Monday, January 7, 2013

Internship Opportunities: USAID. Deadline January 28, 2013

Dear Global Health Colleague, 

The internship application deadline is approaching! Submit all your application materials by January 28th, 5:00 PM EST.

Make summer 2013 your career stepping stone
The Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II) is pleased to announce its Summer 2013 internships with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Agency's Washington, DC headquarters. We have added 4 positions since the initial announcement, for a total of 25 available summer internships!

Work with the largest development agency in the world
USAID is home to a wide range of global health professionals working on health projects of international scope and importance. Contribute your skills to specific activities in one of five offices of the USAID Bureau for Global Health: Office of the Assistant Administrator; Office of HIV/AIDS; Office of Population and Reproductive Health; Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition; and the Office of Programming, Planning, and Policy.

These internships will provide you a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of global health. You'll be working with experienced professionals on health projects of international importance.

To learn more about what it's like to be a GHFP-II intern, check out this great video made by a GHFP-II 2012 Summer Alumnus. 
Technical areas include:
  • Infectious diseases: HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria
  • Maternal and child health
  • Reproductive health
  • Nutrition
  • Commodities and logistics
  • Youth programming
  • Demography
Positions and Applicants
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, as well as some that will be challenging for PhD candidates and mid-career changers. We are interested in people from a broad range of disciplines including:
  • Public health
  • Social work
  • Education
  • International relations/development
  • Supply chain management
  • Database technology and informatics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing/midwifery
  • Public policy
  • Pharmacy
  • Business administration
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Population and demographic studies
  • Communications

25 Summer 2013 Internships are available, including:

NEW Office of HIV/AIDS
Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Social Service Workforce Strengthening (SSWS) Intern

NEW Office of HIV/AIDS; Implementation Support Division
Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Psychosocial Support and Evaluation Intern

NEW Office of Health, Infectious Disease, and Nutrition
Private Sector Partnerships Intern

NEW Center to Accelerate Innovation and Impact
Saving Lives at Birth Intern

INTERNSHIP DATES: May 28, 2013 - August 20, 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE:All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time January 28, 2013.

TO APPLY, please find detailed instructions at

NOTE: All internships require US citizenship or permanent resident status. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

Applicants can apply for up to two internship positions. If you apply for a Winter On-Demand Internship, you will only be allowed to apply for one Summer 2013 Internship.

To learn more about USAID, please visit
To learn more about GHFP-II, please visit

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