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HIV Prevention Care and Treatment Intern

INTERN TITLE: HIV Prevention Care and Treatment Intern
HOST ORGANIZATION: Adult Clinical Branch, Prevention, Care and Treatment Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau of Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
LOCATION: Arlington, VA  
SALARY: $1,826 bi-weekly
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health (GH) Bureau. Its purpose is twofold: (1) Through individual fellowships, STAR will help strengthen the capacity of diverse American and low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) health professionals at all levels to make innovative contributions to global health (GH); and (2) STAR will create ground-breaking opportunities for both US and LMIC GH academic institutions and other groups, including professional associations, to create systems for open-access knowledge sharing, resulting in effective partnerships. STAR’s individual and institutional participants are contributing to the development of self-sustaining systems and tools that will produce global citizens with the full spectrum of relevant health competencies. STAR is managed by the Public Health Institute and implemented in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).
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 Adult Clinical Branch 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 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 Prevention, Care and Treatment (PCT) Advisor and OHA PCT Team and receive technical guidance from the Chief of the Pediatric and Maternal Clinical Branch within the Division of Prevention Care and Treatment, who will serve as his/her onsite manager.
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.
  • 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 development and roll out of designated PEPFAR-supported interagency projects focused on HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Support the preparation of analytical work related to HIV clinical services.
  • Support country-specific quarterly PEPFAR data review.
  • Participate in HQ-based technical assistance to field teams, including logistics coordination, research and data analysis as needed to support the project.
  • Other technical and administrative tasks or responsibilities fitting team needs and Intern's interests/goals.
Anticipated learning outcomes:
  • Identify and describe the core attributes of the STAR global health competencies; defined as development practice, cross cultural awareness, communication, capacity strengthening, ethics of public health, health equity, gender equality and global burden of disease.
  • Gain exposure to HIV/Aids Programming and data analysis and application 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.
  • 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.
  • 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):
  • Fluency in French, Portuguese, or an African language 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. All online applications must be submitted by August 19, 2019 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.
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