Category: Practicum/Internships

Practicum Opportunities at MSH

August 13th, 2014 in Practicum/Internships

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) welcomes students from the BU SPH’s Pharmaceuticals Program to conduct their practicum in our Center for Pharmaceutical Management (CPM). Internships at MSH/CPM are particularly relevant for students with interests in global pharmaceutical management. In the fall 2014 semester, MSH/CPM is offering fall practicum opportunities in the following focus areas:

This is a fall practicum opportunity with a flexible start date. All internships for MSH/CPM are unpaid and take place in our Washington, DC-area office in Arlington, Virginia.

To round out the internship experience, MSH encourages their interns to meet with MSH experts with other specialties (for example, malaria, maternal health, supply chain, etc.) and will facilitate these interactions for selected students. They can also facilitate visits at other public health institutions in the Washington, DC area, time and resources permitting. If you are interested in one of these projects with MSH/CPM, please contact Kiley Workman at kworkman@msh.org.

Come Hear About Internship and Research Opportunities at Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicine Program

July 28th, 2014 in Events, Practicum/Internships

Public Citizen Talk

Still in need of a Fall Practicum? Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicine Program is accepting applications!

July 16th, 2014 in Practicum/Internships

Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program is now accepting applications for fall 2014 internships at its Washington, D.C. – Dupont Circle office.


Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program works with partners worldwide to improve health outcomes and save lives, through use of pharmaceutical cost-lowering measures including generic competition. They support civil society groups and public agencies with analysis and technical assistance to help overcome patent-based and other drug monopolies. Their work challenges Big Pharma’s economic and political power. 

They are looking for well-organized interns to work closely with the Program Director on a number of coalition building, analysis and research projects to improve public policy and expand global access to medicines.

For details and/or to apply click here

Global Medical Affairs at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics

July 3rd, 2014 in Practicum/Internships

Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics is seeking 1-2 students for paid internships to work with their medical affairs group in support of their Group B streptococcal vaccine program and other vaccines.  They are looking to fill these positions immediately, with a mid July start date, so if you are interested in working in clinical development at a vaccine company you should apply for this immediately.  The internship is based in Cambridge MA.

If interested, please forward Chris Gill your revised cover letter and CV.

Late Summer or Fall practicum opportunity with LifeNet International!

May 5th, 2014 in Practicum/Internships

LifeNet International is looking for a high quality intern to help us with health outcome metrics. We would request an intern for three months minimum, preferably starting in the late summer or fall of 2014.

Project: Measurement for Health Impact

Location: Bujumbura, Burundi and field work in 43 clinic and hospital partners

Mission: Guided by the belief that every individual deserves an equal opportunity to lead a healthy and whole life, LifeNet improves the quality of health systems from the ground up.

LifeNet’s main activities: packages of services including continuing education for nurses, management capacity building, medicine supply and growth financing.

Problem LifeNet International is assessing: Our current challenge is to develop metrics that will demonstrate the impact of our clinic capacity building program on the health of patients. The Ministry of Health collects a lot of information that is currently not being used at disaggregated levels. LifeNet also collects a lot of data in our partner clinics and is moving towards coaching clinics to collect and use their own data for decision-making. We collect data on typical measures like patient volume and revenues, but even when we can show with confidence that our training and programs increase the quality of care delivered at clinics or increase their sustainability/revenues, we cannot use our data to prove that we are making patients healthier. We know that by implementing what we teach, nurses are resuscitating newborns when they previously did not know how and would watch them die, they are preventing infection, giving non-lethal doses, and many other things that are saving lives and improving the health of patients.

 

In the first year of operations (2012), we expected to see a 50% increase over the baseline scores, but in fact the first cohort showed an average increase of 100%, or doubled scores. The second cohort showed 50% improvement in the first quarter of participation.

 

Students would be contributing to this project in several ways: (1) a recommendation of (a) health outcome metric(s) LifeNet can use for operations and marketing that are cost-effective and practical for our team and our budget, and (2) an M&E implementation strategy/plan for its use at LifeNet.

