Management Sciences for Health

  • Communications Intern

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    GEN (General)
    A000 - None Specified
    Reports To
    Senior Technical Director
  • Overview

    The Infectious Disease Cluster in the Technical Strategy Team within the Health Programs Group is implementing an action plan to better coordinate portfolio-wide tracking and support for country projects with infectious disease components (HIV, TB, Malaria). One area of the action plan focuses on improving external visibility for the work that MSH is doing in these areas and promoting thought leadership. The Intern will work in support of this aspect of the team’s work.


    Student Takeaways:

    • Familiarity with HIV program achievements and challenges
    • Experience in strategic communication for an international development health program


    Please Note

    • Internship candidates must be full or part time students earning university credit for their internship.
    • This is an unpaid internship and candidates are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Help strategize technical topics for MSH newsletters and blogs; gather information from the relevant key staff, draft content.
    • Work with IDC team to develop a plan for showcasing different aspects of MSH’s work, selecting topics and modes of communication.
    • Collaborate with HPG’s communication team on outlets, appropriate media, content and timing.
    • Assist with planning external webinars, preparing content, capturing discussions, and disseminating on social media and other internal and external channels.
    • Assist with layout, design and editing of portfolio’s technical documents.
    • Assist with preparation of materials for international conferences.
    • Strategize how to translate available data into messages, documents, or advocacy items.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Graduate or current student in Public Health or related degree programs.
    • Experience with Microsoft applications including: MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • Excellent interpersonal, coordination and team building skills. 
    • International development experience desired.
    • Spanish, Portuguese or French language skills desired.
    • Experience working in a culturally- diverse setting.
    • Experience writing blogs and other technical or program documents.
    • Familiarity with social media.


    In order to be considered, please submit:

    • CV
    • Cover Letter
    • Maximum of 3 page writing sample

    Background Information

    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 policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental 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.

    EEO Statement

    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.

    Reports To

    Senior Technical Director
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