Position Description

Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition Intern- Resolve to Save Lives
Location United States
Department RESOLVE GENERAL
# of openings 1
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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
The cardiovascular health nutrition intern will work to compile and document sodium reduction resources, tools, and reports developed by RTSL and partners. The intern will assist with updating the LINKS salt toolkit, track and document sodium reduction research, and develop case studies to highlight RTSL country sodium reduction projects.
This internship may also provide opportunity to provide support for ongoing projects in the nutrition portfolio. This may include activities such as data analysis, developing reports, and providing support to ongoing country activities, etc. Examples of specific additional activities include:

  • Developing short toolkits for implementation of low sodium salt interventions
  • Compiling existing strategies and documenting progress and gaps on projects to reduce sodium in restaurants and other food consumed outside the home.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate student in the areas of public health, nutrition, public policy or a related field
  • Preferred skills or knowledge in writing, some quantitative work, background knowledge on nutrition and/or non-communicable diseases

Internship Details:

  • Up to 25 hours a week, paid
  • September through December 2021
  • The internship will be remote, with potential opportunity to visit the NYC office, depending on COVID
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