HIV/AIDS Microbicide Research Intern
INTERN TITLE: HIV/AIDS Microbicide Research Intern
HOST ORGANIZATION: Research Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
LOCATION: Washington, DC
POSITION LEVEL: Masters Level
SALARY: $1,832 biweekly (exempt salaried position)
ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAME: 6 Months
STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
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).
The Office of HIV/AIDS 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. In cooperation with the US Department: of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), 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 may be found at http://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health/hiv-and-aids.
The HIV/AIDS Microbicide Research (Intern) will be assigned to the Microbicide Branch in the Research Division within the Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS. They will have the opportunity to learn about USAID’s work from leading technical experts and develop a strong understanding of HIV/AIDS microbicide research by gaining knowledge in new biomedical tools for HIV prevention.
The Intern will work closely with Microbicide Branch in the Research Division and receive technical guidance from the Division Chief, who will serve as their onsite manager.
By the end of the internship, the Intern will have gained experience and exposure to:
Anticipated learning outcomes:
Additional skills (preferred):
SALARY AND BENEFITS
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.
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