will support various administrative, management and technical functions.

PSI offers flexible working hours and a dynamic, creative, and progressive work environment. This internship requires at least 35 hours per week and is a paid position, based in Washington, DC. The internship will begin June 1 and go through August 2011.

Responsibilities: The Malaria & Child Survival intern will have a variety of duties for different projects related to PSI’s activities. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting research and synthesizing reports on various malnutrition, malaria, diarrheal disease and pneumonia programs, findings and data;
  • Fulfilling administrative functions as required, including invoicing, expense reconciling and submitting monthly product reports;
  • Supporting administrative preparation for key Malaria & Child Survival presentations, conferences, meetings and retreats;
  • Maintaining and updating various administrative records of PSI sales and activities, including an internal system of knowledge management;
  • Assisting in creation and updating of communications materials, including one pagers and presentations;
  • Assisting with analysis of health metrics data;
  • Responding to internal/external requests for information and assisting with website updates as necessary;
  • Support with grant writing and proposal submission as necessary.
  • Assist with curriculum overview for graphics-driven course and facilitator and trainee manuals for department training course.

The ideal candidate will possess strong computer, analytical and organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks; ability to follow assignments through to completion; and strong commitment to deadlines. Additionally, an ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative skills, including ability to synthesize large amounts of information into succinct documents.
  • Experience with data management, indexing and spreadsheets.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience and proficiency with Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Interest in health and/or international development preferred.

Please send a letter of interest and resume/CV to mcsd@psi.org. No phone calls please.

Summer Internship Position with VillageReach (Seattle, WA)

 The following is a posting for a summer internship position with VillageReach.  The original posting can be found here (pdf).

Background: VillageReach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit social enterprise working to save lives and improve wellbeing in developing countries by increasing last‐mile access to healthcare and investing in social businesses that address gaps in community infrastructure. For more information visit: www.villagereach.org.

Internship Description: The HSG Internship is an opportunity for an experienced graduate‐level student interested in both research and implementation to contribute his/her knowledge to the design and evaluation of health system interventions at VillageReach. The intern will work closely with VillageReach program staff on a variety of activities to support the work of the Health Systems Group. The initial focus of the intern will be on supporting the expansion of our work in Malawi and documenting our work through case studies and other knowledge dissemination reports, although other projects and duties will be assigned.

Expansion of our Work in Malawi: VillageReach has been working at the district and community level in Malawi since 2008. Our focus has been on a deep community health intervention aimed at decreasing key illness for children under five. Now that we have developed strong relationships and infrastructure at the community level, we are  researching new ways to expand our work in Malawi in high‐impact, sustainable ways. The intern will be responsible for conducting secondary research on potential additional interventions that VillageReach could take on as part of their work in Malawi. This will include learning about VillageReach’ interventions to date through report review and discussions with key staff, but also looking at other successful high‐impact community interventions from other projects or other country settings.

Drafting of Case Studies on VillageReach work: The intern will also be asked to assist with documentation of current VillageReach projects through case studies, blog posts, academic articles, website content, etc. This may include documentation of our long‐term work in Malawi and Mozambique, as well as some of our short‐term engagements in other countries.

This position requires strong writing and sophisticated research skills, technical knowledge of global health program design, and experience working in a low‐income country context. Experience working with and/or researching health supply chains is a plus. The successful candidate will be a person motivated by mission, a highly dynamic and flexible environment and the understanding that his or her contribution can and will impact the success of VillageReach. 


  • Graduate‐level student studying global public health
  • Skilled writer and researcher
  • Outstanding ability to synthesize, organize, and present research
  • Skilled at accessing secondary sources
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience working in a low‐income country

 Commitment: This is a full‐time 8‐10 week summer internship based in the VillageReach Headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA. The internship is designed for the summer months of June‐August, but there is flexibility for the exact starting and ending dates.

 Stipend: The internship has a $3,500 stipend to support living expenses.

 Deadline for Application: May 13, 2010.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Info@villagereach.org with the subject line “HSG Summer Intern.”



Internship Opportunity: Overseas Financial Operations Group Intern with PSI

Below is an internship opportunity with Population Services International (PSI).  The original posting can be found here.

Job Title: Overseas Financial Operations Group Intern (Washington, DC)

PSI seeks applicants for the position of intern to support its internal audit function (Overseas Financial Operations Group, ‘OFOG’). This position reports to the Director and is based in Washington DC. This position will require approximately 30-40 hours per week starting in June.


  • Compile database of current internal audit reports;
  • Assist in the process for following up on the implementation status of recommendations;
  • Assist in monitoring the receipt of completed audit files from the internal audit team;
  • Assist in miscellaneous administrative support; and
  • Other duties or special projects as assigned.


  • Prefer currently enrolled senior of an auditing, accounting or related undergraduate degree;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to effectively interact with management and individuals with varying degree of financial knowledge;
  • Proficient in computer skills (MS Office application, including word and excel)

The successful candidate will have an interactive nature, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, strong analytical and problem solving capabilities, and attention to detail.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to kstrong@psi.org No phone calls please.

Internship opportunity with the International Respiratory and Severe Illness Center (INTERSECT) at the University of Washington

INTERSECT is a newly formed center within the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine whose mission is to improve global health by addressing the burden of respiratory disease and severe illness in low resource regions around the world. We are looking for a creative and highly motivated undergraduate (or graduate) student with a background in web design and interest in global health.

Job description:
1. Website maintenance and creative input on website layout, social networking, and multimedia. See http://www.intersectuw.org for views of the current website.
2. Rapporteur for monthly meetings
3. Assistance with grant/fundraising proposals
4. Organization of invited lecture series

Hours per month: 5-10 hours. For website activities, intern can either work from home or office space can be provided by INTERSECT at Harborview Medical Center (HMC). For monthly meetings, intern can either join in person at HMC or by conference call, depending on his/her availability.

Benefits: Opportunities for career advising and mentoring from UW physicians working directly in resource-limited settings on fields including critical care, pulmonary and infectious disease, trauma and anesthesia.

Contact: Please email Shevin Jacob (sjacob2@uw.edu) for further inquiries.