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Also, mark your calendars for March 8, 2021! We are hosting a virtual event on #InternationalWomensDay entitled, “Towards a Fistula-Free Future: 15 Years of Breakthroughs and Program Impact.” Register today: http://bit.ly/FCPlus-Webinar

Thanks everyone! The FC+ website is a great place to start for more information and resources on fistula prevention and treatment, including research results, project reports, and stories from providers and clients. http://bit.ly/fistularesources https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1364608432880443393

Obstetric fistula is a beacon of inequality, as it occurs where women are already living with limited resources and access to healthcare. Additionally, once fistula occurs, women often face significant stigma and isolation which can impact their social and economic wellbeing. https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1364605591528886273

We also must strengthen the healthcare workforce, particularly by supporting high-quality surgical training to ensure women receive quality c-sections when needed–a focus of the new @USAID_MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning & Obstetrics project led by @EngenderHealth.

Great question! To truly #EndFistula, we must prevent new cases while treating existing ones. Some keys to fistula prevention are girls’ education, addressing poverty, delaying marriage age, access to sexual & repro healthcare, and timely & high-quality emergency obstetric care. https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1364605397756182530

Yes. Depending on severity, there are surgical & non-surgical treatment options. The Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project works to strengthen the entire continuum of care–from prevention to fistula diagnosis, safe surgical repair, rehabilitation, & reintegration back to her community. https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1364605303858282499

Obstetric fistula is a maternal injury that can occur from prolonged/obstructed labor where a woman is left with a hole in the birth canal that leaks urine and/or feces. An estimated 2 million women live with this devastating condition–almost all in low & middle-income countries. https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1364598320333791237

Starting now! Tune in to for an interactive session on obstetric fistula with the @USAID @fistulacare Plus project.

"Everyone, equally, has a human right to health. However, our health systems, communities, and nations do not support people's health equally or equitably."

Read the full text from @EngenderHealth & @POuagaPF on diversity and solidarity in global health: https://bit.ly/3uvFsCO

Prioritize inclusion of people who suffer the most from inequities in health and health-care for designing solutions to address their needs. Commentary with @EngenderHealth team who talk about #power & #DiversityandInclusion in global health @TraciLBaird https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(21)00029-2/fulltext#%20

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EngenderHealth Internship Program

Overview

The EngenderHealth internship program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds to gain valuable experience and to meaningfully contribute to our work.

The objective of the program is to foster professional growth aligned with the student’s academic and career aspirations. EngenderHealth interns work on specific projects with a range of our programs and teams. Interships may be subject-, country/region-, or department-focused. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend internal and external meetings and participate in intern learning and engagement sessions with speakers from EngenderHealth and other global health organizations.

Types of Internships

EngenderHealth offers spring, summer, and fall internships.

Internships are usually 10 weeks and located in Washington, DC. Opportunities that allow for work outside of Washington, DC will be specified in the position description. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all US-based internships are currently remote (at least through summer 2021).

EngenderHealth believes that interns should be compensated in an equitable manner, and thus we prioritize offering paid internships. In special circumstances, we will consider unpaid internships. Internships can be for academic credit or not, depending on the intern’s school requirements and options.

Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted online through our career portal by the application deadline listed in the position description.
  • Upload your cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation.
  • If writing samples are required for a particular internship, the posting will include the request to upload them with your resume and cover letter as part of your application.
  • We make every effort to communicate clearly about the status of your application. If you have questions, you can reach out to us at hr@engenderhealth.org.

Spring

Internships posted: Early October
Application deadline: Late October

Summer

Internships posted: Early March
Application deadline: Late March

Fall

Internships posted: Early July
Application deadline: Late July

Because of recruiting volume, we can only accept applications for internships that are currently open. Please note that the above posting and deadline dates are approximate. For the exact application deadline date for an internship position, refer to the position description. All open internship opportunities are listed under our careers site.

Hear from our previous interns!

Ana ShimeallAna ShimeallFall 2020 Digital Communications Intern: “Interning at EngenderHealth proved to be a formative experience, solidifying my desire to pursue a career in global health during my gap year. The work I produced as a member of the Communications Team was valued, and I was surrounded by inspiring mentors who took the time to offer meaningful advice and feedback. I especially enjoyed the intern learning and engagement sessions, which enabled me to expand my global health network both within and outside of EngenderHealth. After my internship, I was fortunate to be offered a full-time, six-month position as the Communications Coordinator.”

 

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