If interested in applying to this internship, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Stefanie Weiland

Executive Director and Burundi Country Director

sweiland@LNinternational.org

Supply Chain Advisor with the Global Health Fellows Program-II

April 22nd, 2014 in Fellowships, Practicum/Internships

Global Health Fellows Program II

Technical Advisor II: Supply Chain Advisor

Supply Chain for Health Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development

Location: Washington, DC

Assignment: Two year fellowship

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The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

 

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

 

BACKGROUND:

USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the US Government (USG) response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Agency has funded over $6 billion in HIV/AIDS programs in nearly 100 countries worldwide since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986. The Agency is a key partner in the 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.

 

To effectively implement PEPFAR, USAID’s Supply Chain of Health (SCH) Division under the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) has established and is operating a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain to procure and distribute pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections. This supply chain is being provided under the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Project as an activity under PEPFAR.

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Supply Chain Advisor will serve as a public health advisor on a sustainable supply chain to procure and distribute pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections, and to advise on program priorities and budgets. S/he will play an important role in ensuring that the USG’s investment in the fight against HIV/AIDS is being used effectively and efficiently. 

 

The Supply Chain Advisor will receive day to day guidance from the SCH Division Chief.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary responsibilities of the Supply Chain Advisor include:

  • Serving as a subject matter expert in supply chain management issues in areas such as management storage and distribution, performance management, and healthcare waste management, and serving as point of contact for the Division in these technical areas.
  • Serving as a member of the Country Support team in SCH, which is responsible for backstopping countries and organizations on the full range of PEPFAR issues.
  • Providing technical guidance and management support to in-country USG teams (i.e., Haiti, Namibia, Rwanda, and Vietnam) and contributing to the development of new project management tools and processes to improve USG oversight of the SCMS project.
  • Supporting Contracting Officer’s Representatives to improve project and contract management for the SCMS contract and other supply chain procurements through refined tools, strategies, and processes.
  • Serving as an Activity Manager for specific projects and activities as assigned and providing technical direction, budget development and review, and project management.
  • Contributing guidance to internal technical and advisory groups (e.g., the Sustainability Technical Advisory Group).
  • Establishing and maintaining productive relationships with staff of relevant USAID operating units, implementing partners, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies involved with HIV/AIDS activities.

Training and Professional Development:

  • Keeping abreast of the latest development and literature in supply chain management.
  • Deepening knowledge of the procurement and distribution of pharmaceuticals and other commodities as it relates to HIV/AIDS activities within PEPFAR.
  • Participating in interagency working groups and professional meetings in Supply Chain Management.
  • Participate in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

 

Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on (a) organizational and programming need and/or (b) the Advisor’s own interests.

 

International travel approximately 25% each year.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, sociology or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in logistics, laboratory procurement, with preference in an HIV/AIDS context, with at least 2 years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Experience working with USAID, PEPFAR or other USG policies and procedures desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the technical issues that arise in health commodity procurement and issues related to PEPFAR specific procurement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across and between large organizations and cross-culturally with diverse teams.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with light supervision.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history.  The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

 

TO APPLY:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on April 25, 2014.

 

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Alkermes Summer Product Planning Internship!

March 27th, 2014 in Practicum/Internships

Learn more and apply here! We have a current Pharm student interning with them now.

MSH Internships Available for Summer 2014!

March 24th, 2014 in Practicum/Internships

The Center for Pharmaceutical Management at MSH has intern openings this summer for July and August.  A recent graduate interned with MSH and was hired afterwards!

This program and the work that theydo is particularly relevant to IH, MCH, and Health Policy concentrators.  Theyhave health clusters in TB, HIV/AIDS, Laboratory, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Malaria, and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, in addition to technical clusters in pharmaceutical services, pharmaceutical systems, and supply chain management.

The program  tries to match students up with a mentor based on their interests.  Here are some details:

-          MSH internships are unpaid.  Any students who want to intern here must be able to support themselves in the DC area (including housing, food, transportation – we do not offer stipends of any kind).

-          Students must be located on-site.  CPM does not offer remote internships.

-          They must be current students during their internship, and must receive credit (or meet practicum requirements) for their internship.

    Interested students should get in touch with Kiley Workman (kworkman@msh.org) or our recent alum who now works at MSH, Maura Soucy at (msoucy@msh.org) if you have any questions about her experience.

Malaria Commodities Intern with the Global Health Fellows Program

March 20th, 2014 in Practicum/Internships

Global Health Fellows Program II

Malaria Commodities Intern

Malaria Division, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

Location: Washington, DC

Anticipated timeframe: June 2014 – December 2014: Six Month Compensated Internship

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The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.   

