Research Intern (Center for Global Health Engagement)

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Updated: June 2, 2018
Job ID: 213935
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Location: Rockville, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Research Assistant and AME Support Intern to support the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) in Rockville, Maryland.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CGHE. Individual works with specific grant team members on a variety of task to include literature searches, scholarly review, analytical assessments and administrative task as assigned and appropriate.  CGHE is a Uniformed Services University based center that assist the Department of Defense in integrating and synchronizing Health Engagement contributions to the Joint Force, Combatant Commands and the Military Services, and ultimately links these activities to national security objectives.


  1. Prepares and conducts background research and/or literature reviews on proposed key topics.
  2. Prepares and develops program materials specified by the grant/project statement of work, the grant/project team, and the Program Management team.
  3. Entry and analysis of current available data.
  4. Administrative duties and functions.
  5. Prepare and author reports on findings.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.
  7. May travel to local government agencies to gain additional knowledge.


  1. Assist the Training Coordinator in liaising with course instructors (subject matter experts) to develop and refine course curricula and edit corresponding materials;
  2. Assist the Training Coordinator with the development of course agendas, reports, web articles, press releases, and program fact sheets;
  3. Assist the Conference Manager with coordination of logistical needs (meeting materials, travel coordination etc.) and follow-up as needed;
  4. Assist the Training Coordinator with preparation of meeting/activity summaries and ensure distribution to participants/stakeholders;
  5. Support other APRRP activities as directed, including AME activities to support the APRRP program. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Excellent organizational skills;
  2. Attention to detail;
  3. Interpersonal skills;
  4. Ability to communicate (verbal and written) effectively in English;
  5. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
  6. Ability to exercise sound judgment;
  7. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  8. English fluency.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Familiarity with disaster management, public health, and international development issues; French fluency, ideally including experience in translation and interpretation. International experience preferred.

Minimum Education: High school or College Coursework towards Bachelor’s degree in a related subject: International Relations or Affairs, Emergency/Disaster Management, Public Health, Communication.

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of experience

Physical Capabilities: The ability to lift and carry moderate to heavy weight objects (50-75 lbs.).  

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Works under the direct supervision of the AME Program Manager and receives appropriate programmatic and technical guidance from the Principal Investigator, where necessary . Work is evaluated in accordance with Henry M. Jackson Foundation Policy including, but not limited to, results achieved towards established goals and requirements, effectiveness, timeliness, application of sound business practices, and efficient use of resources.  

Work Environment: Office environment. 

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

Any qualifications to be considered as