Population Services International

  • Intern, WHP and FP/RH

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/8/2018 2:40 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technical Health Areas
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Job Title: Intern, WHP and FP/RH

    Department: Family Planning and Reproductive Health

    Based in Washington DC

    Reports to the WHP Associate Project Manager

    Full Time


    Who we are

    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.


    There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


    Join us!

    The Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH) Department at PSI HQ is comprised of several core teams and projects. The department supports programs in 37 countries (and counting!) to deliver high-quality family planning and safe abortion services to women and girls. Within the department, the Women’s Health Project (WHP) leads a large and dynamic project, implemented in 15 countries around the world.


    We are looking for a full-time intern (40 hours/week) to support the Family Planning and Reproductive Health Department and the Women’s Health Project (and a potential new project in West Africa) with overall day-to-day operations. We need you for at least three months (with the option to extend your contract) for this paid internship. 

    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    Facilitate Knowledge Management

    • Maintain internal SharePoint pages for FP/RH & WHP by posting new content and organizing existing content.
    • Create and maintain filing systems and databases.
    • Organize translation of key WHP documents by liaising with external vendors.
    • Assist in development and dissemination of quarterly WHP newsletter.

    Support Team Collaboration

    • Create, improve, and maintain project management tools and trackers.
    • Support internal and external meetings including registrations, logistics, travel, and preparations and catering arrangements.
    • Assist with travel arrangements including visa applications and submissions for staff travel.
    • Support onboarding of new staff members.
    • Organize departmental events such as retreats and team building activities.

    Other duties include (but are not limited to):

    • Assist in the preparation of documents, including PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets and correspondences.
    • Assist in writing and copy-editing donor reports and other technical documentation.
    • Support WHP Financial Analyst with financial management by tracking expenses, processing invoices, assisting in managing departmental invoices, and preparing consultant agreements.
    • General office duties – taking meeting minutes, copying, etc. for WHP and the FP/RH department.
    • Provide operational support to WHP Program Assistant in office move scheduled for August/September 2018.


    What are we looking for?

    The basics

    • Must have a BA or BS
    • A multi-tasking machine
    • Strong analytical/problem solving capabilities
    • Has excellent organization and administrative skills with special attention to detail
    • A team player and self-starter who can work gracefully under pressure
    • A quick learner
    • At least six months of full-time work experience
    • A commitment to international development/global health
    • Strong Microsoft Suite (including SharePoint) and Adobe Acrobat skills
    • References will be required
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position

    What would get us excited?

    • French or Spanish fluency
    • Strong understanding of databases, especially using Excel
    • Family planning and reproductive health background
    • Knowledge of graphic design and data visualization, with an eye for creativity
    • A graduate student in sexual and reproductive health, public health, international development or other relevant field looking for some work-place experience


    • Non-Exempt

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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