Global Health Fellows Program: HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling Intern

Introduction: The HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling Intern will be assigned to the Technical Leadership and Research Division in 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 multibillion dollar, multifaceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world. In cooperation with the US Department of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, 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 here.

The intern will serve primarily as a research analyst/assistant, but may also carry out other Global Health Bureau-wide duties and collaborative research with other analysts in the Bureau. S/he will focus on the area of HIV testing and counseling. S/he will be managed by the HIV Testing and Counseling Advisor and will work closely with the entire Technical Leadership and Research Division. Information on USAID’s work in HIV testing and counseling can be found here.

Learning Objectives: To gain a greater understanding of USAID, PEPFAR and international work being done in the area of HIV/AIDS, and to gain knowledge and expertise within the broader area of HIV testing and counseling.

Specific Activities

  1. Assist in the development and rollout of various PEPFAR-supported interagency projects focusing on HIV testing and counseling
  2. Prepare literature reviews and other analytical work as requested
  3. Participate in dialogues with WHO and other multilateral partners involved in HIV testing and counseling work
  4. Participate in technical assistance with the field, including potentially one trip to the field
  5. Attend program-related events within and outside USAID as requested
  6. If appropriate, international travel to support USAID Missions may be required

Qualifications: The applicant will be enrolled in a graduate program related to public health, international development, or a related field. Qualified candidates will have strong writing and analytic skills, and experience in research and analysis.

To apply, please go to the Internship Recruitment Portal at www.ghfp.net.  NOTE: Resumes and CVs not submitted via the portal will NOT be reviewed by the selection committee.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at ghfpinternship@ghfp.net.

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