Program and Operations Intern

Kampala, Uganda /
Internships /
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Position Type: Full Time
Timeline: October 2020 – March 2021
Monthly Stipend: 250 USD

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

The intern will utilize the 6 months with us to 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 both our program and operations team, the intern will have the opportunity to collaborate with global program and operations staff in all GHC country offices and participate in regular team and staff meetings. 

The intern will be highly detail-oriented, creative problem-solver who will work closely with members of the Uganda Country Team to assist with a range of projects involved in supporting GHC's fellowship program. The different areas that comprise GHC’s 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.


Fellow Recruitment and Selection:

    • Assist with fellow recruitment campaigns and contribute to strategy development
    • 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 training 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 the progress of the fellow admissions process

Program logistical support:

    •  Coordinate travel and calendar scheduling for site visits and fellow check-in calls
    • Research and book venues for retreat events, partner meetings, and other program-related events as needed
    • Support logistical coordination of fellow workshops and retreats

Office Financial Support

    • Completing and Submitting the weekly cash withdrawal and payments to the Senior Country Manager
    • Completing monthly financial expense reports
    • Ensuring expenses have all the necessary supporting documentation
    • Organizing and scanning monthly expense receipts and keeping them in appropriate folders
    • Completing Monthly Funds Requests
    • Assist with other aspects of the Operations team, as necessary, like financial record-keeping and general administrative support

Community engagement and Communications:

    • Assist with Alumni programming including online course coordination as well as supporting other professional development and community activities for alumni
    • Supporting efforts on design and branding, key messages, photography of country-level activities and fellow and alumni writing on GHC’s online publication AMPLIFY
    • Tracking of fellow and alumni stories (documentation) 


    • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills A demonstrated strong work ethic
    • Exceptional critical thinking skills with a knack for sustaining and/or improving systems
    • Familiarity 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!