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As a GHFP-II summer Intern, you will work alongside world-renowned global health experts at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). GHFP-II Interns deliver high-level technical support for international projects in maternal and child health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, and other technical areas. Interns have clear learning objectives and an effective evaluation method to maximize their experience. Through the Internship program, GHFP-II creates a pipeline for the next generation of global health professionals that is representative of American diversity.

"My love for the [global health] field increased as a result of my internship."

- 2015 GHFP-II Intern

"This was one of the most fun and fulfilling experiences of my life."

- 2015 GHFP-II Intern


  • Application period: December 21, 2015 through 5:00 pm EST January 18, 2016
  • How to apply: Go to recruitment.ghfp.net.
    1. Complete an online profile, including a tailored resume.
    2. Write answers to three essay questions, reflecting on your interests, passion, experience, and skills. Please note the essays carry considerable weight, and we strongly recommend leaving time to develop thoughtful and compelling answers.
  • You may apply to one summer internship, and list a second choice within your application.


  • Participated in the development of communications materials used to announce the results of FACTS 001 and the launch of the Global Health Supply Chain Program.
  • Drafted recommendations for integration of alcohol treatment and screening to existing operational plans, and examined relationship between alcohol and unprotected sex in Uganda. Conducted a literature review of recent research on condom efficacy resulting in revised condom fact sheets and technical issue briefs.
  • Conducted a systematic literature review on planning and strengthening the Social Service Workforce (SSW), and how the SSW supports the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS, their families, and caregivers to draft a State of the Research Report.
  • Developed a comprehensive presentation on the clinical and psychosocial needs of adolescents living with HIV, which was used in a presentation by the Africa Bureau to the Deputy Principles of USAID.

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