Maternal and Infant HIV Treatment Intern

Posting Number: #268-21

Position Title: Maternal and Infant HIV Treatment Intern

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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INTERN TITLE: Maternal and Infant HIV Treatment Intern

HOST ORGANIZATION: Pediatric Maternal Clinical Branch, Prevention, Care and Treatment Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau of Global Health, 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


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

ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAME: 6 Months (full-time)

*Estimated Start: 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).


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, Adult Clinical Branch. More about PEPFAR may be found at


The Pediatric and Maternal Branch (PMB) Maternal and Infant Health Cluster (MIhC) 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 has primary responsibility 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 Senior Technical Advisors in the Prevention, Care and Treatment (PCT) Division and Pediatric Maternal Clinical Branch (PMB) and receive technical guidance from the Co-Leads of the Maternal and Infant Technical Cluster (MIhC) within the Division of Prevention Care and Treatment, who will serve as their onsite manager(s), with support from the PMB Branch Chief as needed.


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 pregnant and breastfeeding women, HIV-exposed infants, and mother- infant pairs in PMTCT programs.
  • 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 MIhC Co-leads in management of technical activities in the Cluster.
  • Assist with the development and roll out of designated PEPFAR-supported interagency projects focused on PMTCT programs, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and HIV- exposed infants.
  • Assist with the preparation of analytical work related to PMTCT and comprehensive care for HIV-exposed infants.
  • Support country specific quarterly PEPFAR data reviews.
  • Participate in HQ-based technical assistance to country teams, including logistics coordination, research and data analysis as needed to support the project.
  • Other technical and administrative tasks or responsibilities fitting MIhC needs and Intern’s interests/goals.

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:

  • Enhanced technical expertise in HIV/AIDS programming (specifically with PMTCT and care for HIV-exposed infants).
  • Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR programming.
  • Improved skills in the analysis, interpretation, and application of data.


  • 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 1-2 weeks (pending lifting of COVID-19 restrictions).
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

Additional skills (preferred):

  • Fluency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS preferred.


  • 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.


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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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