Web Developer Intern – Resolve to Save Lives
Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization that strengthens public health systems and addresses the world’s leading causes of illness, injury, and death. We currently work in over 70 countries, supporting data-driven decision making, advancing evidence-based public health policies and programs, and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Our programs are concentrated in low- and middle-income countries and cities in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.
Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, international organizations, community organizations, academic and other partners in more than 40 countries to save millions of lives by reducing preventable deaths from cardiovascular disease and strengthening capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about us, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/; https://preventepidemics.org/; and https://linkscommunity.org/.
At Resolve to Save Lives, we value learning and professional development, and the contributions of a diverse workforce. We believe it is important to mentor future leaders from historically underrepresented groups who will grow personally and professionally and create impact in the public health sector. Interns at Resolve to Save Lives will have the chance to develop skills and contribute to our initiatives through engaging, meaningful work assignments that can help jump start their career in public health.
About this Role:
Simple is a digital tool that supports large-scale hypertension programs in India, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia. The Simple Team is composed of experts in many fields—from software designers and engineers to public health officials and doctors. We are a diverse team spread around the world—from India and the UK to San Francisco, Wisconsin, and New York.
The engineering intern will be focused on the Simple.org project at Resolve to Save Lives, with a particular focus on the Simple Dashboard, which is used by health systems managers to monitor how their hypertension program is doing. Read more about the Simple Dashboard here: https://www.simple.org/simple-dashboard/
The intern will be working with experienced Rails developers in the US and India to make improvements to the Simple Dashboard and to develop new features. The intern will work on real open source code that will benefit patients around the world.