Global Health Fellows Program II
Supply Chain for Health Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
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.
In cooperation with the US Department of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, 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 (CDC), Department of Defense and Peace Corps. More information about the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) may be found at http://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health.
USAID procures and distributes over $1B in health pharmaceuticals and supplies every year and invests over $200M annually to strengthen supply chains in developing countries. Pharmacists offer a unique perspective to solving problems in the global health arena that pertain to medication access, treatment, supply chain, and regulatory affairs. As USAID has robust programs addressing multiple diseases and conditions in over 80 countries, this Agency is uniquely positioned to expose future global health pharmacists to a rich experience in terms of global implementation of health interventions and science, operations, and policy drafting.
The Supply Chain for Health (SCH) Division within the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) in the Bureau for Global Health is seeking a Pharmacy Intern to assist the Technical Branch. Several pharmacist activities include (1) supporting two countries with the introduction of new pediatric ARV formulations; (2) assisting in revising/updating an essential medicines strategy; (3) creating a tool to monitor stock status and coordinating order placement in multi-donor funded countries. The Intern will work closely with the Pharmaceutical Advisor as his/her onsite manager.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
$2,068 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).
Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at www.ghfp.net. All applications must be submitted by February 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm eastern time.
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Since 2014, faculty and MPH students have regularly visited the University of Western Cape (UWC) for varying periods. The most frequent visitor has been Prof Richard Laing who works with Dr Hazel Bradley on Pharmaceutical Public Health issues. Two MPH students, Chris Noble in 2015 and Selam Hailu in 2016 did their practicums in the summer at UWC. The Dean, Sandro Gallea and Prof Don Thea visited in late 2015 and Prof Andrew Stokes and Prof David Rosenbloom will be visiting in February 2017.
During a three month period from May to August the BU MPH student would participate in a range of activities including some or all of the following:
- Participate and assist in the two short pharmaceutical public health related courses which occur during the 2017 Winter School. These would be on Promoting Rational Medicine Use (3-7 July) and Supply Chain Management (10 to 14 July).
- This would include matching the hard copy course materials with the soft copy version of the course materials.
- Facilitate group works in Medicines Supply Chain Management and Rational Medicines Use winter classes.
- Provide input for the Medicines Supply Management Course, e.g doing simulations in class to help students who have no experience in the work of medicines supply chain to get a feel of the work on the ground.
- Manage the evaluation process for the courses
- Develop a course report for each of the courses
- Work together with Mr. Wolde Amde and others at UWC on updating the school’s website related to pharmaceutical public health and maybe adding other relevant sections to make it more informative and timely.
- Work with Mr Wolde Amde on incorporating Pharmaceutical Public Health related materials into the existing social media sites
- Create a pharmaceutical public health short and long course alumni contact list that could be incorporated in the school’s website
- Visit health facilities and pharmacies in Cape Town
- Visit chronic dispensing unit (CDU) if possible to arrange
- Attend SOPH Public Lectures and regular SOPH Journal Club during practicum
- Possibly work with UWC students undertaking research related to pharmaceutical public health topics. This might include assisting with proposal development, literature reviews, data collection, data cleaning etc. This activity would depend on the stage at which students are in doing their research work.
Dr Hazel Bradley BPharm, MPH, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa at firstname.lastname@example.org . Early applications are encouraged as some students may need to apply for visas.
See Winter School web site at https://www.uwc.ac.za/Faculties/CHS/soph/Pages/Winter-School.aspx
Pharmaceutical Public Health at UWC at https://www.uwc.ac.za/Faculties/CHS/soph/Pages/PHARMACEUTICAL-PUBLIC-HEALTH.aspx
Internship – Global Access to Medicines Program
Public Citizen is now accepting applications for internships at its Washington, D.C. – Dupont Circle office. Internships are unpaid, though we are happy to support applications for academic credit or other pursuits.
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. We support civil society groups and public agencies with analysis and technical assistance to help overcome patent-based and other drug monopolies. Our work challenges Big Pharma’s economic and political power. See:www.citizen.org/access.
We 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.
Issues include, but are not limited to:
- “Free trade” agreements
- Compulsory licensing of pharmaceutical patents
- Leveraging US Government-funded biomedical research
- Anti-falsification/counterfeiting policy
- Description (responsibilities vary according to the intern’s prior experience):
- Maintain and improve program website and social media communications.
