Period of Performance: Fall Semester (3 months minimum)
Duration: 15-25 hours per week (1 full time intern or 2 part-time interns)
Location: MSH office, Arlington, VA (near Ballston metro)
Compensation: Unpaid internship
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international public health organization dedicated to saving lives and improving the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. MSH has offices in 35 countries and experience in 140 countries. Please visit the following link to read more about our organization: http://www.msh.org/.
SDC's Policy and Advocacy's team furthers the organization's mission to save lives and improve the health of the world's poorest by raising global health priorities before global and U.S. decision makers, and by advocating for increased health resource commitments. Leveraging MSH's evidence-based, field-driven expertise, our team supports issues, legislation, and appropriations that enable our partners in developing countries to create stronger management systems and improve access to services.
- Assist the Policy and Advocacy Team in preparing for meetings with Members of Congress and their staff, Administration staff, and other NGO partners.
- Attend hearings, conferences, briefings, meetings, and events; write-up report on event.
- Conduct desk research on international development and global health issues.
- Assist with organizing internal and external events, such as Congressional staff briefings.
- Coordinate and assist in the organization of SDC's Brown Bag presentation logistics (e.g. identifying presentation subject, venue, and internal promotion to MSH employees).
- Assist with administrative tasks, when necessary.
- Research, copyedit, and distribute briefing papers on MSH core advocacy technical areas.
- Write three (3) blogs related to global health issues.
- One presentation on advocacy topic.
- Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
- Third and fourth year undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Public Health, Public Policy, International Relations, International Development, Political Science, or related subject matters are preferred.
- Commitment of 15-25 hours per week, minimum (full-time hours preferred).
- A basic understanding of and an interest in Global Health policy and/or issues.
- Possess strong organizational, research, writing, and communication skills.
- Able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Detail oriented.
- Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work proactively and independently, as well as within part of a team.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.