Programs Intern (Winter/Spring 2019)

New York, NY
Location:                   New York, NY
Schedule:                  Full Time
Compensation:         Monthly Stipend
Timeline:                    January – May/June 2019

Global Health Corps:

Global Health Corps (GHC) mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. GHC believes young leaders with diverse backgrounds and a deep commitment to collaboration, innovation, and social justice are going to revolutionize how the world tackles its toughest health challenges. We strongly believe our GHC community is the new breed of leaders that the world desperately needs.

Through a competitive recruitment process, we identify daring and innovative university graduates and early- to mid-career professionals from around the world and pair them with amazing partner organizations and government agencies in the US, East Africa, and Southern Africa. Our fellows spend a year in their placement devoting their unstoppable energy to making the world a healthier place for all people, everywhere. Whether they are working with a small grassroots organization like HIPS in Washington, DC to ensure sex workers have access to critical health services, or with the Ministry of Health in Zambia researching patient use of HIV testing and counseling, each fellow plays an essential role in the health equity movement.

Fellows come together five times a year for additional training, community building, leadership development, and mentorship to become audacious, resilient, and highly-networked changemakers. Each one of our fellows has the capacity to change the world – and many already are – and we are grateful to work closely with them to amplify their impact. Since its founding in 2009, GHC has supported nearly 600 fellows working at various levels of the health system, across issue areas and across continents, and our community gets stronger every year.

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Position Overview:

Global Health Corps is seeking creative, well-organized, hard-working interns to support the 2018-2019 fellowship program. Interns will work closely with the Program team to gain first-hand understanding of the day to day operations of a young entrepreneurial non-profit.

* Please note: Actual responsibilities and percentages may change based on the team's needs.

The interns will work closely with GHC staff to:

    • Support partner organization selections process
    • Plan and prepare for quarterly retreats for the 2018-2019 fellow class
    • Plan conference for GHC alumni
    • Assist with ongoing GHC alumni activities
    • Conduct research on various capacity building systems, tools, and resources
    • Plan events, identify venues, and manage logistics during events
    • Proofread and put together materials for workshops
    • Collect fellow materials and keep track of fellow requirements
    • Administrative duties including calendar management, email monitoring, etc.
    • Analyze survey data
    • 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 while maintaining the ability to think at a higher systems level
    • Be a critical and solutions-oriented thinker
    • Be very well-organized
    • Demonstrate strong written and interpersonal communication
    • Have demonstrated a strong work ethic and commitment to growth and development
    • Have demonstrated strong interest in social justice and/or public health issues
    • Be able to prioritize and remain focused in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment
    • Have demonstrated proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) 

Preferred skills:

    • Experience in administrative roles and settings
    • Demonstrated success in event/conference planning and coordination
    • Be proficient in organizing and managing information on secure file sharing and storage systems (i.e. Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.)
Interns will be given significant responsibilities and a fair amount of autonomy, so preference will be given to capable 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.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume.

Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying!