Global Health Internships- Digital Media and more… Summer 2018
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.
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.
USAID has a long-standing record of success in the development, introduction and scale-up of high-impact health products and interventions in the developing world, yet working in these markets presents a variety of challenges. With myriad life-saving health technologies readily available in the 21st century, too few are accessible to people of disease-burdened, low-income countries. Those health technologies and interventions that do reach the last mile in places like sub-Saharan Africa often take years, or even decades, to get there. Because successful product development and introduction requires viable public and private markets with clear pathways to achieve scale, the Agency must rely on cutting-edge thinking to push boundaries and address formidable barriers to adoption, from limited user demand to market failures, which can prevent innovative technologies from reaching those most in need.
To tackle these challenges, USAID established the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact (CII) as a center of excellence in the Global Health Bureau. In this role, CII applies business‐minded approaches to the development, introduction and scale-up of health interventions to accelerate impact against the world’s most important health challenges. CII’s work falls into three main categories: 1) identifying state of the art practices; 2) catalyzing innovation; and 3) scaling for impact.
$1,826 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).
Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at www.ghfp.net. All applications must be submitted by December 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm eastern time.
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