Program and Operations Intern (Fall 2020)

New York, NY /
Internships /
Location: New York, NY
Position Type: Full Time
Timeline: October 2020 – December 2020
Compensation: Monthly Stipend

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 over 1000 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 the GHC Operations team to assist with a range of projects involved in supporting GHC's fellowship program. The intern will gain exposure to and training in the different areas that comprise GHC’s global operations: recruitment and selection of fellows and placement organizations; the health, safety, and security of our fellows and staff; GHC’s finances; and, compliance with employment, tax, and other laws in our countries of operation. By owning and/or supporting processes, the intern will learn how to take skills they 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 a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in operations and logistics roles, both in the non-profit sector and beyond. Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to participate in regular team and staff meetings.



    • Support the research and implementation of new technologies, systems and communication strategies 
    • Conduct bi-weekly news scans of our placement countries for items that impact fellow health, safety, and security
    • Assist in the research of employment and tax laws and other compliance matters in each of our placement countries
    • Conduct ad-hoc financial/HR projects and operational research

Fellow Recruitment and Selection

    • Provide support on global recruitment efforts for the 2021-2022 fellowship class, including research, direct outreach, and data tracking/analysis
    • Copy edit role descriptions and post fellow on the GHC website
    • Manage external email accounts and communicate directly with potential applicants
    • Support in-depth user testing for our fellowship application database

General Administrative Support

    • Edit and compile materials for fellows midyear retreat
    • Anticipate and assist with the ordering of goods and services for the NYC office
    • Participate in other projects and tasks as needed


    • Undergraduate degree or current enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
    • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Research skills, including ability to find relevant information and summarize it clearly and succinctly
    • Exceptional critical thinking skills with a knack for sustaining and/or improving systems
    • Flexibility and enthusiasm for problem solving-willing to do the tedious work to ensure project success
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
    • A track record of taking initiative and going above and beyond expectations
    • Flexibility and enthusiasm for taking on a variety of projects as they arise
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Interest in non-profit management, social justice, and/or 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!