Holt International’s Child Nutrition Program is a unique data driven training program designed to improve hygiene and sanitation, nutrition, feeding, and health monitoring practices to achieve improved child growth and health. We work with vulnerable and unrepresented population in international child health and nutrition programs. Through an intensive training of the trainers and database/health management system Holt has seen dramatic improvement in child health indicators: anemia, stunting, wasting and underweight. We also track morbidities, special needs, feeding practices, diets, supplementation, mid-upper arm circumference, head circumference and other child indicators.
We are looking for a motivated individuals who passionate about child health. Interns will be able to work on a large variety of projects based on their interests including: research, curriculum development, assessment, monitoring and evaluation tool development, data cleaning and analysis, advocacy, and program promotion. Students will have the ability to provide input on program optimization, growth and impact analysis.
Successful applicants will have the following:
• Coursework in areas including; public health, health policy/research, epidemiology, data analysis, nutrition, child development, or project management
• Data analysis experience
• Interest in researching and analyzing childhood nutrition, health and feeding practices
• Some experience writing curriculum and monitoring and evaluation methodologies
SCHEDULE & TIMELINE
This an unpaid internship. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this internship is currently remote-based. Current office hours are Monday to Thursday 8:30- 4 pm and Friday 8:30-12pm. This internship will be offered for on a rotating basis for fall, winter, spring and summer school terms. Duration of the internship is minimum 3-4 months. Students interested in long-term research projects can intern with Holt up to 3 school terms. All pre-placement documentation must be finalized prior to beginning internship with Holt International. Background checks may be required, any associated costs will be covered by Holt International.
Typically, the Nutrition Program takes an intern each quarter depending on our capacity for supporting one as well as the potential for purposeful projects or research given our goals and direction during that time of year. Some examples of possible intern projects include;
– Curriculum and content development.
– Data Analysis
– Literature Reviews
– Logistical Framework or Monitoring and Evaluation Tools
– Grant Writing
Email Emily DeLacey, Nutrition Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with a completed application, resume and cover letter to apply. Please include your area of interest and term available for the internship.