[fyeg_gen-l] YouthNet 2005 Internship Program

Natalie Debono ndebono at ba-malta.org
Wed Feb 23 11:34:22 CET 2005

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Greetings colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the YouthNet Internship recruitment for summer 2005
is underway. Kindly share the attached announcement with your organizations,
collaborating partners, agencies, and networks.

Thank you.

YouthNet Internship Coordinator
Family Health International
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201 USA

The YouthNet program of Family Health International (FHI) announces an eleven-week internship program designed to give current or recent undergraduate and graduate university students from developing countries experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating youth reproductive health (YRH) and HIV/AIDS programs.  A maximum of six positions, based in the Washington, DC, area are available.  The internship program will run from May 30 to August 12, 2005.

YouthNet is a global program, managed by FHI, committed to improving the reproductive health (RH) and HIV/AIDS prevention behaviors of youth 10 - 24 years old.  It is designed to meet the unique, complex, and often wide-ranging RH and HIV prevention needs of young people as well as those of their parents and other adults who work with youth and influence their well-being.  As such, YouthNet collaborates with youth, parents, religious and community leaders, policymakers, schools, health professionals, employers, the media, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other youth networks to improve the RH of young people worldwide.  Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), YouthNet works to strengthen programs, conduct research, strengthen policy, disseminate information, and improve services that address the RH and AIDS prevention needs and rights of youth.

How Will The Internship Work?
Each intern will develop a collaborative relationship with YouthNet staff working in one of the technical areas related to YRH and HIV/AIDS.  The technical areas include:  

* Behaviour Change and Communication
* Monitoring and Evaluation
* Policy 
* Youth Participation
* Community Involvement

Interns will receive free housing (if needed) and an expense allowance of $300 per week.  Travel to/from the Washington, DC area to participate in the internship will be covered (up to $400 per individual). 

Who Should Apply?
Dynamic individuals from developing countries currently enrolled in or recently graduated from U.S.-based universities who expect to return to their country of origin after their studies are complete.  Individuals must have particular interests, experience, or skills in YRH and HIV/AIDS in developing country contexts and one or more of the technical areas listed above. Non-Health, Development Studies majors, and HIV+ youth are encouraged to apply.  Foreign language and computer skills are desirable.  

How Do I Apply?
Applicants should send:
1. A current resume (C.V.) 
2. A cover letter identifying their technical skills and interests, why they should be considered for the internship in a particular technical area, and highlighting how the internship matches his or her career goals
3. A letter of recommendation from the applicant's advisor, professor, or supervisor in an applicable field

Incomplete application submissions will NOT be considered.

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2005.

Applications and inquiries can be sent via e-mail to youthnetinterns at fhi.org, or by mail and fax to:
YouthNet Interns
Family Health International
2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700
Arlington, VA  22201
FAX: (703) 516 9199

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