Job DescriptionInternship Description
RTI International (RTI) has a Global Health (Malaria) - Epidemiology Internship opening within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Inform Asia Project in Bangkok, Thailand. This internship will provide the successful prospect a mentored learning experience, and the opportunity to expand his/her classroom knowledge and skills within a professional setting.
RTI, through the USAID Inform Asia Health Research Program, is providing technical assistance to a range of local stakeholders in the areas of knowledge management and capacity building with regard to strengthening the Thai and People•s Democratic Republic of Lao (PDR) national malaria programs. Inform Asia•s overarching goal is to promote the use of evidence-based advocacy and decision making in Thailand and Lao PDR to achieve malaria elimination. Inform Asia has 3 main objectives:
1. To strengthen malaria surveillance;
2. To conduct research activities to evaluate strategies and tools for implementation and scale-up for malaria elimination; and
3. To strengthen capacity of health staff to generate, analyze, and use strategic information.
Responsibilities of the selected intern include, but are not limited to:
- Assist with data cleaning, analysis, and metrics tracking. Utilizing information from the malaria information system and surveillance to obtain strategic information for program managers to track malaria elimination program activities:
- Assess and update Thai MOH malaria case investigation guidelines;
- Evaluate key interventions and contributing factors for the reduction of malaria foci; and
- Analyze and document observations and results generated for integrated drug surveillance efficacy.
- Work with technical team and contribute to analysis of data from the malaria information system.
- Assist in the design/development of dashboards to help programs manager and health staff visualize information (e.g. program data) and facilitate data use.
- Conduct literature review on malaria surveillance and epidemiology, or relevant topic(s) determined in collaboration with the Inform Asia Chief of Party and assist in manuscript preparation.
- Assist in documenting project experiences, journal articles, conference abstracts lessons learned, e.g. Success Stories, submission of story for USAID Exposure, infographic or other media formats.
This unpaid internship is in RTI•s Inform Asia office in Bangkok, Thailand.• Airfare will be covered by RTI and support will be provided in identifying suitable local accommodation options.• The intern will be responsible for paying for his/her own local accommodation, transportation, and meal costs.•
The internship will ideally begin as early as May 2018 and is available for a minimum of 8 up to 20 weeks (or through September 2018). The internship requires a minimum commitment of 24 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours (9.00am-6.00pm, Monday through Friday). Kindly apply online by submitting your cover letter and resume in a PDF document.
- Currently enrolled in graduate student at Duke University, who studied or is studying one of the following fields: •Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Informatics
- Demonstrated research and data analysis experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative research methodologies
- Experience with the one of the following statistical software is preferred, e.g. SPSS, STATA, or other software
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
- Must be eligible to receive academic credit AND/OR fulfill an academic program requirement.
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