Maternal Newborn Child Health Practicum available at MSH. Deadline to apply is August 31!

in Practicums/Internships
August 19th, 2014

Agency: Center for Health Services (CHS)/Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Internship Location: Arlington, VA
Hours: 15-20 hours/week
Semester: Fall (September 8-December 19)
Vacancies: 1
Deadline to apply: August 31, 2014

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

The purpose of this internship is to provide support to the maternal newborn and child health (MNCH) unit within Management Science for Health’s Center for Health Services (CHS). This internship will be focused on state of the art, innovative interventions, and respectful care in MNCH and nutrition.

Practicum Objectives:
• Conduct research on MNCH and nutrition technical issues to include a definition of the condition, biomedical/socio-demographic/economic risk factors, prevalence data, diagnosis, care, treatment, current interventions at the community level.
• Disseminate technical information to staff, share research findings, develop and disseminate documents, prepare slides for presentation, etc
• Assist the MNCH unit

Practicum Outputs:
• Literature review of four or more MNCH technical topics
• Technical briefs
• Slides about four or more MNCH topics

Required Skills:
• Interns must be either a current student receiving credit for the internship or fulfilling a requirement to complete an internship
• Knowledge of MNCH and other public health issues
• Self-starter who is able to work independently
• Well organized, multi-tasker
• Excellent inter-personal skills
• Exceptional writing and verbal communications skills
• Computer skills essential: proficiency in MS applications

To apply submit CV, cover letter, availability and writing sample to Lem-Marie Chizungu.