Strategic Information Intern

Public Health Institute
Oakland, Arkansas
Feb 05, 2021
Mar 07, 2021
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Strategic Information Intern


INTERN TITLE: Strategic Information Intern
HOST ORGANIZATION: Strategic Information Branch, Strategic Information, Evaluation and Informatics Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development
LOCATION: Washington, DC
POSITION LEVEL: Masters level
SALARY: $1,868.66 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position)
ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAME: 6 Months, full-time

Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). STAR is a Global Health talent hub. Through fellowships, internships, and strategic partnerships, STAR supports building the capacity of diverse global health professionals and organizations at all levels to make inclusive, collaborative, and innovative contributions to global health. STAR participants collaborate in the development of systems and tools that strengthen and sustain the local and global health response.

The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) 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 non-governmental 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 Strategic Information Intern (Intern) will be assigned to the Strategic Information Branch within the Strategic Information, Evaluation and Informatics (SIEI) Division of OHA within the Bureau for Global Health. OHA has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a multibillion, multifaceted approach to combating the disease around the world.

Reporting structure:
The Intern will work closely with Strategic Information Branch and receive technical guidance from the Strategic Information Branch Chief, who will serve as their Point of Contact.

By the end of the internship, the Intern will have gained experience and exposure to:

• OHA’s flagship data and analytics program, Data for Implementation (Data.FI), including external coordination with the project’s consortium members and internal coordination with the project’s core management team and network of USAID activity advisors.

Essential Duties:

• Supporting programmatic and technical assistance for Data.FI’s existing country and global health COVID-19 programming, including coordinating the review of project deliverables with subject matter experts and other relevant team members.

• Providing support in the planning and development of new Data.FI activities, including COP21 work plan development, review and approval.

• Attend program-related events within and outside USAID as requested.

• Possible assistance on in-country technical assistance visits as needed, pending resolution of COVID-related travel restrictions.

• Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming needs and/or the Intern’s own interests.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
All STAR Interns will participate in learning activities (*approximately 10% time) during their internship. By the end of the internship, the Intern will be able to:

• Gain exposure to strategic information and program management global health programming.

• Apply effective communication skills across a broad network of peers and advisors within global health to support learning and professional development.


• Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate or completion of such within the past 12 months, including nursing, physician assistant or medical degree candidates.

• Experience with global health, data analytics and/or HIV programs.

• Ability to analyze data from different sources/databases utilizing multiple data analytic platforms.

• Ability to create and present data visuals.

• Strong interpersonal, facilitation and team-building skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

• Demonstrated innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.

• Excellent analytical, written and oral communications skills.

• This position may require travel. Ability to participate in a field experience, which may involve domestic and/or international travel and overnight stays for up to 2 weeks pending the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

• US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

Additional skills (preferred):
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS.

The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including learning programs.

All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at, which allows you to create a profile and upload a CV/resume and cover letter.

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