Global Health Fellows Program II Intern with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC, USA; deadline to apply February 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm (EST)
About: The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
GHFP-II's goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency's immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.
Introduction: The Youth HIV and AIDS Intern will be assigned to the Implementation Support (IS) Division in the Bureau for Global Health's (GH), Office of HIV and AIDS (OHA). OHA is the focus of HIV and AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency's efforts within PEPFAR. The PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation (http://www.pepfar.gov/documents/organization/201386.pdf) outlines the importance of youth in comprehensive prevention, care and treatment programming. The blueprint recognizes the need for age-appropriate, evidence-based, youth-friendly programs. It further recognizes that achieving effective HIV services requires tailoring interventions to young people's specific needs, risks and interests. USAID remains committed to supporting the blueprint's recognition of the need to continue evaluating the impact of PEPFAR-funded youth programs to further strengthen the evidence base.
This position receives day to day guidance from the OHA Youth Advisor as his/her onsite manager.
Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor's degree candidate in a program related to public health and/or public policy with a focus on youth and development.
Strong writing and analytical skills.
Experience in data analysis, evaluation methods and research preferred.
Familiarity with Presidential Initiatives and special interest in Youth/HIV issues and/or PEPFAR preferred.
US citizenship or US permanent residency is required.
Compensation: $1,680 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).
Apply: Detailed information, including an online application and instructions are available here. All applications must be submitted by Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm eastern time.