Family Planning Workforce and Communications Intern- Spring 2018

Family Planning Workforce and Communications Intern
Global Health Fellows Program II
Service Delivery Improvement Division, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Anticipated timeframe: February 2018 – April 2018: Compensated 3 month internship
Location: Washington, DC/Arlington, VA

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a 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 work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.


The Service Delivery Improvement Division (SDI) of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) in the Bureau for Global Health (GH), has as its mission to improve access to and quality of reproductive health and family planning (FP/RH) services and information by introducing, promoting and helping scale up effective, evidenced based service delivery models for all women with unmet needs and a focus on equity and reaching the most vulnerable groups.  SDI provides leadership in service delivery high impact practices development, implementation and scale-up.  PRH provides technical leadership, strategic direction, and implementation oversight, support to field missions, partner coordination, and performance tracking for the family planning (FP) component of the US Government’s Global Health Initiative.


The Family Planning Workforce and Communications Intern (Intern) will provide assistance to PRH/SDI staff to revise, update and create additional content and resources for the FP Training Resources Package (TRP), which is available online at This set of materials was developed by PRH in collaboration with the World HealthOrganization (WHO) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). It includes curriculum components and tools for trainers to design, implement, and evaluate FP/RH training.

The Intern will work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor for FP Workforce as his/her onsite manager.


  • Gaining experience in the field of family planning and reproductive health.
  • Gaining a greater understanding of how USAID/PRH collaborates with key partners and stakeholders.
  • Gaining a greater understanding of key training materials based on WHO guidance.
  • Deepening skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.
  • Participating in professional development activities provided through GHFP-II and USAID (e.g. via technical presentations, meetings, etc.) as agreed upon with on site-manager (5%).


  • Assisting PRH staff  in SDI and Policy, Evaluation and Communications (PEC) divisions to modify, update and add content to the TRP website, including:
    • Updating TRP modules based on revised WHO guidance (Medical Eligibility Criteria and Selected Practice Recommendations).
    • Monitoring translation of TRP modules into French, Spanish and perhaps Portuguese.
    • Identifying and assessing other available materials for inclusion in the TRP (directly or through links) that will support users as they implement the TRP, including videos, training packages, technical guidance and similar materials.
  • Documenting user experiences with the TRP; identifying new approaches and lessons learned; and disseminating these experiences on the TRP website and through other media.
  • Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming need and/or the Intern’s own interests.



  • Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in a program related to public health, public policy, public administration, international development, or other related fields; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or work experience in global health and/or international development. Familiarity with FP/RH and training is preferred.
  • Ability to perform research on health related projects and programs, largely related to family planning, and rapidly analyze, organize and summarize key information.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with FP online resources and tools or similar platforms a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Basic reading in French and/or Spanish is preferred.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.



$1,826 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).


Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at www.ghfp.netAll applications must be submitted by October 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm eastern time.

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