For Immediate Hire

The One Million Community Health Workers Campaign (an Earth Institute initiative)is looking for immediate hire for three positions:

  • 1 technical/research intern
  • 1 communications intern
  • 1 communication position (full time)

Job description has not been finalized; email Hannah Sarah Dini a short statement of interest if you’d like to learn more.
Please reach out to Hannah Sarah Dini (hsdini@ei.columbia.edu) directly if you have questions or would like to apply. Details about the internships:

The One Million Community Health Workers Campaign supports African governments that are dedicated to the deployment of community health workers (CHWs) who can provide basic curative and preventative healthservices to their communities. Launched in January 2013, the Campaign promotes the expansion and upgrades of national CHW systems, using lessons learned from government and civil society activities to guide national policy. The objective is to bolster the health system infrastructures that support CHW recruitment, training and deployment ahead of 2015 – the end date of the Millennium Development goals.

The spring interns will be responsible for supporting the activities of the Campaign’s secretariat, based at the Earth Institute of Columbia University. Two (2) positions are available: one intern will focus on technical content, and the other on communications and advocacy. The interns will interact with various members of the Campaign, depending upon the nature of the interns’ projects. Activities may include writing policy documents, summarizing policy briefs, and conducting research on effectiveness of certain community-basedhealth interventions as well as other public health topics of interest.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have an understanding of public health and healthsystems in general.
  • Exceptional writing, drafting, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities and to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Experience supporting the administrative and research needs of individuals working in non-profits and/or academia, preferably with a focus on international development, is also highly desired.

Logistics:
The positions require 5-15 hours/week commitment, and will be remunerated at the standard rate for Columbia University interns. Start date: ASAP. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: hsdini@ei.columbia.edu.

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