Key Populations Intern :Global Health Fellows Program II

Key Populations Intern
Global Health Fellows Program II
Priority Populations, Integration and Rights Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Anticipated timeframe: March 2018 – September 2018: Compensated 6 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 Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA), within USAID’s Bureau for Global Health (GH), is the focus of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for the Agency and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In cooperation with agencies and partners, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS programs.  Additional information about PEPFAR may be found at and

The Key Populations (KP) Intern (Intern) will be assigned to the Priority Populations, Integration, and Rights Division, in the Key Populations and Rights (KPR) Branch within OHA. The KPR Branch provides technical and programmatic expertise to help the Agency and its missions to develop programs that respond to US Government (USG), USAID, and Congressional policy and budget priorities as well as incorporates innovations, best practices, and lessons learned.


The Intern will primarily provide support to address research, program, and policy issues regarding HIV services to KP.  S/he will work closely with appropriate members of the KP staff, other divisions, and with a Senior HIV/AIDS Key Populations Advisor as his/her onsite manager.


  • Gaining experience in the field of USG/PEPFAR/USAID research, program and policy development and Congressional program reporting, related to HIV/AIDS and Key Populations.
  • Gaining a greater understanding of HIV/AIDS programming and services to Key Populations.
  • 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%).


  • Supporting the Key Populations team in related aspects of comprehensive prevention by assisting with conference logistics, attending meetings, and contributing (drafting, reviewing, editing) to related documents.
  • Reviewing, editing, and/or assisting in developing research methodologies, research/implementation plans, protocols, study instruments, monitoring & evaluation tools, training curriculums, and other technical documents as needed. This may be presented in Excel, PowerPoint, or Word/Acrobat formats.
  • In coordination with OSM, assisting PEPFAR field offices and/or USAID missions with developing stakeholder strategies in implementing PEPFAR guidance documents for prevention and with a key population package approach.
  • Providing assistance to OSM with the development of Country Operational Plans policy implementation plans.
  • Assisting in biological and behavioral survey training and guidance developed through OHA and partners and assisting in program evaluations.
  • Researching best practices involving Key Populations-related health systems supply-chain issues, monitoring and enabling environmental and structural intervention approaches.
  • Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming needs and/or the Intern’s own interests.



  • Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in public health or international development; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Demonstrated interest in HIV work with key populations, particularly female sex workers, men who have sex with men, or people who inject drugs.
  • Strong web-based research skills, organizational and planning skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in an international or resource-challenged setting desirable.
  • 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 November 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm eastern time.

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