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Employment & Internships

Working at GBCHealth

At GBCHealth, our employees are our most valuable asset in supporting business sector efforts to improve global health. GBCHealth seeks highly qualified and deeply dedicated employees to support our member companies, to communicate our insights and thought leadership, and to add value and spirit to our global workplace community.

GBCHealth is currently seeking to fill the following openings:

Internships: 

Internship Opportunities

Global Fund Private Sector Delegation and Membership Internship

Summer-Fall 2013 | Full-Time: June - December

About the Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD):

At GBCHealth, we host the Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) – a group of leading companies and private sector organizations committed to supporting the Global Fund’s mission to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. For more information on the PSD, please visit http://goo.gl/we6HI .

Internship description:

This internship will span three months from mid-June through the end of August with the *possibility for an extension through mid-December*. All interested candidates should be available full-time (9 am – 6 pm). The intern will work with both the PSD and Membership Teams as needed.

The intern’s responsibilities are:

  • Researching companies' engagement with HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria.
  • Tracking Global Fund programs, policies and announcements.
  • Assisting with preparation for Global Fund Board Meetings; drafting news items for website, newsletters and print publications.
  • Developing presentations and communication materials; summarizing reports.
  • Note-taking at meetings and teleconferences.
  • Administrative duties, including organizing correspondence, managing event logistics, coordinating e-mail and print mailings, arranging travel, and providing data base support/maintenance.

About the Membership Team:

This team advises members on the best business approaches to fighting health challenges. We provide strategic guidance on workplace and community programs; develop industry and regional strategies for corporate action; identify and broker partnerships; and convene members at regional and global events. This internship offers a hands-on, substantive experience contributing to the organization's membership services, business development, events and thought leadership to support GBCHealth activities globally. Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting initiatives such as Healthy Women Health Economies & Global Smokefree Worksite Challenge.
  • Conducting research on GBCHealth members, focusing on their business and CSR activities.
  • Researching prospective companies, foundations and organizations.
  • Maintaining and updating member directory on website including member profiles and CSR content.
  • Creating and updating marketing briefs related to member value proposition, industry engagement strategies and content focus areas.
  • Supporting the planning of meetings and teleconferences.
  • Maintaining data base with the most current CSR and corporate information on GBCHealth members.
  • Conducting analyses on Excel to identify trends and guide strategy for member engagement.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in project management and managing competing priorities
  • Exceptional attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multi-task and adapt in a dynamic environment
  • Strong writing, editing and research experience and skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, with working knowledge of databases
  • Experience working in an international organization a plus
  • Experience working with Salesforce.com preferred

Appropriate for:

  • MPH and/or MBA graduate students
  • Recently graduated undergraduates with experience or interest in business and public health

Compensation:

  • GBCHealth’s Internship program provides a rich learning experience in a dynamic global organization.
  • Stipend - $100/week

How to Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to gbcinternship@gbchealth.org. In the subject line, enter the internship opportunity you are applying for along with your first and last name. For example: PSD & Membership Internship Summer/Fall 2013, Jane Doe. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis; we suggest submitting applications as early as possible.

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Business Action on Health Awards Intern

Fall 2013 | Full time: September - December

Internship Description & Primary Responsibilities: GBCHealth is seeking an intern to work in the Membership & Advisory Services department, with a specific focus on GBCHealth's 2014 Business Action on Health Awards. The Awards will be presented in May 2014 to companies whose programs are making an outstanding contribution to addressing urgent global health needs around the world.

The Awards intern will assist staff in the Membership and Communications departments in all facets of planning and implementing the 2014 Awards, including (but not limited to):

  • developing segmented marketing & communications strategies to maximize corporate participation
  • researching best-in-class corporate health programs and encouraging companies to apply
  • providing guidance and feedback on draft applications from GBCHealth member companies;
  • processing incoming applications and nominations and managing correspondence with applicants;
  • managing targeted mailings and internal communications with GBCHealth staff  regarding the awards;
  • handling outreach to and coordination of the expert judging panel
  • monitoring the awards website and email address; and other related administrative and project management duties. 

If the successful candidate chooses to stay on for the Spring, s/he will also be involved with: planning and executing the award presentations; correspondence with honorees and presenters; producing presentations and communications materials; and writing and editing case studies of winning programs. Candidates with a strong public health background may also participate in the internal review of awards applications.

The Awards internship includes exciting opportunities to interact with leaders in business, multilaterals and NGOs on health-related issues. A strong interest or background in public health is highly desired.

Additional Responsibilities: The Awards intern may also be asked to assist on non-awards related tasks within the Membership Department. The Department’s overall priorities are to provide strategic guidance to GBCHealth members on workplace and community programs; develop industry and regional (geographical) strategies for corporate action; identify and broker partnerships (business-to-business as well as public-private partnerships; and convene members at regional and global events.

Interns in the Membership department will learn about global health issue areas and corporate social investment strategies. They will be involved in researching companies’ engagement with diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria,  diabetes and maternal health;  supporting member events; drafting website content; developing presentations and communication materials; and copy-editing print publications. Interns will at times perform administrative duties, including assisting in the organization of events, coordinating e-mail and print mailings, and helping with database maintenance.