- Research policy, legislative and regulatory issues.
- Communicate with partners worldwide.
- Draft memos or external materials.
- Make recommendations and collaborate on team projects.
- Participate in conferences and report back on relevant meetings taking place in Washington.
- Support the Program Director as needed.
- Commitment to public interests including public health.
- Excellent research and writing skills.
- Proficiency in computing and/or social media preferred.
- Foreign language skills, especially Spanish, helpful, but not required.
- Subject matter experience with access to medicines, patents, public or global health, law, medicine, cancer, HIV/AIDS, pharmaceutical economics, biotech helpful but not required.
- Applicants interested in intellectual property and related issues more broadly are encouraged to apply.
- Organizing or campaigning experience helpful but not required.
How to Apply:
Applicants should send a note of interest, resume and one or two writing samples to email@example.com with “internship application” in the subject line. The note of interest may be in the body of an email (attachments are also fine), should be quite brief, and should indicate the applicant’s chief interests and availability (full- or part-time and dates). Writing samples should be five pages or less and may cover any subject. We prefer writing samples which have not been edited by anyone other than the applicant. If this is not the case, please include a note saying so. No phone calls please. Women, people of color, and multilingual speakers are encouraged to apply.
Clinical Trials Assistant Full-time or Internship openings
Quintiles pioneered the idea of helping pharma companies conduct objective clinical trials to establish not only whether a drug is effective, but who can take it safely. Our customers have relied on us to design and conduct rigorous clinical research for decades, from small studies to multinational mega-trials. However, we continue to develop new ways of interpreting and evaluating data that allow us to create more effective trials and determine outcomes faster. If that is your passion, we have a place for you.
The Clinical Trials Assistant (CTA) will support the clinical project team in the following areas: accurately update and maintain clinical systems within project timelines; prepare, handle, distribute, file, and archive clinical documentation and reports; review of study files periodically for accuracy and completeness; prepare, handle and distribute of Clinical Trial Supplies and maintenance of tracking information; track and manage Case Report Forms (CRFs), queries and clinical data flow. May act as a central contact for the clinical team for designated project communications, correspondence and associated documentation. Perform administrative tasks to support team members with clinical trial execution as needed.
School diploma/certificate or educational equivalent; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience; BS/BA preferred;
- Must possess a general knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; including GCP and ICH guidelines.
- Strong Computer skills including proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Effective time management and organizational skills.
- Attention to detail and accuracy in work.
- Strong customer service orientation.
- Knowledge of applicable protocol requirements (as provided in company training).
If interested send your me resume, cover letter, and contact information to Kelly Heuer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB TYPE: Intern
Career Level: Intern Education: Master’s in Public Health
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts (Car is required) Start Date: September 1
Title: Spark Therapeutics Practicum Opportunity
Reporting to: Head, Global Patient Advocacy
Transforming Patient’s Lives. Spark Therapeutics is a pioneering gene therapy leader transforming the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. We are embarking on our goal to deliver the first approved gene therapy product in the US for genetic blinding conditions and have a product pipeline addressing other unmet rare genetic diseases.
The goal of this internship is to provide a Boston University Master’s of Public Health graduate student with experience initiating and developing disease awareness strategy and processes for Inherited Retinal Disease initiatives. The individual who performs this role will work cross functionally with Commercial, Patient Advocacy, Medical Affairs and Legal/Compliance. This role will work with Patient Advocacy as the Company conducts an assessment of possible partners in the state sponsored blind support services arena. Under the supervision of the Head, Global Patient Advocacy, this role will:
- At the direction of the Head of Global Patient Advocacy, help identify new potential partners for Spark and retinal disease awareness programs/campaigns;
- Have the opportunity to interact with select company management, including Commercial, Medical Affairs and Legal/Compliance;
- Assist in conducting a landscape assessment of all 50 states and their: Schools for the blind, Early Intervention Services for the Visually Impaired, and low vision service offerings for patients and compile into a single source of information. In addition, assess how services are accessed by families;
- Explore Teachers for the Visually Impaired groups, conferences, and opportunities to potentially collaborate with Spark on family education and genetic testing initiative; and
- Present the results of research and proposed opportunities at the culmination of the Practicum.
