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IIP-Partners in Health Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
Partners in Health Liberia
About:
Partners In Health (PIH) is a Boston, Massachusetts-based non-profit health care organization founded in 1987 by Dr. Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Thomas J. White, Todd McCormack, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim. PIH has close to 30 years of experience providing high-quality clinical care in resource-poor settings. PIH's mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH draws on the resources of the world’s leading medical and academic institutions and on the lived experience of the world’s poorest and sickest communities. In Liberia PIH first established a presence in October 2014 as part of the Ebola emergency response, working throughout the Southeast region. Since then, PIH Liberia has set out to establish a long-term commitment to Maryland County and the people of the Southeast of Liberia, developing a strategy geared at this region and with Maryland serving as a model county in terms of health outcomes, and most importantly in reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality.

Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will contribute to the Policy Team or the Health Finance Team. Here is an overview of the responsibilities for each project:
  • Policy: This IIP intern will map PIH Liberia's Ministerial engagement. The IIP intern will be expected to work with Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to document and map communication and meetings with the Ministry of Health. The IIP intern will use this mapping to highlight gaps in engagement or redundancies and advise on how to keep ministerial communication stream-lined and consistent. The IIP intern will also cover for Team Leads at MOH meetings when they are unable to attend, and may be assigned one grant or portfolio to cover, and will report back to ELT.
  • Health Finance: This IIP intern will analyze PIH’s impact on the economy of Southeast Liberia, especially the return on investment for various teams and projects including community health, clinical team, support to regional Health Center and Referral Hospital and small business ventures. This IIP intern will also help forecast the economic impact of New Regional Teaching Hospital Construction.
Qualifications: For the policy placement IIP candidates with interests in Public Policy and Global Health are encouraged to apply. Fieldwork experience on public sector outreach in resource-poor environments would be an asset. Candidates should have excellent writing and presentation skills. For the Health Finance placement IIP candidates with interests in  Global Health, Health Economics, Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, familiarity with agricultural sector are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have excellent writing skills and advanced statistical and economic analysis skills.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017 02/28/2018 TBA TBA