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Research Associate Intern, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

FHI 360

FHI 360

Customer Service
United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024


FHI 360 has an exciting internship opportunity for a student interested in growing their skills within the international development sector. Under close supervision, an intern will perform entry level professional duties which will provide the opportunity for professional training in various functional areas throughout the organization. Internship assignments serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to a global nonprofit development organization.

The Economic Participation and Environment (EPE) Team is a leader in inclusive economic development based in environmentally sustainable livelihoods that foster resilient enterprises and communities that benefit people and the planet. The EPE works on a broad range of topics from workforce development, youth employment, and labor market systems to women’s economic empowerment, inclusive livelihoods, green jobs, the green economy and sustainable regenerative tourism.

The EPE team seeks an intern to support activities at the nexus of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS), workforce development, private sector engagement, and climate change. Recognizing that mental health challenges not only affect individual well-being and economic participation but are also increasingly exacerbated by climate change-related stressors, such as eco-anxiety, enhancing MHPSS is crucial for addressing global development challenges across various sectors, including economic growth, global health, governance, peace and security, and education. The intern will play a vital role in supporting the EPE team's MHPSS activities.

This is a paid internship with a flexible schedule.

Anticipated Duration: Fall 2024 Semester: September – December 2024

Hours: Part time, 20 hours per week

Pay Rate: $18.00+/hour

Skills Gained and Learning Opportunities:

  • Practical experience with a large, global non-profit organization

  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with successful research, technical, and/or program management professionals

  • Experience working with an inter-disciplinary team addressing global development challenges

  • Hands on experience with live projects currently being implemented and projects currently being developed

Anticipated Project(s) and Assignment Details:

The intern may contribute to various team or project activities under the direction of their supervisor in the following ways:

  • Contribute to research or project activities as assigned by supervisor

  • Conduct desk reviews, landscape analyses and/or secondary data analyses

  • Organize and participate in team meetings and country calls (e.g., assisting with meeting preparation, meeting minutes, a post-meeting report)

  • Support business development efforts, including conducting background research on donors, programs, and strategies and developing summaries that highlight the department’s capabilities

  • Contribute to project-related presentations, blogs, reports and/or manuscripts

  • Assist with project-related administrative tasks, as needed

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Currently enrolled in, or within one-year post-graduation of, a degree program at a college or university in International Studies, International Relations, Language/Area Studies, Environmental Studies, or related field of study

  • Demonstrated interest in the intersection of environment & climate change and mental health & psychosocial support in development through studies, work experience, and/or personal travel

  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas

  • Strong writing and research skills

  • Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English

Application Documents:

Please include the following documents in your application -

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Remote office environment

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer

  • Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail

  • Telephone, printer, calculator, copier, PDAs and other hand-held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • 0%

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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