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Adolescent & Young Adult HIV Treatment Intern

Posting Number: #267-21

Position Title: Adolescent & Young Adult HIV Treatment Intern

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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SUSTAINING TECHNICAL AND ANALYTIC RESOURCES

INTERN TITLE: Adolescent & Young Adult HIV Treatment Intern

HOST ORGANIZATION: Prevention, Care and Treatment Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development

LOCATION: Washington, DC/Virtual due to COVID-19

This position is based in Washington DC, however, due to the pandemic, the work mode is currently virtual. Please note that PHI is authorized to do business in many, but not all, states. If you are not located in or able to work from a state where PHI is registered, you will not be eligible for employment. Please speak with your recruiter to learn more about where PHI is registered.

POSITION LEVEL: Masters Intern

INT-P4-113

SALARY: $1,915.38 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position)*FLSA

ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAME: 6 Months (full-time)

*Estimated Start: Winter 2022

STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a USAID-supported Global Health talent hub, offering paid fellowships and internships at all career levels. STAR provides participants with immersive experiences at global health organizations and institutions to build capacity and contribute technical expertise to address high-impact needs. STAR Fellows and Interns participate in learning activities to enhance knowledge and skills growth, expand professional networks and support career development. STAR is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI), implemented in partnership with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the Aspen Management Partnership for Health (AMP Health).

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
Background:

USAID provides global technical leadership on HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment and monitors the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS programs. USAID is a key partner in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and works closely with other USG agencies on this initiative. This position sits within the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS, in the Prevention, Care and Treatment Division, Pediatric Maternal and Adult Clinical Branches. More about PEPFAR may be found at https://www.usaid.gov/global-health.

Introduction:

The Intern (Intern) will be assigned to the Prevention, Care and Treatment Division of the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) within the Bureau for Global Health. OHA is primarily responsible for leading the Agency’s efforts within the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a multibillion, multifaceted approach to combating the disease around the world.

Reporting structure:

The Intern will work closely with the Prevention, Care and Treatment (PCT) Division and the Pediatric Maternal Clinical Branch (PMB) and Adult Clinical Branch (ACB) and receive technical guidance from the Leads of the Adolescent and Young Adult Technical Units within the Division of Prevention Care and Treatment, who will serve as their onsite managers.

OUTCOMES

By the end of the internship, the Intern will have gained experience and exposure to:

  • PEPFAR strategies to identify, enroll, and retain individuals in HIV treatment programs, with a focus on adolescents and young adults.
  • Implementation of PEPFAR programs through the review of quarterly data and improvement of country-level workplans.
  • Coordinating HQ-based team activities in pursuit of supporting PEPFAR program implementation.
  • Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR programming.

Essential Duties:

  • Support the OHA Adolescent and Young Adult Technical Units to develop strategies to identify, enroll, and retain individuals on HIV treatment, with a focus on adolescents and young adults, in order to successfully achieve viral load suppression.
  • Contribute to the coordination of HQ-based Technical Unit activities, including quarterly reviews and technical inputs into program operational guidance and partner workplans.
  • Assist with implementation of USAID’s HIV programs through the review of quarterly data.
  • Tracking needed corrective actions across country programs related to adolescents and young adults.
  • Support country specific quarterly PEPFAR data review for the Adolescent and Young Adult Technical Units.

Anticipated learning outcomes:

All STAR Interns will participate in learning activities (*approximately 10% time) during their internship. By the end of the internship, the Intern will be able to:

  • Gain exposure to USAID and PEPFAR programming and Adolescent and Young Adult HIV Treatment through global health programming.
  • Apply effective communication skills across a broad network of peers and advisors within global health to support learning and professional development.
  • Develop a global health focused career plan with a mentor.

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Required:

  • Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate or completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and analysis, with strong writing skills.
  • Ability to manipulate data and data imagery charts using Excel and web-based applications.
  • This position may require travel. Ability to participate in a field experience, which may involve domestic and/or international travel and overnight stays for up to 2 weeks pending lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • US Citizenship or US permanent residency required.

Additional skills (preferred):

  • Fluency in French, Portuguese, or an African language preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including learning programs.

TO APPLY

All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at recruitment.ghstar.org, which allows you to create a profile and upload a CV/resume and cover letter.

 

Public Health Institute is proud to be an EEO/AA employer.

 

*FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS

This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.

 

EEO Statement

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ADA Statement:

The Public Health Institute is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruitment Team at least 48 hours in advance at Recruitment@phi.org.

 

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