United States of America: Knowledge Management and Learning Intern

Organization: EngenderHealth
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 14 Jan 2017



Knowledge Management and Learning Intern


New York, NY



Spring 2017; 4 days / week; 20 – 29 hours/week


EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.


EngenderHealth is offering students 3 internship opportunities to develop knowledge products that consolidate learning within projects and team activities and advance the application of lessons learned toward scale up in our field. This will include the development of briefs and manuscripts based on data collected and compilation of toolkits and scale up guidance materials on relevant themes such as ensuring quality improvement and FP/RH integration. The intern may also be asked to coordinate development of programmatic and data collection tools, protocols and submission to IRB.

One internship available is to work with Clinical Support Team Leader and the Senior Program Associate. The Clinical Support Team contributes to EngenderHealth’s Global Clinical Leadership by establishing and maintaining links with the reproductive health field. The CST works to strengthen our partners’ health systems in family planning and reproductive health services, in collaboration with field staff and in-country partners.

Two internships are available with The Postabortion Care Family Planning Project (PAC-FP), a USAID-funded initiative led by EngenderHealth with country-level activities in Tanzania and Senegal. The purpose of the project is to evaluate and document strategies on strengthening the family planning component of postabortion care (PAC) and provide guidance to governments and stakeholders to scale up effective practices. The project adopts a country focus on two countries: Tanzania where EngenderHealth has a regional office and PAC-FP Team and Senegal where PAC-FP works through a sub-award to a partner Le Centre Regional de Formation, de Recherche, et de Plaidoyer en Sante de la Reproduction (CEFOREP). Through CEFOREP, the PAC-FP project also provides technical assistance to coordinate the strengthening of PAC programs regionally through a ‘PAC Secretariat’ which comprises of representation from seven member countries of Francophone West Africa.


  • Work with supervisor to develop briefs and manuscripts for dissemination and submission to journals.
  • Work with supervisor and staff to develop components of scale up planning and management toolkits.
  • Compile reports and work with EngenderHealth design team to finalize knowledge projects for sharing.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree program relevant to public health, or international development, health promotion, social psychology, or sociology
  • Interest in global health, capacity development, health communication, reproductive health, maternal health, and/or family planning
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Experience in health-related program design, planning and management in low resources settings.
  • Familiarity with the current discourse on ‘scale up’ of Reproductive Health interventions in the above settings and ability to creatively design and develop useful and professional materials to facilitate those processes.
  • Ability to analyze quantitative data in Stata or SPSS a plus.
  • Ability to analyze qualitative data using analytic software, such as QSR-Nvivo or Atlas.ti a plus.
  • Fluency in French is highly desired.
  • Work experience in sub-Saharan Africa highly desired.
  • Must be comfortable and respectful of EngenderHealth’s programming that promotes women’s rights, gender equality, sexual diversity and LGBTQ rights.


At the start of the internship the intern and Senior Manager will review the Knowledge Management Plan vis-à-vis the intern’s goals and priorities and agree on a set of deliverables and due dates. Deliverables will include manuscripts, briefs and the knowledge products described above.

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws.

EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

How to apply:

Please visit the careers page on our website, www.engenderhealth.org, search “Internship” under Job Type and submit an application along with resume and cover letter.

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