Friday, July 1, 2016

Fall Malaria & Child Survival Department Internship with PSI

We’re Population Services International (PSI). We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds  - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!
PSI seeks an intern to support the Malaria & Child Survival Department. This internship provides an opportunity to work with department staff to provide administrative support and global knowledge management for PSI’s diarrheal disease, malaria, pneumonia, nutrition and neonatal programs. The intern will support various administrative, management and technical functions.

PSI offers flexible working hours and a dynamic, creative, and progressive work environment. This internship requires 40 hours per week and is a paid position, based in Washington, DC. The internship will begin early August 2016 and go through February 2017 with a potential option to renew based on performance.

Your contribution
The Malaria & Child Survival Intern will have a variety of duties for different projects related to PSI’s activities. Duties will include but are not limited to:
  • Fulfilling administrative functions, including invoicing and expense reconciling;
  • Supporting administrative preparation for key Malaria & Child Survival presentations, conferences, meetings and retreats;
  • Plan a variety of events, including departmental meetings and retreats;
  • Maintaining and updating various administrative records, including an internal system of knowledge management and conducting routine website content updates;
  • Assisting with domestic and international travel arrangements including expense report preparation, hotel reservations, visa applications, drafting necessary invitation letters and arranging meeting schedules for international staff visiting DC;
  • Assisting in creation and updating of communications materials, including one pagers and presentations;
  • Conducting research and synthesizing reports on various malnutrition, malaria, diarrheal disease and pneumonia programs, findings and data;
  • Responding to internal/external requests for information and assisting with website updates as necessary;
What are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will possess strong computer, analytical and organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks; ability to follow assignments through to completion; and strong commitment to deadlines. Additionally, an ideal candidate will have:
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative skills, including ability to synthesize large amounts of information into succinct documents;
  • Experience with data management, indexing and spreadsheets;
  • Experience with financial and program management;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to balance ongoing, long-term, and urgent tasks;
  • Ability to work independently with remote supervision at times;
  • Interest in health and/or international development preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree or pursuing a graduate degree.
APPLY ONLINE at with your resume and cover letter.