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HIV/AIDS Implementation Science Data Research Intern
Washington, DC US


  • Currently enrolled doctoral degree candidate in a program related to public health, international development, or related field; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Willingness to relocate to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for the duration of the internship if you do not currently reside there.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.
  • If selected, would you be available to start your internship full-time as early as mid-May?


Global Health Fellows Program II

HIV/AIDS Implementation Science Data Research Intern        

Research Division, Office HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

Anticipated timeframe: May/June 2018 – August/September 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 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 HIV/AIDS Implementation Science Research Intern (Intern) will be assigned to the Implementation Science Branch in the Research Division within the Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS. The Office of HIV/AIDS is the focus of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency's efforts within President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a $52 billion multifaceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world since 2003. In cooperation with the US Department of State's Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), other US Government (USG) partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, 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. In this endeavor, USAID works very closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Peace Corps. More information about PEPFAR may be found at



The Intern will work primarily in the Implementation Science Branch with a focus on research and evaluations to improve PEPFAR’s HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support and treatment and cross-cutting programs. S/he may also carry out other Global Health Bureau- wide duties and participate in collaborative research with other analysts in the Bureau. S/he will receive technical guidance from the Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor who will serve as his/her onsite manager and will work closely with appropriate technical and management staff in the Research Division.



  • Gaining experience in the field of HIV/AIDS implementation science.
  • Gaining a greater understanding of PEPFAR and international work being done in the area of HIV/AIDS as well as the role of research and evaluation in the PEPFAR and USAID context.
  • 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%).



  • Conducting thorough literature review(s) and syntheses in programmatic or scientific areas of HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Conducting quantitative data analysis and manuscript writing related to HIV/AIDS Implementation Science.
  • Providing technical support, in coordination with OSM, on research/evaluation contracts and cooperative agreements, including project design and reviewing and providing technical comments on USAID project deliverables as appropriate.
  • Participating in the planning and implementing of research activities supported by Office of HIV/AIDS (through our implementing partners) and coordinating with OHA technical staff, Mission staff, and teams of study investigators.
  • Contributing to end of project activities for a number of implementation science studies, which may include participating in in-country dissemination meetings, developing communication materials such as briefers, and promoting dissemination of results via social media.
  • Attending program-related events within and outside USAID, as requested.
  • Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming need and/or the Intern’s own interests.



  • Currently enrolled doctoral degree candidate in a program related to public health, international development, or related field; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Experience in conducting literature reviews (including using reference citation management software, such as EndNote) and data management and analysis (especially SAS, STATA and R System).
  • Strong verbal communication, writing and analytic skills.
  • Previous research experience preferred.
  • Ability to understand and translate complex research findings, resulting in the effective communication of research results to a wide range of policy, program and academic audiences.
  • Experience or strong interest in working in developing countries is preferred.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.



$2,068 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).



Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at All applications must be submitted by December 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm eastern time.


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