HIV and COVID-19 Adaptations Intern, Washington, United States 528 views


INTERN TITLE: HIV and COVID-19 Adaptations Intern HOST ORGANIZATION: Behavioral and Structural Interventions Branch, Prevention, Care and Treatment Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development LOCATION: Washington, DC POSITION LEVEL: Masters INT-P3-079

SALARY: $1,832 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position) ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAME: 6 Months


Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the University of California,San Francisco (UCSF), supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). STAR is a Global Health talent hub. Through fellowships, internships, and strategic partnerships, STAR supports building the capacity of diverse global health professionals and organizations at all levels to make inclusive, collaborative, and innovative contributions to global health. STAR participants collaborate in the development of systems and tools that strengthen and sustain the local and global health response.



The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the focus of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a $52 billion multifaceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world since 2003. Under the leadership of the US Department of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and in cooperation with other US Government (USG) partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS programs. In this endeavor, USAID works very closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Peace Corps. More information about PEPFAR maybe found at


The HIV and COVID-19 Adaptations Intern (Intern) will be assigned to the Prevention, Care and Treatment Division of OHA within the Bureau for Global Health. The Intern will support the OHA COVID-19 Cluster, which coordinates analyses of COVID-19 impacts on PEPFAR programming and of programmatic adaptations and innovations in the face of COVID-19. In addition to OHA’s primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within PEPFAR, OHA/PCT provides clinical technical assistance for the Agency’s COVID-19 response, with a particular focus on care of severely ill COVID patients in coordination with the USAID-coordinated donation of ventilators to many countries.

Reporting structure:

The Intern will work closely with the Behavioral and Structural Interventions Branch and across different branches of the Prevention, Care and Treatment Division. They will receive technical guidance from the COVID-19 Technical Advisor, who will serve as their Point of Contact.


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

Implementation of USAID HIV programs through the review of USAID COVID-19 programming, strategies and objectives.

Assisting with Global Health Bureau activities in pursuit of supporting severely ill COVID patients in coordination with the USAID-coordinated donation of ventilators.

Familiarity with developing work plans, establishing milestones and creating processes to track progress of USAID programs against these plans.

Essential Duties:

Support the development of products for the OHA COVID-19 Cluster, including but not limited to templates, briefers, reports, webinars, and presentations.

Develop and maintain OHA COVID-specific trackers and provide routine updates to the COVID-19 Cluster and ventilator team members as needed.

Support the OHA COVID-19 Cluster including agenda setting, note taking, follow up on identified action items, and contribute to Cluster deliverables as requested.

Support the USAID Global Health COVID-19 ventilators, oxygen, and COVID prevention teams with administrative and organizational duties as requested.

Assist in the planning and analysis of quarterly data reviews to assess COVID impact on PEPFAR programming, including use of PEPFAR programmatic data and custom COVID indicators as developed by USAID.

Support organization and execution of OHA-organized COVID-19 knowledge sharing webinars between USAID operating units, PEPFAR implementing partners, and the PEPFAR interagency.

Assist the COVID-19 Cluster with cross-OHA PEPFAR technical coordination as it relates to COVID-19.

Other tasks or responsibilities fitting Intern’s interests/goals.

Anticipated learning outcomes:

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



disease control

field support

global health

infectious diseases


knowledge sharing



oral communication



supply chain

supply chain management


Gain exposure to data and knowledge sharing and HIV and COVID-19 programming 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.



Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate or completion of such within the past 12 months, including nursing, physician assistant or medical degree candidates.

Knowledge of public health practices, infectious diseases, disease control, and epidemiologic methods.

Professional or academic experience with global health programming and implementation.

Ability to analyze data from different sources/databases utilizing multiple data analytic platforms.

Ability to create and present data visuals. Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Tableau preferred.

Strong interpersonal, facilitation and teambuilding skills, and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

Demonstrated innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.

Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills.

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):

Knowledge of United States government programming.

Knowledge of supply chain management and logistics


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. Position open until filled.

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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