The Task Force for Global Health is offering an internship opportunity to a currently enrolled graduate student.
- The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH), based in Atlanta and founded nearly 40 years ago to advance health equity, works with partners in more than 150 countries to eliminate diseases, ensure access to vaccines, and essential medicines, and strengthen health systems to protect populations.
- Founded in 1997, Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) is the global network of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs). TEPHINET spans more than 75 programs actively training field epidemiologists in more than 100 countries. TEPHINET’s vision is that all people are protected by a field epidemiology workforce capable of detecting and responding to health threats. As such, our mission is to develop, connect, and mobilize a global field epidemiology workforce to strengthen public health systems and advance health security.
- The Graduate Intern will support TEPHINET’s Learning Program. In November 2020, TEPHINET introduced a ten-year FETP Learning Strategy aimed at ensuring a well-trained and professional global field epidemiology workforce prepared to address evolving public health priorities. The strategy builds upon goals initially set forth within TEPHINET’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and expanded upon in TEPHINET’s 2021-2026 Strategic Plan. The strategy also aligns with the Global Field Epidemiology Roadmap. In early 2021, the FETP Learning Advisory Council (FLAC), along with the TEPHINET Secretariat and learning working groups, began prioritizing which initiatives to implement first in order to advance the strategy’s goals. This project mainly supports this Learning Program strategy work and related initiatives.
Activities and Opportunities:
- Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Programs, Learning the graduate intern will:
- Assist in coordination, drafting, and initial task creation of implementation plans for the following priority initiatives:
- Develop competency frameworks for mentors and trainers.
- Develop an FETP network plan to guide the measurement of program learning outcomes.
- Research and provide FETPs with modern learning best practices, tools, tips, and guidance to help them implement and use modern learning solutions effectively.
- Provide an overarching definition of learning quality, with associated quality criteria and guidelines, to develop, assess, and select FETP learning materials.
- Identify common continuous learning needs of alumni and gather learning resources (solutions, supplemental materials, content, etc.), by curation or development, that will contribute to alumni continuous learning
- Contribute to the implementation activities of the Learning Technology Initiative, with the aim to: Identify the learning technology needed to make learning materials and activities more accessible to FETP members around the world.
- Assist the Learning Team in technical working group management, resource and knowledge management, team work plan activity preparation and implementation
- Research and provide relevant resources related to the needs of individual working groups or strategy initiatives in general
- Work with the Learning technology contractor to communicate with, schedule demos, and perform coordination activities in general for learning technology vendors
- Support the Project Coordinator in any tasks as assigned
- Participates fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health and TEPHINET by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Interns will have an opportunity to:
- Work as part of an ongoing Task Force program
- Become exposed to pressing ethical issues in global health
- Become familiar with working with coalitions and collaborative concepts
- Work with a supervisor who is interested in mentoring
- Fellowship applicants should meet the following qualifications:
- Be enrolled in a master’s degree program in public health with a focus in epidemiology, global health, or a learning-focused degree or concentration OR have demonstrable experience (2-5 years or 5+ years) with learning related initiatives, such as learning activity cycle beginning to end (design to evaluation) or learning strategy implementation and action planning
- Experience or familiarity with project and/or program development and implementation
- Be familiar with data management, survey development and basic data analysis
- Have an interest in strengthening public health capacity, global/public health, adult learning, or international development
- Verbal and written communication skills in English
- Demonstrable attention to detail and strong organizational skills
- Fluency in a language besides English
- Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of tasks requiring limited independent judgment.
- May research, compile and prepare routine or ad-hoc reports.
- May research and maintain records, files and logs.
- May initiate or maintain contact with customers, vendors or contractors and respond to, research and resolve inquiries of a routine nature.
- May organize meetings or other venues and arrange for logistical needs such as set up, handouts, reports, speakers and clean up.
- May assist in developing, implementing and managing programs or projects.
- Currently enrolled as a graduate student in a college or university.