Decolonization and Global Health Equity Intern (Unpaid)

FHI 360, is offering the following unpaid, course-credit Work-Study opportunity for Fall 2020 for graduate student enrolled full-time in public health or related graduate programs. Work Study Opportunity This is an unpaid opportunity for course credit being offered for the Fall 2020 semester. It will begin September 2020 and last the duration of the semester until around November 2020 (specific start and end dates to be determined between student and mentor). The selected student will be working through FHI 360’s Durham, NC office remotely from their home for a 8-10 hours per week. Applications are accepted directly through the FHI 360 Careers site. Interested candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter, and a writing sample no later than August 25, 2020. Email Dr. Allysha Maragh-Bass at and Dr. Amelia Mackenzie at with questions. Title: Decolonization and Global Health Equity Intern Mentors: Amelia Mackenzie, Associate Scientist in the Product Development & Introduction Department in Global Health, Population and Nutrition Project: Decolonization and Global Health Equity Task Force Scope of Work: Based on inequities which continue to persist in the domestic and international settings within which FHI 360 conducts health research and programs, the Decolonization and Global Health Equity (DGHE) Task Force was founded. A Steering Committee within the larger Task Force was formed to actualize knowledge sharing; operationalize the momentum into action; and provide support, coordination, resource, and guidance on DGHE efforts across FHI 360. The Steering Committee is a team of individuals focused on analyzing, synthesizing, and developing new partnerships, practices and innovations in all of FHI 360's work. This includes internal and external facing technical activities, business development, program management workstreams, research design and implementation, and workplace culture and professional development. The Steering Committee is particularly cognizant of translating principles of decolonization and global health equity into FHI 360’s domestic and international portfolios. Our DGHE work is informed by decolonization efforts that are decades in the making and have resurged thanks to student movements at many academic institutions around the world. We seek a master’s student to contribute to various activities related to the DGHE Steering Committee, which may include:
  • Compiling resources and developing tools to assist FHI 360 in implementing decolonization frameworks in its health-related work;
  • Developing positionality statements for the Task Force and units and teams within FHI 360;
  • Identifying and establishing indicators to inform research and monitoring and evaluation; and
  • Reviewing literature and histories of the field of family planning broadly and contraceptive research and development specifically, informed by a reproductive justice framework, and developing documents, presentations, and/or blogs with the PDI Department.
  • Support additional activities related to FHI 360’s global family planning strategy such as conducting literature review(s), supporting knowledge management initiatives, and/or helping plan for technical events with partners.
  • Through the Steering Committee, the student will work with many Departments within Global Health, Population and Nutrition, including Product Development & Introduction, Behavioral, Epidemiological & Clinical Sciences and Research Utilization.
Anticipated Duration: Fall Semester, with possible extension through spring semester Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a mix of the following skills, interests, and/or experience:
  • Demonstrated interest or familiarity in the decolonizing global health movement and health equity frameworks, as well as family planning, reproductive health, and/or contraceptive technology
  • Experience with literature, scoping, and/or landscaping reviews
  • Strong writing skills
  • Highly organized, proactive, and detail-oriented
  • Ideally, experience using SharePoint and Microsoft Teams
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
Closing Date for Applications: 20th September, 2020 APPLY HERE

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