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Internships in Global Health - Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Geneva, Switzerland (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: Global Health and Health Policy Program Type: Internship
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: NO
Program Features: Field Work, Global Health, Health Policy, Research, Summer Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: 8 or more weeks, Student responsibility
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:
GaviGavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Advocacy and Public Policy Internship

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 8-10 weeks
Number of Positions: 1
Stipend: $5,000 to $6,000
About: Created in 2000, Gavi is an international organisation - a global Vaccine Alliance, bringing together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries.  Our four strategic goals are to:
  • Accelerate equitable uptake and coverage of vaccines
  • Increase effectiveness and efficiency of immunization delivery as an integrated part of strengthened health systems.
  • Improve sustainability of national immunization programmes.
  • Shape markets for vaccines and other immunization products.
The Gavi headquarters office in Geneva, Switzerland mobilizes resources to fund programs, coordinates program approvals and disbursements; develops policy and implements strategic initiatives; monitors and evaluates ongoing projects; and provides legal and financial management.
Intern Responsibilities: The intern will join the Public Policy Engagement team to implement Gavi’s advocacy and public policy strategy.  Responsibilities will include:
  • Review and analyze global and regional public policy instruments and landscape to identify advantageous entry points for immunization, primary healthcare and universal health coverage (UHC).
  • Document and analyze emerging areas in health policy landscape and linkages to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other cross-cutting areas (nutrition, education, etc.).
  • Assist with writing quality policy reports, briefings, background pieces, and policy briefs.
  • Work independently and as part of the Public Policy Engagement (PPE) team on special non-recurring and on-going projects.
  • Coordinate internal and external discussions/meetings as needed, taking meeting notes and coordinating follow-up on action points.
  • Identify, document and propose stakeholders (government officials, influencers, academic, research organisations, networks and alliances) to be mobilised for Gavi’s advocacy and public policy strategy.
  • Support relevant stakeholder coordination & management within the political “will building” strategy
  • Contribute to organization of relevant public policy meetings, events, and forums.
  • Support the development of advocacy and public policy documents, including presentations, reporting, policy positions, datasets, and factsheets.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in public policy, global health, and/or international affairs. Strong research and document review skills.  Excellent writing and communications skills in English. Excellent team-working and collaborative skills. Solid time-management and organizational ability, including the ability to work independently. Demonstrated initiative, willingness to innovate, and flexibility. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, multicultural setting. Strong analytical, critical reasoning skills and ability to make logical or implied connections between policy themes, agendas and priorities. The office working language is English, but French language ability is advantageous, and fluency in any other language is a potential asset.

New Internship for 2020; no past Princeton interns.

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