Desired Qualifications: • Experience in project management and balancing competing priorities • Strong attention to detail • High degree of organization • Ability to multitask and adapt in a dynamic environment • Enthusiasm and interest for the work required • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office tools • Experience with databases (Salesforce a plus) • Strong writing, editing and research  skills • Prior global health coursework.

Appropriate for: • The majority of internship positions within the department are appropriate for a MPH or MBA graduate student with experience in public health and/or corporate social responsibility. This position would be appropriate for a highly qualified and motivated undergraduate or recent graduate with an interest and passion for what we do. Preference will be given to candidates that are available full time during business hours (9am - 6pm), but part time applicants will also be considered. GBCHealth Interns must have permission to work in the United States.

GBCHealth is committed to the professional development of its interns and offers training opportunities such as “101” seminars on key health topics, training in effective public speaking, career development, etc. Additionally, GBCHealth staff  provide networking opportunities and recommendations for successful interns.

How to apply:

  • Send your resume and cover letter to gbcinternship@gbchealth.org.
  • In the subject line, enter AWARDS INTERNSHIP, along with your first and last name. For example: Awards Internship, Jane Doe.

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Public Health and Corporate Social Investment Internship

GBCHealth is a coalition of the world’s leading companies and organizations committed to investing their resources to making a healthier world for their employees, for the communities in which they work, and for the world at large. GBCHealth, formerly the Global Business on AIDS, TB and Malaria, was established in 2001 by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Ambassador Richard Holbrooke to mobilize the business community to address the world’s most pressing global health challenges.

Internship Description

This highly competitive, full-time internship begins in September, extending through mid-December (with the possibility of continuing for the academic year).

Applicants should have knowledge, experience, and interest in one or all the following areas: HIV and AIDS, TB, Malaria, Maternal Child Health, Reproductive Health and Non-Communicable Disease. In addition to other responsibilities, the intern will be specifically charged with supporting the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA).

This internship program offers a hands-on, substantive experience which will help member corporations to drive a sustainability agenda around global health. The internship is offered by the GBCHealth Content Team, the hub of global health expertise that takes the lead in driving public health content, resources and guidance within the organization and among GBCHealth’s 200+ members.

This is a dynamic team whose role it is to advise members about the best business approaches to fighting health challenges that yields impact for both the company's bottom line and for global health outcomes. We provide strategic guidance to GBCHealth members on workplace and community programs; develop industry and regional (geographical) strategies for corporate action; identify and broker partnerships (business-to-business as well as public-private partnerships; and convene members at regional and global events.

GBCHealth is committed to the professional development of its highly-qualified intern cohorts, and offers training opportunities on a monthly basis such as 101 seminars on key health topics, trainings on effective public speaking and presentations, etc. Additionally, GBCHealth staff provide networking opportunities and recommendations for successful interns.

Responsibilities:

The Public Health and Corporate Social Investment Interns will support both operation and content development of the membership team including but not limited to:

  • Research and develop case studies, issue briefs, website content and newsletters;
  • Help organize webinars on cutting-edge global health topics featuring prominent leaders in the field and across industries;
  • Help keep GBCHealth staff and member companies abreast of new developments in the global health field by organizing brown bag lunches, 101 seminars for staff, and disseminating relevant articles and findings;
  • Assist with database management to keep track of GBCHealth offerings to member accounts;
  • Represent GBCHealth at relevant local global health events.
  • Provide support for GBCHealth’s 2013 Malaria workshops in Sub-Saharan Africa, including agenda development, speaker research, logistics and report writing;
  • Serve as rapporteur for CAMA meetings and conference calls, draft articles for CAMA newsletters and GBCHealth website on malaria-related business action, maintain the CAMA and GBCHealth Salesforce databases;
  • Research and identify prospective member companies to participate in CAMA.

Qualifications:

  • MPH, MPA and/or MBA graduate students, or candidates with an undergraduate degree in public health;
  • Professional, academic, internship or volunteer experience in public health and/or corporate social responsibility;
  • Excellent writing, communication and research skills suitable for varied audiences (corporate, NGO and academia);
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment;
  • Strong organizational skills, close attention to detail, ability to multi-task and be proactive;
  • Flexibility, patience and grace under pressure in an environment of changing organizational dynamics;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including a strong working knowledge of database management;
  • Familiarity with social media (Facebook, twitter, etc.)
  • Available full-time

Compensation:

  • This internship is unpaid; however, we do offer a stipend to offset transportation costs of $100/week
  • Upon successful completion of the internship, we are happy to offer a recommendation letter and networking opportunities.

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to gbcinternship@gbchealth.org. In the subject line, please enter “Public Health and Corporate Social Investment Intern” along with your first and last name. For example: Public Health and Corporate Social Investment Intern, Jane Doe.

No phone calls please. We will only respond to those candidates whose qualifications most closely match the internship description. The start date for the internship is September 9, 2013. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis; we suggest applying as early as possible.

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