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HIV Testing Services Intern Public Health Institute Washington, DC 20045

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Job: HIV Testing Services Intern
$3,652 a month
Company: Public Health Institute
Location: Washington, DC 20045

Job Description

HIV Testing Services Intern


Posting Number: #122-20

Position Title: HIV Testing Services Intern

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC
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INTERN TITLE: HIV Testing Services Intern
HOST ORGANIZATION: Behavioral and Structural Interventions Branch, Prevention, Care and Treatment Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau of Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
LOCATION: Washington, DC
POSITION LEVEL: Masters level

SALARY: $1,826 biweekly (exempt, salaried position)
ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAME: 6 months, full-time


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 remains at the forefront of the US Government response in providing health assistance to over 100 countries worldwide. The Agency is a key partner in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease. The Prevention, Care, and Treatment Division (GH/OHA/PCT) provides medical, technical, and programmatic expertise to support PEPFAR priorities and improve health outcomes. The Division delivers clinical and program expertise for quality HIV programming; designs and manages HIV service delivery activities; analyzes key programmatic data for effective service implementation; advances the medical and scientific knowledge base; and creates and sustains strategic partnerships.

The HIV Testing Services Intern will be placed in the Behavioral and Structural Interventions Branch, Prevention, Care, and Treatment Division, Office of HIV/AIDS within the Bureau for Global Health. The branch applies technical expertise and social science research findings to support the design and implementation of strategies to reduce risk and vulnerability and to maximize uptake of, retention in, and adherence to key HIV interventions. The intern will support USAID’s further development and implementation of HIV testing services, primarily in providing research assistance. He/she may also carry out other Global Health Bureau-wide duties and collaborative research with other analysts in the Bureau.

Reporting structure:
The Intern will work closely with the Senior HIV Testing Services (HTS) Advisor and OHA HTS Team and receive technical guidance from the Senior HTS Advisor, who will serve as his/her onsite manager.


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

Assist in the development and rollout of various PEPAR-supported interagency projects and processes focused on HIV testing services and critical issues along the cascade of HIV treatment including linkage to HIV treatment from diagnosis and ‘Test & Start’ programming.
Preparation of literature reviews and other analytical work as requested.
Participation in dialogues with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other multilateral partners involved in HIV testing and counseling work.
Attendance at program-related events within and outside USAID as requested.
Assist in in-country technical assistance visits as needed.
Essential Duties:

Analyze and present HTS data for USAID and PEPFAR programming to inform technical decision making and prioritization.
Perform literature reviews to compile and communicate best practices and fill key knowledge gaps for USAID and PEPFAR programming and policy.
Compile and adapt tools (for instance related to HIV self-testing, index testing, HTS in the context of COVID, etc) for the field.
Support the work and assessment of PEPFAR HIV Testing Service implementation; translate knowledge for programs that are implementing evidence-based HTS best practices.
Participate in providing country support, with countries to be assigned based on experience and interest.
Support USAID Office of HIV/AIDS HTS priority activities including; assisting in convening implementing partner meetings, engagement in interagency technical work, support of online platform development, and technical assistance as needed.
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:

Identify and describe the core attributes of the STAR global health competencies; defined as a development practice, cross-cultural awareness, communication, capacity strengthening, ethics of public health, health equity, gender equality, and the global burden of disease.
Gain exposure to 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.
Experience with HIV or global health programs.
Ability to analyze data from different sources/databases utilizing multiple data analytic platforms (e.g. Tableau, Excel, GoogleForms).
Experience with data visualization and an ability to present data visuals.
Strong interpersonal, facilitation, and team-building skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.
Demonstrated innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
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.
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 recruitment.ghstar.org, which allows you to create a profile and upload a CV/resume and cover letter. All online applications will be reviewed until the position is 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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We’re so pleased the Public Health Institute is an organization you would like to work with. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruitment team at Recruitment@phi.org.

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