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Internship Opportunity at RTI International

Internship Opportunity at RTI International

Act East Internship, Tanzania

  •  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  •  Intern
  •  10346


The RTI University Collaboration Office seeks a prospect for the Act East Internship, Tanzania within the International Development Group (IDG).

Through the Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases| East programs, RTI’s International Development Group empowers governments of endemic countries to lead national NTD control programs and scale up the delivery of preventive chemotherapy for the seven most common NTDs.

The selected intern will receive a brief overview of Act East and the work done in the selected neglected tropical disease(s) (trachoma, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, or lymphatic filariasis etc.)

Learning Objectives:

  • Strengthen program communication, system thinking, and data analysis skills.


  • Develop communication materials (e.g., fact sheets, infographics, presentations, social media posts) on the selected neglected tropical disease(s) for various stakeholders (e.g., community members, policymakers, donors).
  • Participate in meetings with stakeholders to present and discuss the communication materials.
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improving the health systems, including the integration of neglected tropical disease programs into existing health systems in relation to Act East
  • Collect and analyze data from various sources (e.g., surveys, health records, program reports).
  • Conduct statistical analyses to identify trends and patterns in the data.
  • Interpret the results of the data analyses in the context of the epidemiology of the selected neglected tropical disease(s).
  • Synthesize the findings into actionable recommendations for program implementation and policy development.
  • Communication materials developed and presented to stakeholders.
  • Analysis of health systems and identification of opportunities for improvement.
  • Data collection and analysis report with recommendations for program implementation and policy development.

RTI’s Internship Program emphasizes experiential and mentored learning experiences, providing students and recent degree recipients an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills in a meaningful and practical way. We are committed to developing the future workforce by encouraging interns to explore various career paths in a nonprofit research institute setting that values diversity and inclusion. Through this program, interns will be exposed to RTI’s open and educational culture; support RTI’s mission to improve the human condition; and build upon their career goals.

Additional Information

This virtual academic credit internship will take place from June 2023 through August 2023. A stipend will be provided for any project related travel. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours, Monday through Friday.


Required Qualifications

  • Must be local to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Currently enrolled graduate student studying Public Health, Epidemiology
  • Eligible to receive academic credit

EEO & Pay Equity Statements

As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach and one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit

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