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Internships in Global Health - United States Agency for International Development
Washington, DC, United States; (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 Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student responsibility
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:
USAIDUnited States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Bureau for Global Health, Center for Innovation and Impact & Neglected Tropical Diseases Division
Health Innovations and Communications Internships

Location: Washington, DC
Duration: 10-12 weeks
Number of Positions: 2
Stipend: $5,000
About: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a federal agency with a long-standing record of success in the development, introduction and scale-up of high-impact health products and interventions in low- and middle-income countries.

The Center for Innovation and Impact (CII), in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, encourages business-minded approaches and accelerates impact against some of the world’s most important health issues. CII invests seed capital in the most promising ideas and applies rigorous, market-oriented approaches to cut the time it takes to transform discoveries in the lab to impact on the ground.

The Neglected Tropical Diseases Division (NTD), also in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, works in 27 countries to fight seven of the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that have proven, cost effective health interventions.

Intern Responsibilities: There are two possible internship focus areas a student intern.

FOCUS AREA #1 – Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B), Innovation and Scale-Up Intern

Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B) is a global partnership between USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). SL@B issued the first global call for transformative ideas to address the grand challenge of identifying and scaling up groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of birth.

The SL@B, Innovation and Scale-Up Intern will support the Center to apply business-minded and private sector approaches to the work of the Global Health Bureau.  The primary end product will be to support an active review of SL@B award recipients, profiling the most exciting innovations and innovators and their stories of progress toward scale.  The Intern will help to identify and document best practices for successfully building and nurturing innovation. In addition, the Intern will have the opportunity to support analyses around emerging technologies applicable to the field of global health, such as digital health tools and artificial intelligence, to strengthen USAID’s investments in this area.
The SL@B, Innovation and Scale-Up Intern will provide support in one or more of the following project areas:
• Assist in creating a SL@B Innovator Catalog covering the full range of the awardees; leverage the Innovation Index to identify common characteristics of the most successful innovations and help the team to share those best practices.
• Support the CII team in their efforts to enhance the launch and scale up of selected innovations under USAID’s Global Health Grand Challenges in relevant countries, and assess the landscape of existing programs and regulations to ensure that an innovation is deployed most effectively.
• Assist in developing and refining tools, resources, and strategies to support innovator growth and showcase impact of Grand Challenge Innovations.
• Provide support for the analysis of emerging technologies in global health such as unmanned aerial vehicles and artificial intelligence to advance understanding of their role to achieve health impact.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in research related to market access and scale-up strategy, specifically within the field of global health markets. Applications should have proficiency using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and be self-motivated with the ability to adhere to strict deadlines.

FOCUS AREA #2 – Health Communications and Public Affairs Intern

The Health Communications and Public Affairs Intern will support the USAID Neglected Tropical Diseases Team. S/he will have the opportunity to learn about USAID's work from leading technical experts and develop a strong understanding of communications through creation and promotion of content reflecting the Agency’s results and impact.

The Health Communications and Public Affairs Intern will provide support in one or more of the following project areas:
• Work with staff to develop time-limited strategic communications campaigns and execute outreach strategies to increase engagement and promotion of USAID global health content.
• Use raw and existing content to help illustrate complex health concepts for a lay audience.
• Draft and share social media content for USAID channels. Monitor analytics to track impact and inform future efforts. Draft messages, fact sheets, brochures, and other written content for external dissemination.
• Draft, design, and/or modify visuals, such as presentations, infographics, videos, and other graphics to visually convey technical content and key messages.
• Assist with event and conference-related planning, operations, and logistics as needed.
• Learn about USAID's infectious disease and neglected tropical disease program work.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong interest in public health, public policy, communications, marketing, international development or journalism. Applicants should have demonstrated experience developing content for print, digital, and social media platforms and measuring content effectiveness through analytics platforms, and should be able to convey complex technical information in plain language. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign is a plus.
Note: This position may require travel. Applicants should have ability to participate in a field experience, which may involve domestic and/or international travel and overnight stays for up to 2 weeks. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for building clearance process.
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