EpiC Project 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.
Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC), a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. The project provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery (DSD) to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. EpiC’s four main objectives are to:
1. Attain and maintain HIV epidemic control among at-risk adult men, women, and priority populations
2. Attain and maintain HIV epidemic control among key populations (KPs)
3. Improve program management, health information systems, human resources for health (HRH), and financial systems to attain and maintain epidemic control
4. Support the transition of direct funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet PEPFAR’s goal of providing 70 percent of its funding to local partners by 2020.
This is a paid internship with a flexible schedule based on project needs.
Anticipated Duration: May - August 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
· Experience working with an inter-disciplinary team addressing global development challenges
· Experience in supporting program management of a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) focus on
HIV epidemic control among at-risk adult men, women, priority populations, and key populations
· Understanding of how a global HIV project spanning approximately 30+ countries operates and adapts,
particularly in the context of COVID-19.
Anticipated Project(s) and Assignment Details:
Under the mentorship of a Senior Program Officer and supervision of a Senior Project Manager, the intern will support the EpiC program management team by contributing to various EpiC project activities in the following ways:
· Design, implement, and coordinate specific program activities as assigned by supervisor for a portfolio of countries, most likely Nigeria, Mali, and Liberia, plus other support as needed.
· Coordinate reviews and editing to ensure high quality program deliverables, including quarterly reports, workplans, and subaward documents.
· Organize and participate in team meetings and country calls, taking the lead for documenting key discussion points and action items.
· Work with program backstop(s) to track completion of action items resulting from calls.
· Work with program team and technical team to engage consultants and staff as needed to support program implementation. Work with program team to prepare consultant agreements; lead on processing and tracking payments in Costpoint.
· Support program teams in development of subawards with local partners for service delivery at country level.
· Support program teams in subaward monitoring and tracking.
Qualifications and Competencies:
· Currently enrolled in a degree program at a college or university in a related field of study (e.g. Communications, Education, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences, International Development, Human Development or Related Field) or within one year of graduation date. Student currently enrolled in a graduate program preferred.
· 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
· Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner
· Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; some knowledge of French is preferred
· Some experience in international development and in an NGO preferred
· Demonstrated interest and/or experience in global health and HIV preferred
· Organized and able to effectively work in a fast-paced work environment
Technology to be Used:
· Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail
Typical Physical Demands:
· Remote office environment. FHI 360 Summer internships will be 100% remote.
· Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time