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2020 Internship for Postgraduate Students at African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

The Center currently has three internship opportunities for a period of 3-6 months starting from April 2020. The internships provide an opportunity for postgraduate students to develop a deep appreciation of various elements of research through attachment in a highly active research environment

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non- governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to postgraduate African students.
  • Applicants must be willing to commit a period of 3-6 months on the internship.


  • Copies of academic certificates;
  • A letter of recommendation showcasing your suitability for the internship;
  • From the list below, specify your preferred top two projects:
    • Evaluating a service model for management of hypertension and diabetes among low and middle- income patients enrolled on M-TIBA in Nairobi, Kenya;
    • Changing Food Systems in Kenya and Malawi and the Challenge of Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance;
    • Right to Food under the Maternal and Child Wellbeing;
    • Quality of post-abortion care project in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Nigeria; and
    • Mapping scholarship and scholars on aging in sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Under the guidance of an assigned supervisor, set project goals, create an action and implementation-to-completion plan of action;
  • Coordinate with research unit/project to determine research objectives;
  • Provide periodic project updates and reports;
  • Contribute to policy engagement;
  • Present in at least one Brown bag presentation during the internship period;
  • Submit a final report one week before the end of the internship; and
  • Submit an internship feedback form.

Method of Application:

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letter and CV in English to internships@aphrc.org with the subject “Research Intern” by February 24, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.