HIV Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Intern – Washington DC

HIV Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Intern

Public Health Institute Implemented

Washington DC


Title :HIV Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Intern

Location :Washington,

Number :INT-P5-159

Status :Open

Close Date :03/26/2023




INTERN TITLE: HIV Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Intern
HOST ORGANIZATION: Prevention Care and Treatment Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau of Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

LOCATION: Washington, DC/Virtual

This position is based in Washington DC; however, due to the pandemic, the work mode is currently virtual. Please note that PHI is authorized to do business in many, but not all, states. If you are not located in or able to work in a state where PHI is registered, you will not be eligible for employment. Please speak with your recruiter to learn more about where PHI is registered.



SALARY: Full salary range for this position: $51,145 to $72,003 per year. The hiring salary for this position is $1,967.12 bi-weekly based on 100% FTE.


*Estimated start date: May 2023



Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR)is a USAID-supported Global Health talent hub, offering paid fellowships and internships at all career levels. STAR provides participants with immersive experiences at global health organizations and institutions to build capacity and contribute technical expertise to address high-impact needs. STAR Fellows and Interns participate in learning activities to enhance knowledge and skills growth, expand professional networks and support career development. STAR is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI), implemented in partnership with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the Aspen Management Partnership for Health (AMP Health).




The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to be at the forefront of the U.S. Government (USG) response in the fight against HIV/AIDS. USAID is a key partner in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and works closely with other USG agencies on this initiative. This position sits within the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS, in the Prevention, Care and Treatment Division, Biomedical Prevention Branch.



In support of these efforts and the PEPFAR goal to end the HIV epidemic, the Biomedical Prevention Branch seeks an Intern who will support USAID’s development and implementation of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention. The intern will support USAID with coordination of Safety and Quality Assurance for VMMC and other biomedical prevention services. They will support planning and implementation of program quality assessments and continuous quality improvement work of VMMC programs, and support monitoring and analysis of USAID’s Adverse Events database and programmatic data. The Intern will also support the team in planning for VMMC program sustainability and local partner ownership.


Reporting structure:

The Intern will work closely with the VMMC Team and receive technical guidance from a Senior Biomedical Prevention Advisor, who will serve as their Point of Contact.



By the end of the internship, the Intern will have gained experience and exposure to:

  • Produce at least one technical deliverable (i.e., PowerPoint presentation, abstract, etc.) with Senior VMMC Technical Advisor.
  • Deliver presentations of data analytic work to different audiences including VMMC Implementing Partners C, USAID Mission Staff, USAID headquarters staff, and PEPFAR interagency colleagues.
  • Gain exposure and knowledge in global HIV/AIDS program implementation with focus on VMMC.
  • Apply effective communication skills across a broad network of peers and advisors within global health to support learning and professional development.


Essential Duties:

Assist in tracking notifiable adverse events; analyze and present performance data and safety/Adverse Event data from USAID implementing partners and programs working on VMMC.

  • Provide administrative support to the USAID headquarters VMMC team and interagency VMMC cluster.
  • Prepare literature reviews and other analytical work as requested.
  • Compile and adapt tools for the field, such as various demand creation or site optimization tools developed by countries that can be shared more widely or adapted for other settings.
  • Facilitate knowledge translation and ensure programs are taking up evidence-based best practices.
  • Provide specific country support based on experience and interest.
  • Participate in USAID's external quality assurance of VMMC services.


Anticipated learning outcomes:

All STAR Interns will participate in learning activities (*approximately 10% time) during their internship. By the end of the internship, the Intern will be able to:

  • Increase knowledge and skills in strategy development that supports VMMC program implementation.
  • Apply effective communication skills across a broad network of peers and advisors within global health to support learning and professional development.
  • Deepen understanding of USAID global health programming, policies and organizational culture.




Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate or completion of such within the past 12 months.


Other Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with HIV programs as well as experience either studying or implementing HIV programs with a strong interest in learning about VMMC and biomedical prevention.
  • Ability to analyze data from different sources/databases.
  • Ability to create data visuals.
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills, and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.
  • This position may require travel. Ability to participate in a field experience, which may involve domestic and/or international travel and overnight stays for up to 2 weeks.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.


Additional skills (preferred):

  • Knowledge about USAID and PEPFAR and how USAID conducts its work in the field



The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including learning programs.



All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at, which allows you to create a profile and upload a CV/resume and cover letter. All online applications must be submitted by March 26, 2023 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.





Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.


New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.


This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.





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