Program Intern - Summer 2019

New York, NY
Position: Program Intern
Location: New York, NY
Position Type: Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Timeline: May - August 2019*
*Interns must be available to attend a two-week Training Institute to be held at Yale University, New Haven, CT from June 30 – July 14, 2019

Global Health Corps

GHC recruits and selects organizations that excel in improving healthcare access and health outcomes for people in impoverished communities and marginalized populations. Additionally, our placement organizations identify an area of need that would benefit from two or more energetic and innovative young leaders; have the capacity to supervise and support two or more new full-time staff and can contribute towards the cost of fellows.

Since our start in 2009, we have grown from 8 placement organizations to more than sixty for the 2019-2020 fellowship year. They range from small grassroots organizations to international NGOs like Partners in Health and CHAI to government agencies like the Ministry of Health in Uganda. The health issues they focus on are equally diverse and include maternal and reproductive health, malaria, HIV/AIDS, health systems strengthening and nutrition. To date, we have received extremely positive feedback from our placement organizations who have found great value in having GHC fellows working on their programs. Specifically, 95% of our partners from the 2017-18 fellowship year said fellows met or exceeded goals of their work assignments and 78% said our fellows presented new or innovative ways of doing things.

The partnership recruitment and selection process is an intense and complex process that requires an ability to work with Country Teams to identify and vet organizations who can provide a meaningful experience for fellows and have the infrastructure and approach to health equity that aligns with GHC’s mission. It is an annual process which includes evaluating partnership renewals as well as new placement organizations. GHC plans to expand placement organizations in all of our current countries as well as explore additional opportunities for growth within Africa and to other continents.

Position Overview:

Global Health Corps is seeking creative, well-organized, hard-working interns to support the fellowship program. Interns will work closely with the Program team, and will gain first-hand understanding of the day to day operations of a young entrepreneurial non-profit.

Interns will be given significant responsibilities and a fair amount of autonomy, so preference will be given to those applicants who are interested in managing projects over the course of multiple months. This is a great opportunity to be part of a young, growing nonprofit and to gain valuable experience in program development and management.

The interns will work closely with the GHC staff to:

    • Plan and prepare for Training Institute for the incoming fellowship class
    • Plan and prepare for quarterly retreats for the current fellowship class
    • Support fellowship onboarding of the incoming fellowship class - collecting and tracking fellow materials and requirements
    • Track and monitor fellowship activities
    • Assist with ongoing GHC alumni activities
    • Plan events, identify venues, and manage logistics during events
    • Prepare materials for workshops
    • Perform administrative duties including calendar management, email monitoring, etc.
    • Provide support to Country Teams as needed
    • Additional projects as needed

Candidates must:

    • Be enrolled in college or have a college degree
    • Have exceptional attention to detail
    • Be very well-organized
    • Haven exceptional writing skills 
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Excel, Word, and Powerpoint)
    • Have demonstrated a strong work ethic
    • Have demonstrated strong and clear interest in social justice and/or public health issues
    • Be able to remain focused in a fast paced environment with competing priorities

Desired Skills:

    • Experience in administrative roles and settings
    • Demonstrated success in event/conference planning and coordination
    • Experience writing and editing reports, briefs, internal communications, and external outreach
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Excel, Word, and Powerpoint)
    • Be proficient in organizing and managing information on secure file sharing and storage systems (i.e. Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)
    • Proficient data collection tools, tracking, and web applications (i.e. Wufoo, Survey Monkey, Formsite, and Google Forms/Spreadsheets)
How to Apply

Please apply online through our website. Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for applying!
– The GHC Team