Global Health Localization Intern

Posting Number: #076-22

Position Title: Global Health Localization Intern

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC/Virtual

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INTERN TITLE: Global Health Localization Intern

HOST ORGANIZATION: New Partnership Initiative (NPI) Unit Team, Office of Country Support, Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development

LOCATION: Washington, DC/Virtual

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.



SALARY: $1,915.39 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position) *FLSA

ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAME: 6 Months (full-time)

*Estimated start date: Late Fall / Winter 2022



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).



The Bureau for Global Health’s (GH) Office of Country Support (OCS) serves as a nexus to support USAID/Washington’s coordination activities that enable USAID mission health teams to implement high quality health programming across global health disciplines. OCS manages the Global Health Country Team System to ensure strong, strategic support to the field; connects and channels communications with mission health teams; provides backstopping support to operationalize the USAID program cycle; and manages important priorities on behalf of the Global Health Bureau, including the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) and Localization Agenda. As a catalytic office working across Global Health, and regional and pillar bureaus, OCS provides a critical link to ensure strong support and implementation of health programming. As part of the NPI, OCS manages four NPI projects supporting activities across 12+ countries, with the possible addition of more countries in the future. GH’s current NPI projects have a life of project total estimated amount of $150+ million. The NPI portfolio contributes to broader Global Health Bureau and Agency priorities to support Local Capacity Development (LCD). OCS also supports cross-cutting efforts and knowledge management in localization through a webinar series, various engagements with the field, and cross-cutting support.


This assignment provides an opportunity for an intern to lend their knowledge and contribute their assistance to the GH Bureau to inform the New Partnership Initiative (NPI) Project Management Team through the Local Capacity Development (LCD) portfolio in the Office of Country Support. The intern could help to support identifying resources, capturing best practices, supporting field teams for localization of global health programs. The intern will be engaged in high level policy and programmatic discussions and will have an opportunity to shape localization efforts for the Agency and Global Health Bureau working closely with the GH Locally Led Development Working Group.

Reporting structure:

The Intern will work closely on a day-to-day basis with NPI Team Lead, NPI Program Advisors, and other staff in the GH bureau/ OCS and receive guidance from the Regional Coordination Team Lead who will serve as their Point of Contact.


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

  • Assist in capturing USAID’s programming efforts and best practices with local partners to improve health outcomes.
  • Data analytics and visualization skills improved.
  • Strategic thinking and programmatic skills improved.
  • Knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) focused on localization improved.

Essential Duties:

  • Support strategic planning efforts and discussions to inform Agency and GH approaches to inform policy and planning for USAID’s Localization Agenda.
  • Contribute to Agency efforts on knowledge management and resource development for the Agency’s localization intranet and curate resources.
  • Assist in capturing field localization examples and best practices to disseminate more broadly and contribute to the knowledge base.
  • Assist in pulling together resources and training materials for GH Country Teams.
  • Assist with reviewing Mission Health Implementation Plans and collecting data/ analyzing efforts across countries and regions to inform programming.
  • Assist with data review and analysis for PPR Indicators focused on Capacity Strengthening (i.e., FY22 CBLD-9 indicator and sub-award analyses and visual development).
  • Support the GH Locally Led Development Working Group to move forward efforts on MEL and data analysis working closely with other offices in the Bureau.

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:

  • Increase knowledge and skills in strategy development that supports global health localization projects through Country Support program implementation.
  • Apply effective communication skills across a broad network of peers and advisors within global health to support learning and professional development.
  • Deepen understanding of USAID global health programming, policies and organizational culture.



  • Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate or completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Academic, professional, or personal/extracurricular experience working with local partners (private sector, civil society, faith based, non-profit, government etc.).
  • Understanding of global health systems and issues.
  • Demonstrated interest in working in public health, health care, international development, etc. through previous professional or volunteer experience, academic work, or personal projects.
  • Background and/or interest in local systems, capacity building, and/or technical assistance strengthening.
  • Experience with data analytics and visualization platforms (tableau etc.).
  • 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.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

Additional skills (preferred):

  • Foreign language skills.
  • Field experience working with local partners in the health/development sector.
  • Understanding of international development issues and USAID’s programs and policies.
  • Experience or interest in Knowledge Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Continuous Learning.



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



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



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.



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.


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