Population Services International

  • Intern, Malaria Department

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/17/2018 4:31 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technical Health Areas
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Title: Intern

    Department: Malaria Department

    Based in Washington, DC

    Reports to the Program Coordinator, Malaria


    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 7,000 “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!

    PSI seeks an intern to support the Malaria and WASH Departments. This internship provides an opportunity to work with department staff to provide administrative support and global knowledge management for PSI’s malaria and sanitation programs. The intern will support various administrative, management and technical functions.


    PSI offers flexible working hours and a dynamic, creative, and progressive work environment. This is a paid position based in Washington, DC for three months, with the option to extend based on performance and fit.


    Your contribution

    The intern will have a variety of duties for different projects related to PSI’s activities. Duties will include but are not limited to: 

    • Fulfilling administrative functions, including invoicing and expense reconciling;
    • Supporting administrative preparation for key malaria and WASH presentations, conferences, meetings and retreats;
    • Plan a variety of events, including departmental meetings and retreats;
    • Assisting with domestic and international travel arrangements including expense report preparation, hotel reservations, visa applications, drafting necessary invitation letters and arranging meeting schedules for international staff visiting DC;
    • Assisting in creation and updating of communications materials, including one pagers, presentations, and the department quarterly newsletter;
    • Assisting in review and preparation of budgets and monthly financial tracking;
    • Assisting in review and editing of project workplans and reports;
    • Responding to internal/external requests for information and assisting with website updates as necessary; and
    • Responsible for management and maintenance of the malaria and WASH SharePoint page.


    What are we looking for?

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.

    Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.

    Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.

    Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.

    Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt

    Commitment:  You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin


    The basics

    The ideal candidate will possess strong computer, analytical and organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks; ability to follow assignments through to completion; and strong commitment to deadlines. Additionally, an ideal candidate will have:

    • Strong qualitative and quantitative skills, including ability to synthesize large amounts of information into succinct documents;
    • Experience with data management and spreadsheets;
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to balance ongoing, long-term, and urgent tasks;
    • Ability to work independently with remote supervision at times;
    • Interest in health and/or international development preferred;
    • Bachelor’s degree or pursuing a graduate degree.
    • References will be required.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position
    • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

    What would get us excited?

    • Competency in French: we are often working with French speaking countries and this would be a great asset to the team.
    • Experience with financial and program management;



    • Non-exempt


    *Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.


    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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