UHC Research and Policy Intern (Spring 2020)


PAI champions policies that make it possible for every woman to have quality reproductive health care. We work with policymakers in Washington and our network of partners in developing countries to remove the policy roadblocks between women and the care they need.


We are currently recruiting a UHC Research and Policy Intern for Spring 2020.


This internship will support PAI’s newly launched Universal Health Coverage and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights evidence-based policy analysis and advocacy project spanning seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Specifically, the intern will conduct background research and support the development of six country policy landscaping case studies. The intern will review relevant literature and data sources, as well as help draft content. This internship is ideal for someone seeking experience combining technical research and policy analysis skills with practical advocacy applications.


Specific duties will include:

  • Reviewing existing material and compiling secondary data to support policy landscaping
  • Helping to draft country-specific content for case studies
  • Providing logistical support for internal/external meetings and events including securing catering and event space, preparing agendas and minutes, and compiling materials



  • A graduate student focused on public health, international development/affairs, women’s empowerment, reproductive health and/or public policy
  • An interest in reproductive health and family planning issues and country-level public policy
  • Familiarity with universal health coverage, health systems and financing concepts
  • Strong research and analysis skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly precise attention to detail, strong organizational skills


Learning Objectives

  • The intern will be exposed to various countries’ national-level policy frameworks and become familiar with the intersection of policy analysis and advocacy
  • The intern will sharpen research, analysis and writing skills


Duration of Internship

The internship will last approximately 16 weeks during the months of February-May 2020, with an opportunity to extend dependent upon need.


The time commitment for this internship is 15-20 hours per week and is paid the DC minimum wage of $14.00/hour.


If you are interested in doing the internship for credit, please let us know the specific requirements of your program, including length and number of hours.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lethia Bernard, Senior Project Manager, Universal Health Coverage, lbernard@pai.org with “UHC Research and Policy Intern” in the subject line.