Summer Intern for Health Financing, Technologies, and Market Dynamics
Arlington, VA  / Medford, MA 
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Job/Internship Description

Background:

MSH is a nonprofit international health organization with nearly 2,500 people from over 74 nationalities working in over 40 countries. Our mission: Saving lives and improving the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

MSH's Health Financing, Technologies, and Market Dynamics practice area is focused on helping countries and communities make evidence-informed decision-making surrounding new and existing health technologies, resource allocation, operational efficiency, and optimization. We are currently supporting Ministries of Health to generate evidence on the costs and resource gaps of providing high-quality primary health care (PHC) services to advance Universal Health Coverage (UHC). As part of this work, we are developing a tool and supporting data collection and analysis to support decision-making on PHC planning, facilitate resource allocation and budgeting, and help to improve PHC system performance.

Responsibilities:

  • Support management, cleaning, and analysis of PHC cost and programmatic data sets (e.g. health information systems, health facility surveys, and interviews).
  • Assist with the development and piloting of PHC costing tool training materials and training of Ministry of Health staff.
  • Conduct research on relevant issues pertaining to PHC service delivery and costs.
  • Develop data visualizations (e.g. dashboards and GIS maps) to effectively communicate study results to stakeholders.
  • Assist with the write-up of study findings (for project reports, presentations, peer-reviewed publication, and conference abstracts) based on data analysis.
  • Participate in relevant internal team meetings in addition to those with relevant stakeholders (Ministries of Health and local partners)

Qualifications:

  • Current graduate student in Public Health / Health Economics
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft applications (MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Demonstrated experience with data management tools (such as SQL, Stata.) for data management, cleaning, and processing.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong ability to lead by example, with integrity, purpose, and commitment to the attainment of MSH's goals and commitment to technical excellence.
  • Fully aligned with MSH mission and values.

What are the student takeaways:

Through this internship, the student will demonstrate learning and gain skills in the following areas: analytics/assessment; policy development/ program planning; communication; cultural competency; community dimensions; public health sciences; financial planning and management skills; and leadership and systems thinking.

Please note:

-Internship candidates must be full-time or part-time students earning academic credit for their internship.

-This is an unpaid internship and candidates are responsible for their own housing, transportation, and other related costs.

Please submit a writing sample along with your resume.

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

 

Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Part Time
Period of Employment
Open
Type of Compensation
Paid
College Credits Earned
No
Tuition Assistance
No
Required Student Status
Open
Preferred Majors
Other
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