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We are looking for a Research Intern to provide research support for a three-year Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) grant analyzing the introduction and scale-up trends of global health interventions. The Research Intern will report to the Assistant Director, Programs.

Tasks / Learning Outcomes

The intern will support the team’s efforts to collect data from both public sources and key informants, conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses, and communicate findings. Individual tasks may include assignments such as data collection on health interventions, literature reviews, analyses, and contributing to a variety of work products.

Work Performed

  • Support the research component of a multi-year grant analyzing the introduction and scale-up trends of global health interventions, including collection and analysis of quantitative data, synthesis of generalizable insights, and drafting of case studies
  • Create interview structures and conduct virtual interviews after carrying out desk-based research
  • Draft program reports, articles, white papers, and presentations based on health intervention research
  • Develop digital content, including summaries and blog posts highlighting learnings in conjunction with communications team
  • Participate in meetings and phone calls with internal research team and external stakeholders
  • Regularly scan new literature in the field for new research findings on priority healthcare innovation issues; summarize the findings and their applicability to IiH/GHIC activities and the Innovator Network

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ability to work both independently and as a contributing team member
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to scientific integrity and high-quality research
  • Must have prior research experience
  • Interest in global health and/or innovation and determination for finding the right data to uncover insights
  • Flexible and comfortable with minimal structure

Ability to handle multiple tasks/priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, change oriented environment.

Desired Class Level(s): Undergraduate Junior or Senior or Masters Student

Compensation: Paid ($12.00/hour)
Approximate Length: Fall Semester
Approximate Hours Per Week: 15-20

Application materials: CV/resume, cover letter, brief writing sample.
Application Deadline:  Email Incomplete application materials will not be reviewed.

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