- Pharm Certificate Student (interest in patient services, marketing, or advocacy preferred)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field, Master’s Degree in Public Health in process or completed
- Experience with collating data in a digestible, logical way
- Familiarity with non-profit organizations and/or local health services
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Must have personal computer to use
- Part Time Opportunity 10-15 hours per week
Interested applicants should send their resume/CV with a cover letter to Jaime Ring at Jamie.Ring@sparktx.com.
SI has internship opportunities for students and recent graduates who would like to learn about public health work in both in the United States and in international settings.
There are many different types of internships at JSI that allow students to gain insight into public health programs—or business operations, IT, and communications. JSI staff work closely with each intern to ensure that they have a fulfilling experience and contribute to the organization’s daily work in a meaningful way.
JSI interns are also asked to write about their internships. Read about recent internship experiences by JSI interns.
JSI does not have a set internship recruiting or placement schedule. Internships occur at all times during the year and are largely driven by individual projects’ needs. Please check the website frequently for updates.
Review opportunities at http://jsi.com/JSIInternet/Careers/internships.cfm.
Students! If you are seeking a internship or practicum this summer, consider applying for the opening at Gavi in Geneva as an intern for policy development.
For more details and instructions to apply, click here.
Student interested in interning with Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) Pharmaceuticals and Health Technologies Group (PHT) should contact Kiley Workman at email@example.com. Interns with PHT are all located in the Washington D.C. area office in Arlington, Virginia.
PHT Internship Program overview
- Abides by all the MSH and local HR policies as described above.
- PHT interns are typically MPH or PharmD candidates, though other degree types are welcome to apply.
- PHT interns must have an interest in access to medicines and medicines management. Students with more general global health interests are encouraged to apply for other MSH internship opportunities on the MSH Careers website.
- All PHT internships are located in our Washington, DC-area office in Arlington, Virginia. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
- PHT intern projects are customized to meet both the needs of the project/center and to fully engage the student. Project assignments vary widely and encompass all areas of global pharmaceutical management, and generally involve a literature review and/or data analysis. Some recent projects include:
- Comparative mapping of essential medicines for chronic non-communicable diseases
- Literature search of approaches and pharmacovigilance of mass drug administration programs for neglected tropical diseases and seasonal malaria chemoprevention
- Identification of supply chain management-related indicators across all SIAPS intermediate results
- PHT interns are encouraged to take advantage of all that MSH and the DC-area have to offer. Meetings with MSH experts with other specialties (for example, malaria, maternal health, supply chain, etc.) are encouraged, as well as visits at other public health institutions in the DC area (time and resources permitting).
- All PHT interns are required to present their findings in a brown bag presentation to MSH staff.
Paid Summer Internship — Global Access in Action
Organization – Global Access in Action, Berkman Center for Internet & Society (Harvard)
Location – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Job Type – Full time, paid. Payment is $11.50 per hour.
Hours per week – 35 hours per week
Duration – June to August 2016; ideally coinciding with the Berkman Summer Internship Program from June 6 – August 12.
Eligibility – Interns must have the ability to be employed in the United States.
Global Access in Action, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is seeking a paid summer intern from June to August 2016.
Interns will be responsible for assisting with a variety of tasks including research, writing, event management, project administration, and communications. In particular, interns will help with: (1) general administrative support for the project; (2) assistance in finalizing a practical paper on increasing access to medicines; (3) a June workshop at Harvard on access to medicines, as well as follow up from the event; and (4) communications and outreach.
We are looking for candidates who are detail-oriented, hard-working, and committed to global public health. Experience with global health, intellectual property, competition law, communications, and event management are helpful but not required.
About Global Access in Action
GAiA conducts action-oriented research into access to lifesaving medicines, and alternative incentives for the development of medical treatments for underserved populations. Improving access and promoting socially beneficial innovation are key strategies for combatting the communicable disease burden that disproportionately harms the world’s most vulnerable populations. For examples of our previous work, see here and here.
How to Apply
- Create a single PDF with the filename “FirstName_LastName_TermSummerIntern” that includes:
- A cover letter that explains why you are interested in this specific position and why your academic training and experience meet the qualifications listed in this job description
- Your curriculum vitae or resume (no more than 2 pages)
- E-mail the PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: application for summer internship.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Interested students must apply by 4/14/16. Apply at https://www.ghfp.net/app/services/position/795/summary.html.