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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Project Management Systems & Operations Intern | NTD-SC| Temporary in Decatur, Georgia

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The Task Force for Global Health is offering an internship opportunity to a currently enrolled graduate student. Part-time, 20 hours/week.


  • Work as part of an ongoing Task Force program

  • Become exposed to pressing ethical issues in global health

  • Become familiar with working with coalitions and collaborative concepts

  • Work with a supervisor who is interested in mentoring


  • Under direct supervision, performs a variety of tasks requiring limited independent judgment.

  • Research, compile and prepare routine or ad-hoc reports

  • Research and maintain records, files, and logs

  • Assist in data migration

  • May initiate or maintain contact with partners or contractors and respond to, research, and resolve inquiries of a routine nature

  • May assist in developing, implementing, and managing programs or projects


  • The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH), based in Atlanta and founded nearly 40 years ago to advance health equity, works with partners in more than 150 countries to eliminate diseases, ensure access to vaccines, and essential medicines, and strengthen health systems to protect populations.


  • The Neglected Tropical Disease Support Center (NTD-SC) is a program within the Task Force that supports operational research on shared issues confronting 5 diseases (lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, trachoma, soil transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis, and leprosy).

  • The mission of the NTD-SC is to provide the technical assistance and problem-solving research necessary to ensure a strong scientific base for the massive global public health effort currently underway to eliminate these NTDs.

  • The NTD-SC is also the secretariat for the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD).


  • The NTD-SC currently manages 75 contracted research projects across over 30 countries using a complex system for monitoring and reporting the progress and outcomes of these studies.

  • Integral to the NTD-SC’s work are the mechanisms used to ensure that contractual and financial obligations that support this research are met, and implementing partners are provided optimal project management support.


  • Under the direction of a NTD-SC Project Manager, intern will work to understand, document and assist with project management operations, as well as support NTD-SC continuous improvement efforts aimed at ensuring effective project management tools, systems, and procedures are in place and well maintained.

  • Primary responsibilities will include the following:


  • Working across the project management, finance, and technical teams, intern will provide the following assistance to TFGH’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center’s program operations:

  • Updating and/or contribute to the development of project and activity work-flows, SOPs, and job aids

  • Assist with project tracking improvements and/or systems and process strengthening for areas of insufficiency or where tools are no longer fit-for-use

  • Perform basic Smartsheet updates and improvements

  • Report during operations related meetings as well as reoccurring project management related meetings

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Currently enrolled as a graduate student in a college or university.


  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness of information and data

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with well-developed proficiency in MS Excel

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to work independently as well as work in a fast-paced environment to achieve results.

  • Experience with Smartsheet

  • Proficiency in VBA and Macros for MS Excel desired, but not a required

  • Interest in systems development and project management

  • Demonstrated excellence in organization, writing, and project management

  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, especially in cross-cultural settings

  • Demonstrated ability to work within cross-functional teams

  • Interest in Global Health

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 98521

Job Type Temporary Part-Time

Division Affiliated Organizations

Department Task Force for Global Health

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Admissions & Student Life

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Decatur

Location : Name Task Force for Global Health