BACKGROUND:

The Malaria Division under the Office of Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition (HIDN) in the Bureau for Global Health (GH) leads the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).  With the passage of the 2008 Lantos-Hyde Leadership for HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act and the launch of the Global Health Initiative in 2009, PMI was authorized up to $5 billion and extended until 2014. The goal of PMI is to work with partners to halve the burden of malaria (morbidity and mortality) in 70 percent of the at-risk populations of sub-Saharan Africa-or approximately 450 million people. PMI will achieve this goal by expanding coverage of four highly effective malaria prevention and treatment measures to the most vulnerable populations: pregnant women and children under five years of age. These interventions include insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying (IRS) with insecticides, intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women (IPTp), and prompt use of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) for those who have been diagnosed with malaria. Please visit http://fightingmalaria.gov/about/index.html to learn more about PMIS

INTRODUCTION:

The Malaria Commodities Intern will primarily assist the Malaria Commodities Team to provide support for a large, complex, multi-country supply chain contract (DELIVER Malaria Task Order) that procures non-IRS malaria commodities (ITNs, ACTs, SP, RDTs and other related pharmaceuticals) as well as provides technical assistance for strengthening supply chain systems. The Intern will also assist the Malaria Commodities Team by contributing to team operations such as conducting technical reviews of Malaria Operational Plans (MOPs). S/he will work closely with the Malaria Technical Advisor as his/her onsite manager.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Gaining understanding of malaria prevention and control programming needs, and approaches to improve coverage of malaria control interventions that, in turn, contribute to reducing all-cause mortality rates in children less than five years of age.
  • Developing an understanding of technical issues and best practices related to PMI programs, including the overall process of the FY2015 MOP.
  • Deepening skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.
  • Strengthening competencies in process management, qualitative and quantitative analysis, collaboration, planning and prioritization.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing support to the PMI Commodities Team on tasks such as responding to taskers, commodity questions, participating in meetings and collecting commodity data.
  • Assisting in the development and review of project related documents (e.g. annual country work plans and project deliverables).
  • Supporting the development and finalization of the FY15 country-specific MOPs, including consolidation of comments, editing drafts, taking minutes at technical meetings, etc.
  • Learning about the country-specific malaria control programs and participating in country team calls.
  • Attending management meetings with implementing partners, PMI technical team meetings, and program related events to better understand project management and technical concepts.

·        May travel internationally to gain an understanding of project implementation and provide commodities support functions, as needed.

Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming need and/or the Intern’s own interests.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently enrolled in master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in public health, international health, international development, social sciences, or a related field; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Experience working on malaria and/or other health programs in developing countries, ideally in Africa, preferable.
  • Demonstrated interest in international development and global health issues.
  • Ability to serve as a motivated self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • French or Portuguese language skills a plus.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

COMPENSATION:

$1,680 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).

TO APPLY:

Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at www.ghfp.net. All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm eastern time.

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Summer internship position in Global Outcomes & Epidemiology Research

January 29th, 2014 in Practicum/Internships

Summer Intern, Global Outcomes & Epidemiology Research (GOER)

Internship Summary

The Takeda Oncology Global Outcomes & Epidemiology Research (GOER) internship is a summer (10-12 weeks) program for students who are interested in strategy development and evidence generation in supporting value proposition of oncolog

Key Responsibilities:

During their time in the program, interns will partner with the Oncology GOER team to design and execute

-          Meta- analysis and systematic/targeted literature review

-          Prospective and retrospective observational studies

-          Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) instrument selection and validation

In addition, the intern, with consultation with the internship supervisor, will develop one health outcomes project and present the results to relevant personnel.

Basic Qualifications:

-       Must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited graduate program in health services research  or a related research discipline(MPH, MS, PharmD, or PhD)

-       Experience or course work in research design, epidemiology, biostatistics and other health outcomes related studies

-       Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external contacts; ability to work as an effective team member.

-       Self- motivated and with flexibility to handle a variety of tasks and shift priorities simultaneously

-       Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

-       Proficient in  MS Office applications, including:  MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel , MS PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

-       Proficient in statistical software packages:  SAS, STATA, R, others.

-       History of publication

zIIf you meet these qualifications and would like to apply to this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Esprit Ma at Esprit.ma@takeda.com