Management Sciences for Health

  • Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health (WCAH) Intern

    Job ID
    New York City, NY or Medford, MA or Arlington, VA
    # of Positions
    GEN (General)
    A516 - Malawi ONSE
    Reports To
    Technical Advisor, WCAH
  • Overview

    Healthy women, children, and adolescents are the foundation of universal health coverage. Working at every level of the health system, MSH partners with countries and communities to build integrated, people-centered health systems with everything it takes to deliver affordable, high-quality primary care for every woman and child. We strengthen skills, knowledge, policies, and practices that bring lasting change in the availability, quality, and life-saving impact of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services in even the most vulnerable communities.


    The WCAH intern will support MSH’s flagship WCAH activity in Malawi: ONSE Health. The intern will support this integrated health program by working with the home office support team in identifying innovative WCAH approaches and tailoring them to the ONSE Health context.


    S/he will also support MSH’s WCAH team to document organizational capabilities in WCAH, including reviewing project documents and engaging with field teams to document results and successes.


    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.


    What are the student takeaways:

    • Hands-on exposure to global health program development and organizational expertise through literature reviews, attending meetings, and supporting implementation
    • Participation in professional development and educational events and trainings

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Attend relevant meetings and events relevant to ONSE Health activities and WCAH Cluster activities
    • Conduct desk research and draft literature reviews on international development and global health issues relevant to specific projects and WCAH cluster activities
    • Draft articles for MSH’s internal newsletter and external blog
    • Review MSH experience in WCAH activities and compile information on results
    • Contribute to ongoing data analysis and writing activities
    • Identifying and contributing to visibility opportunities
    • Assist with WCAH team coordination tasks when necessary

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Students majoring in public health, public policy, international relations, international development or related subjects
    • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program (Graduate students preferred).
    • Commitment of working two days per week.
    • A basic understanding of and an interest in global health policy and/or issues.
    • Possess strong organizational, research, writing, and communication skills.
    • Able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work proactively and independently, as well as part of a team.
    • French speaking a bonus.

    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

    Technical Advisor, WCAH
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