Global Noncommunicable Diseases Internship-RTI International

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Internship Description
RTI International seeks a prospect for the Global Noncommunicable Diseases Internship within the Global Health Division in the International Development Group (IDG).

RTI’s investments in Global Noncommunicable Dieseases (NCDs) have made it a leading institution working with countries and global partners to reduce the economic burden of chronic NCDs, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, and risk factors such as obesity, tobacco, poor air quality, and harmful alcohol use. The Center for Global NCDs is housed within IDG’s Global Health Division of over 400 staff in more than 25 countries. The Center for Global NCDs conducts contract and grant-funded research, providing clients with innovative research, valuable economic analysis, and effective policy evaluation to improve public health.

RTI has the opportunity to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess integration of NCD content into its FETP training program in India, China, Thailand, and Ethiopia. The Global Noncommunicable Diseases Intern will assist the Center for Global NCDs with its assessment on progress made thus far, how programs have adapted to COVID-19, opportunities for further integration, and a virtual technical exchange to discuss next steps. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
– Assisting with data management
– Assisting with transcription
– Conducting preliminary analyses, such as identifying common themes
– Preparing materials for virtual technical exchange
– Disseminating materials

RTI’s Internship Program emphasizes experiential and mentored learning experiences, providing students and recent degree recipients an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills in a meaningful and practical way. We are committed to developing the future workforce by encouraging interns to explore various career paths in a nonprofit research institute setting that values diversity and inclusion. Through this program, interns will be exposed to RTI’s open and educational culture; support RTI’s mission to improve the human condition; and build upon their career goals.

Additional Information
This virtual, unpaid internship, will take place from mid-July through early September 2020. As an academic internship, the selected intern must either receive academic credit or fulfill an academic program requirement. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week, not to exceed 40 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours, Monday through Friday.

Desired Skills and Experience

Required Qualifications
– Currently enrolled advanced undergraduate or graduate student who studied or is studying Epidemiology, Public Health, International Relations, Economics, Global Health, or a related field.
– Must either receive academic credit or fulfill an academic program requirement
– Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative research methodologies
– Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
– Excellent written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
– Ability to work in a small team with humor, patience, and a generous attitude

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