Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization that strengthens public health systems and addresses the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making, advancing evidence-based public health policies and programs, and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Our programs are concentrated in low- and middle-income countries and cities in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.
Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, international organizations, community organizations, academic and other partners in more than 40 countries to save millions of lives by reducing preventable deaths from cardiovascular disease and strengthening capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about us, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/; https://preventepidemics.org/; and https://linkscommunity.org/.
At Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, we value learning and professional development, and the contributions of a diverse workforce. We believe it is important to mentor future leaders from underrepresented groups who will grow personally and professionally and create impact in the public health sector. Interns at Resolve to Save Lives will have the chance to develop skills and contribute to our initiatives through engaging, meaningful work assignments that can help jump start their career in public health.
The Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) Cardiovascular Health Initiative provides assistance and targeted investment to governments and civil society, with a focus on three strategies proven to significantly reduce risk: eliminating trans fat from the global food supply, improving treatment of high blood pressure, and reducing salt intake. RTSL work is primarily focused in 10 countries and has offices in India, China, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
Successful program design is founded on evidence from clinical and field studies. Government policies and budgets aligned with program goals are also important ingredients. This intern will support the Cardiovascular Health team by generating and summarizing clinical, public health, and policy evidence to guide the work. They will also generate case studies of successful projects, helping to facilitate learning across RTSL project sites.
- Graduate student
- Area of study: Public Health
- Required skills: Familiarity with basic epidemiology, statistics, and program evaluation principles
- Up to 25 hours a week
- January through May 2021 with the possible option to renew, based on mutual agreement
- Internship will be based out of the New York office but will be remote while the office remains closed