HIV Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Intern, Washington 179 views


INTERN TITLE: HIV Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Intern HOST ORGANIZATION: Biomedical Prevention Branch, Prevention, Care and Treatment, Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development LOCATION: Washington, DC/Virtual due to COVID-19 POSITION LEVEL: Masters Level INT-P3-082SALARY: $1,869 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 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to be at the forefront of the U.S. Government (USG) response in the fight against HIV/AIDS. 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, Biomedical Prevention Branch.


In support of these efforts and the PEPFAR goal to end the HIV epidemic, the Biomedical Prevention Branch seeks an Intern (Intern) who will support USAID’s development and implementation of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention.

Reporting structure:

The HIV Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Intern will work closely with members

of the Biomedical Prevention Branch and receive technical guidance and mentorship from a

Senior VMMC Technical Advisor. The Branch Chief will serve as their onsite manager.


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

Planning and implementation of program quality assessments and continuous quality improvement work for VMMC and other biomedical prevention programs with the Senior Technical Advisor.

Production of at least one technical report with the Senior VMMC Technical Advisor.

Presentation of data analyses to different audiences including Implementing Partners working on VMMC, USAID Mission Staff, and USAID headquarters staff.

Essential Duties:

Support the monitoring and analysis of performance data and safety/Adverse Event data from USAID implementing partners and programs working on VMMC.

Assist in planning for VMMC program sustainability and local partner ownership.

Support with coordination of safety and quality assurance activities for VMMC and other biomedical prevention services.

Preparing literature reviews and other analytical work as requested.

Compile and adapt tools for the field, such as various demand creation or site optimization tools developed by countries that can be shared more widely or adapted for other settings.

Facilitate knowledge translation and provide support to ensure programs are taking up evidence-based best practices.

Provide specific country support based on experience and interest.




global health

hiv prevention


male circumcision

oral communication



Participate in USAID’s external quality assurance (EQA) of VMMC services.

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:

Gain exposure to HIV/AIDS programming and voluntary medical male circumcision 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.

Experience either studying or implementing HIV programs with a strong interest in learning about VMMC and biomedical prevention.

Ability to analyze data from different sources/databases.

Ability to create data visuals.

Demonstrated innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills.

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

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.


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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