Health and Nutrition Research Intern

World Vision USA

Job Description

Posted on: 
February 21, 2024

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Remote within the US - Health and Nutrition Research Intern

 Summer 2024

World Vision Internships provide a three-month opportunity for exceptional students and recent graduates ready to explore a career in the international relief and development sector. We are committed to providing interns with a meaningful learning experience where they can learn, grow, and connect alongside other emerging professionals who are passionate about our mission.

Learn: Take on challenging and meaningful work assignments while developing your technical skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Grow: Deepen your understanding of the sector, develop your leadership potential, and grow your Christian faith during weekly professional development seminars and workshops.

Connect: Form connections with a diverse nationwide intern cohort and build your professional network at one of the largest international relief, development, and advocacy organisations in the world.

BEFORE APPLYING, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 24 hours per week for the entire internship period: 20 May – 16 August. 
  • Eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must have a valid US Social Security Number.
  • Be physically located in one of the following states where WVI is registered as an employer: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia (Washington D.C.), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
  • Current or recent graduate from a graduate programme (within 2 years).
  • Adhere to World Vision International’s Christian Statement of Faith.
  • Willingness to use own electronic devices for internship purposes, and disposition to let WVI install endpoint security software on those devices.


  • Stipend: All US-based interns are paid a monthly stipend of $800
  • Hours: Full-time and part-time opportunities are available (24-40 hours/week)
  • Internship Location: Remote within the US (see eligible states above).
  • Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Master in Public Health, Global Health, or related field.


Good health and nutrition empower children. Our work promotes positive child development and well-being, prevents child death, reduces illness, and improves nutrition. We support over 184,000 Community Health Workers in 46 countries, providing timely counselling on healthy behaviours and building bridges to improved health and nutrition services. Our integrated approach enables caregivers, service providers, and over 300,000 faith leaders, to protect, advocate for, and improve the health and nutrition of children where we work.

The Opportunity

As a Health and Nutrition Research Intern, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Support World Vision with the following research initiatives:
  • Evaluating the acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of an innovative approach to decrease adolescent anemia in Mozambique
  • Evaluating the acceptability, feasibility, and performance of a multi-diagnostic pulse oximeter during sick child visits in Burundi
  • Evaluating the acceptability, feasibility, and performance of an innovative laser height device in Cambodia
  • Other research initiatives in low-resourced contexts.
  • Access weekly professional development programming delivered by WV People and Culture.
  • Be surrounded by people who motivate and inspire you.
  • Make a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable children.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Liaise with Principal Investigator and Research Coordinator to help support research activities and analyze qualitative data collected through Focus Group Discussions, Individual Interviews, and household surveys.
  • Participate in weekly study calls/meetings and become familiar with the study protocol, including the use of consent/assent forms.
  • Increase knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Increase skills in qualitative data analysis, including the use of the software MaxQDA.
  • Code focus group transcripts and individual transcripts for key themes using a Code Book developed by the Principal Investigator, when needed.
  • Support the writing up of key findings generated through the qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

Essential qualities for this role:

  • You are enrolled in, or completed, a Master’s in Public Health.
  • You are familiar with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
  • You have global health and nutrition knowledge.
  • You have cultural sensitivity when liaising with staff from other countries.
  • You can organize ideas into a coherent written narrative.
  • You can work independently and you feel comfortable with remote working.
  • You are passionate about using your God-given talents to positively impact the world.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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