RMNCH Research Associate Intern
FHI 360 has an exciting internship opportunity for a student interested in growing their skills within the international development sector. Under close supervision, an Intern will perform entry level professional duties which will provide the opportunity for professional training in various functional areas throughout the organization. Internship assignments serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to a global nonprofit development organization.
This is a paid internship with a flexible schedule based on project needs.
Anticipated Duration: May – November 2021
Skills Gained and Learning Opportunities:
· Practical experience with a large, global non-profit organization
· Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with successful research, technical, and/or program management professionals
· Experience working with an inter-disciplinary team addressing global development challenges
· Data analysis and synthesis experience
Anticipated Project(s) and Assignment Details:
RMNCH researchers are conducting a mixed-methods implementation science research study to develop and evaluate counselling messages for offering self-administered contraceptive injectables to potential users in the context of Malawi’s scale-up of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC).
Depending on the intern’s start date, the intern may contribute to various study activities under the direction of their supervisor in the following ways:
1. Analyze qualitative data from focus group discussions with family planning providers about their experience using a counseling message about contraceptive injectables in Malawi;
2. Synthesize descriptive data from Malawi related to clinic-level stock outs and other service delivery issues related to contraceptive injectables;
3. Conduct a review of the literature (using search engines such as PubMed) for a manuscript reporting the study findings.
In addition, the intern may contribute to various team or project activities under the direction of their supervisor in the following ways:
· Contribute to research or project activities as assigned by supervisor
· Conduct desk reviews, landscape analyses and/or secondary data analyses
· Organize and participate in team meetings and country calls (e.g., assisting with meeting preparation, meeting minutes, a post-meeting report)
· Support business development efforts, including conducting background research on donors, programs, and strategies and developing summaries that highlight the department’s capabilities
· Contribute to project-related presentations, blogs, reports and/or manuscripts
· Assist with project-related administrative tasks, as needed
Qualifications and Competencies:
· Currently enrolled in a degree program at a college or university in Public Health or related field of study or within one year of graduation date
· Demonstrated interest in related subject area through studies, work experience, and/or personal travel
· Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas
· Strong writing and research skills
· Quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis skills
· Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner
· Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English
Typical Physical Demands:
· Remote office environment.
· Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift to 5 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
· Personal Computer
· Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail
· Telephone, printer, calculator, copier, PDAs and other hand-held devices.