Population Services International LAC Intern in Washington, DC, United States

Job title LAC Intern

Department: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Based in: Washington, DC

Reports to the Associate Program Manager

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (better known as “PSI”), a global health non-profit. We aim to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by marketing affordable health products and services (think mosquito nets, condoms, HIV testing and more). We are a $600m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 60 countries. Check out www.psi.org for more on what gets us out of bed in the morning.

Join us!

Though contested by other program departments, the LAC team is clearly the best at PSI. LAC is known as the “innovation lab,” a place where exciting new ideas in global health are tested. Currently, we have programs operating in The Caribbean (ex. The Dominican Republic, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago), Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Paraguay. This is a 6-month internship opportunity.

Your contribution

YOU WILL…Always be doing something different every day! Some examples include:

  • Research health topics and write literature reviews for country offices

  • Liaise with staff in country offices for various tasks as needed

  • Edit, format, and/or translate reports and presentations;

  • Assist in proposal writing and editing;

  • Assist with travel arrangements and expense report preparation;

  • Respond to internal and external requests for information;

  • Assist with management and organization of donor programmatic and financial deliverables;

  • Assist in creation of communications materials, including one pagers and presentations;

  • Assist with website/SharePoint updates and revisions as necessary; and

  • Fulfill other programmatic and administrative functions as required.

What are we looking for?

Education: BA or other in a related area of study preferred.

Language: You are highly proficient in Spanish. Seriously, we’re going to interview you in Spanish. If you also speak French, then we really want to talk to you.

Communication: You write beautifully, your distinguished narrative style brings us to tears. You feel comfortable speaking up when you have something important to say, and you’re great about proactively reaching out to others to offer your support.

Tech Savviness: Advanced computer skills (Wiki editing, Adobe Suite, MS Office).

Experience: This isn’t your first job and you’ve had exposure to a fast-paced office environment.

Analytic: You enjoy tackling problems and aren’t afraid to propose solutions. It would be super cool if you’ve got experience in financial analysis too.

Initiative: You don’t wait to be told what to do. You see a need and you meet it, you’re bold.

Please apply online at www.psi.org. Position is open until filled. No calls or emails please.


  • Non Exempt

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

Job ID: 2017-1345

Country (Full Name): United States