Intern - African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership

Updated: January 14, 2020
Job ID: 215498
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Location: Rockville, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking an Intern to support the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership located at the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) in Rockville, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to (Program). Established by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) works to lead, integrate and synchronize the University’s contributions to Department of Defense (DoD) global health engagement and national security objectives by providing a hub for GHE thought leadership and knowledge, strategic communications and outreach, operational support, 
research, and capability integration of education, training and planning. HJF provides direct scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CGHE.

The APRRP Intern will work under the supervision of the APRRP Program Manager in support of the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership (APRRP) which is designed to strengthen the capacity of African troop-contributing countries (TCC) to rapidly respond to emerging crises in Africa. Effectively responding to emerging crises before they threaten regional stability requires sustainable, rapid response peacekeeping capabilities in Africa. APRRP seeks to build the key military enablers: transportation, engineering, logistics, communications, and medical capabilities, to establish, operate, and sustain bases of operations in a deployed environment. CGHE serves as the primary implementing partner for trainingrelated to the development of medical capabilities.


  1. Assist the Training Coordinator and Training Manager in liaising with course instructors(subject matter experts) to develop and refine course curricula and edit corresponding materials.
  2. Assist the Training Coordinator and Training Manager 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 and Training Manager with preparation of meeting/activity summaries/Workbook and ensure distribution to participants/stakeholders;
  5. Support other APRRP activities as directed.

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.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 0-2 years of experience. 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.
Physical Capabilities: The ability to lift and carry moderate to heavy weight objects (50-75 lbs.).

Supervisory Responsibilities: Works under the direct supervision of the APRRP Program Manager and receives appropriate programmatic and technical guidance from the Principal Investigator. 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 equivalent

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

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