Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The SBC intern will support projects, initiatives, and business development efforts within the Global Health, Population, and Nutrition (GHPN) Business Unit. Specifically, the intern will support the Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Division and the multiple projects that it manages. Working closely with technical leads, the intern will have the opportunity to learn how to conduct systematic research and literature reviews in support of programmatic activities; participate in providing administrative and logistical support for activities in order to learn about organizational and funder priorities, regulations, and policies; support in gathering and organizing data to inform the development of programmatic deliverables and knowledge products, such as reports, informational documents, and briefs; and contribute to intelligence gathering in support of business development efforts. Assignments will serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to global health work within an NGO, in alignment with the intern’s academic and career goals. FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research.
Anticipated projects and learning opportunities are as follows:
Tanzania and Malawi Literature Reviews
To build skills in systematic research and literature reviews and familiarity with current evidence in the global health field, the SBC Intern will be asked to keep the headquarters and country office teams up to date on the latest research covering the various project health mandates such as HIV, family planning, MNCH, malaria, WASH, and research related to behavior change theory and approaches. This technical assistance is critical to the success of any project and the SBC Intern will, under the guidance of technical leads, have the opportunity to learn how to research a topic, document findings, and use evidence to provide high level input to project activities.
SBC Project Support
The SBC Intern will gain exposure to SBC approaches and health technical areas through support to a variety of projects managed and supported by the SBC Division, including Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, and Jordan bilaterals, as well as others based on need. The SBC Intern will work closely with technical backstops to learn about the processes involved in developing, implementing and monitoring SBC strategies, and will contribute to these activities, as appropriate.
SBC Corporate Communications, Knowledge Management and Thought Leadership
The SBC Intern will have the ability to gain skills in corporate communications and knowledge management. These activities contribute to the SBC Team’s reputation as a thought leader in the field and our ability to document and share project results. With the continued shift of events and conferences to virtual platforms, the SBC Intern will have the opportunity to learn about effective ways to present and share learnings virtually and in new and innovative ways. The SBC Intern will also help to update the SBC website, support logistical preparations for events and presentations, and contribute innovative ideas around design and presentation of project results.
Business Development Support
A key component to working in the development sector is understanding the large role that business development plays. An organization must be able to win projects to be able to effect change and contribute to global development goals. To ensure that the SBC Intern has a clear perspective of all of the components of Business Development, he/she will be asked to assist in gathering information for cape statements, conducting competitor analyses, and performing other ad hoc tasks needed to create a strong proposal in response to a USAID solicitation.
Note: Responsibilities may be adjusted depending on student interest, experience and project needs.
Education: At minimum, enrolled in a bachelor’s program with a health or development focus
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This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.