Operations Intern (Winter/Spring 2019)

New York, NY
Location:                   New York, NY
Schedule:                  Full Time, 9:30am-6:30pm
Monthly Stipend: $1560/month
Timeline:                    January –May 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. 

For more information, visit our website or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Internship:

We seek a highly detail-oriented, creative problem-solver who will work closely with members of the Central Operations Team to assist with a range of projects involved in supporting GHC's fellowship program. The different areas that comprise GHC’s global operations include: fellowship admissions; the health, safety, and security of our fellows and staff; GHC’s organizational structure and finances; and, compliance with employment, tax, and other laws in our countries of operation. Primarily by focusing on the Fellowship Admissions process, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school or previous roles and apply them in an entrepreneurial, non-profit setting. The intern will gain a better understanding of the role that operations plays in non-profit management and be better prepared to work in project and systems management, both in the non-profit sector and beyond. In addition to working across our central operations team, the intern will have the opportunity to collaborate with global operations staff in all GHC country offices and participate in regular team and staff meetings.

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

80% Fellowship Admissions, 20% Global Operations

    • Manage external email accounts and communicate directly with applicants and fellows throughout the application process
    • Assist with management of the online application system and work within our application database
    • Contribute to the development of trainings and materials for application reviewers
    • Participate in the application review process
    • Analyze data about applicants, such as, percentage of applicants that advance at each stage, percentage of applicants from various backgrounds, and make strategic recommendations based on these indicators
    • Analyze survey results and collect both quantitative and qualitative data from application reviewers
    • Test and implement new technologies, systems and communication strategies into the existing Admission process structure
    • Create and maintain tracking documents and reports to gauge progress of the fellow admissions process
    • Support team in managing 250+ community volunteers and 65 partner organizations during their application review and evaluation processes
    • Assist with other aspects of the Operations team, as necessary, like financial record-keeping and general administrative support


    • An undergraduate degree or in pursuit of an undergraduate degree
    • Work authorization in the United States
    • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
    • A demonstrated strong work ethic with respect for coworkers
    • Exceptional critical thinking skills with a knack for sustaining and/or improving systems
    • Proficiency with Microsoft office, particularly Excel
    • A track record of taking initiative
    • An innovative mindset—able to design systems and think outside the box
    • Flexibility and enthusiasm for taking on a variety of projects as they arise
    • Passion for non-profit management, social justice, and global health
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!