Population Services International

  • Intern, Women’s Health Project

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2018 12:01 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technical Health Areas
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Job Title: Intern, Women’s Health Project

    Department: Family Planning and Reproductive Health

    Based in Washington, DC

    Reports to the WHP Senior Associate Program Manager and WHP/QA Program Coordinator

    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 nonprofit 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!

    The Women’s Health Project (WHP) leads a large and dynamic project, implemented in 15 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. The goal of the Women's Health Project​ is to increase access to safe abortion services for all women who need them and to increase the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)​​.


    We are looking for a full-time intern (40 hours/week) to support the Women’s Health Project with overall day-to-day operations and provide administrative and knowledge management support the Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH) department (estimated 10%). The internship will start in mid-January 2019, for a period of six months.

    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    Facilitate Knowledge Management and Communications

    • Maintain internal and external SharePoint pages for FP/RH & WHP by posting new content and organizing existing content.
    • Provide internal and external stakeholders with access to file libraries and documents as needed.
    • Contribute to knowledge management work-planning for WHP.
    • 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 and regular news posts.
    • Support internal communications planning and activities, including webinars, film screenings, discussion groups, etc.

    Support Team Collaboration and Administrative Operations for WHP and FP/RH

    • Be the primary administrative support contact for the WHP Core & Quality Assurance (QA) teams and contribute to administrative functions of the FP/RH department. This includes: taking meeting minutes, copying, scheduling support and ad hoc requests.
    • Support internal and external meetings including registrations, logistics, travel, and preparations, day-of support, and catering arrangements.
    • Assist with travel arrangements including visa applications and submissions for staff and consultant travel.
    • Support WHP/QA Program Coordinator in procurement and coordination of WHP consultants.
    • Support WHP Financial Analyst and Program Coordinator with financial management by tracking expenses, processing invoices, assisting in managing departmental invoices, and preparing consultant agreements.
    • Support onboarding of new staff members.
    • Organize team and 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, one-pagers, and correspondences.
    • Assist in writing and copy-editing donor reports, proposals, and other technical documentation.
    • Create, improve, and maintain project management tools and trackers for WHP.
    • Fulfill other programmatic, administrative and financial functions as required.


    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

    • Must have a bachelor’s degree
    • Must be able to commit to 40 hrs/week, standard working hours (9am-5pm)
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple tasks based on deadlines
    • Demonstrates a willingness and ability to work independently and on a team in a cooperative, analytical, and problem-solving capacity
    • 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 or internship experience
    • A commitment to international development/global health, particularly reproductive health and safe abortion
    • Office 365 Champion — Advise and support colleagues with day-to-day use of Office 365, especially SharePoint; maintain knowledge of available training, resources and updates from IT to recommend to colleagues
    • References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
    • 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
    • Experience with knowledge management
    • 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 another 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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