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Infectious Diseases Intern
Washington, District of Columbia US


  • Currently enrolled senior in a bachelor's degree program or completion of such within 24 months, or, currently enrolled master's or doctoral degree candidate, or completion of such within 12 months.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.


Global Health Fellows Program II

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Infectious Diseases Intern

TBD: United States Agency for International Development

Anticipated timeframe: Summer 2017
Location: Washington, DC/Arlington, VA



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.   



The Office of Infectious Disease (GH/ID) is the Agency’s lead for infectious disease programs and issues, and manages the Global Health Bureau’s activities and engagement in infectious diseases, including tuberculosis (TB), Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)s, malaria under the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Emerging Threat/Pandemic Preparedness and Response.  GH/ID is responsible for technical direction and leadership and external engagement on infectious disease issues, including working with external partners, providing technical support to USAID’s field missions and programs, and managing programs and centrally-managed infectious disease funding. Learn more by visiting



The Intern may work within the Bureau for Global Health, or other Regional Bureaus.



  • Gaining experience in the field of infectious diseases.
  • Gaining a greater understanding of infectious diseases.
  • Deepening skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.



  • Infectious disease related activities to be determined.
  • Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming need and/or the Intern’s own interests.



  • Applicants who meet the below qualifications are encouraged to apply:
    • Currently enrolled senior in a bachelor’s degree program in public health; or, related study, completion of such a program within the past 24 months.
    • Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in public health; or, related study; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
    • Currently enrolled doctoral degree candidate in public health; or, related study; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and analysis.
  • Strong writing and analytic skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse team members.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.



  • Bachelor’s Eligibility: $16.15 per hour (non-exempt, hourly wage position).
  • Master’s Eligibility: $1,690 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).
  • PhD Eligibility: $2,026 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).

All rates subject to change in 2017.



Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at All applications must be submitted by January 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm eastern time.



This is not an actual job description, but a call for applications. Should you be selected to interview, you will be provided with a finalized scope of work. Your application may not result in a position or employment offer.


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