Deadline: April 23, 2021
Applications are open for the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) Internship 2021. The APHRC is an international non-profit, non- governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy relevant-research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.
The Center has internship opportunities listed below within its Research and Research Capacity Strengthening Divisions for a period of 3-6 months starting April 2021.
- External Evaluation of the Advanced Newborn Care in Ghana (MEBCI 2.0).
- Harnessing Heterogeneous COVID-19 data, to Build a Data Hub and Apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science to Support Public Health and Economic Decision Makings in Kenya and Malawi.
- COVID-19 Observatory in Education in Africa.
- Changing Food Systems in Kenya and Malawi and The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance.
- Investigating The Role of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in, and Perceptions Towards Childhood Obesity in the Slums of Nairobi.
- Mapping The Functioning of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative and Identifying Needs Within the Kenyan Health System.
- The Zero Hunger Project: Piloting the Nairobi Food System Vision for 2050.
- Pilot Testing of the Mother and Baby Friendly Initiative plus Model for Human Milk Banking at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi County (MBFI+ Project).
- Describing Abortion Safety at The Population Level Using Network-Based Survey Approaches.
- Challenging the Politics of Social Exclusion.
- Lived Experiences, Social Determinants and Pathways to Unsafe Abortion in Kenya and Benin.
- Factors Affecting Timely Completion of a PhD.
- Statistical and Agent-based Modeling of Complex Microbial Systems: A Means for Understanding Enteric Disease Transmission Among Children in Urban Neighborhoods of Nairobi and Kisumu in Kenya.
- Scale-Up of SHOFCO Water Supply Projects Supported by the Manitou Fund in Kibera, Kenya.
- Together with the assigned supervisor create a plan of action, set project goals, and manage to completion.
- Coordinate with research unit/project to determine research objectives.
- Work closely with identified supervisor to provide frequent project updates, reports etc.
- Contribute to policy engagement and strategic planning as may be needed.
- Submit an article/ publication to institutional crediting work (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as- policy/research briefs and fact sheets).
- Make at least 1 brown bag presentation during their internship period at APHRC.
- Submit a written report at least 1 week before the end of their attachment at APHRC.
- Submit an internship/visiting scholar feedback form.
- Open to citizens of African countries;
- Applicant should be based in the country where the internship would take place.
- Applicant should have the required skill and experience for their chosen area for the internship.
The following are required for application:
- Curriculum vitae.
- Certificate of your completed undergraduate/master’s degree.
- A letter of recommendation addressing your suitability for the internship.
- Identify projects (up to two) that you would like to work on.