Local recruitment: BRIDGE Internship Program 2022- Health/Nutrition/WASH

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Silver Spring, MD, USA 🇺🇸


Apply today!  Deadline is September 27, 2022.

The ADRA BRIDGE Internship Program is designed to recognize budding talent, develop talent through mentorship and shape talent into International Development professionals.

ADRA BRIDGE was created for undergraduate and graduate students that are interested in learning more about the International Development industry and non-profit work. ADRA BRIDGE will give interns the opportunity to learn more about the International Development industry and ways their talents and skills can be an asset to this industry. Learning from International Development professionals, interns will be able to apply their classroom knowledge in a real world setting.

ADRA is looking for interns that are passionate, excited and have the desire to learn and grow. Interns will build their strengths, build their resumes and become the professionals with the experience needed in the workforce.

The ADRA BRIDGE Internship Program is based in the headquarters of ADRA International in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Interns will not be placed internationally at this time.

Internships length options are:

  • Undergraduate/Graduate: 3  Months Fall of 2022

(Note: Internship posting will be closed September 27, 2022)



  • Currently studying and is a qualified junior or senior in their undergraduate program
  • Currently in the process of completing or completed a graduate degree
  • 6 to 12 months removed from completion of undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Available for a minimum of 20-38 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks beginning Oct 3, 2022 (grad/undergrad student) 
  • Legal right to work in the United States
  • Committed to uphold the standards of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office


  • Second Language


Internship Options

  • Health/Nutrition/WASH


As part of the Health, Nutrition, and WASH Unit, the Health Programs Intern will primarily provide technical assistance and support to ADRA’s development and emergency health programs. Under the supervision of the Director for Health, Nutrition and WASH, s/he will ensure the achievement of expected results outlined in the essential job functions below, in harmony with ADRA’s purpose, strategic priorities, and compliance with ADRA operating procedures and policies. The expected tasks will be incorporated into a flexible learning plan developed in collaboration with the intern, the Health, Nutrition, and WASH Unit staff, and ADRA International’s HR Department.

The Health Programs Intern will assist in conducting research, developing products, and providing administrative assistance related primarily to two current areas of activity: 1) the USAID MOMENTUM opportunity in Yemen should this move forward, and 2)  the development of a program model for noncommunicable disease management, prevention and treatment in limited resource setting. To a lesser extent additional tasks in health, nutrition and/or WASH may also be assigned.




  • Currently enrolled in masters or other post-bachelor’s degree program in public health, medicine, international development, nutrition, or related field.
  • Interest/experience in international development issues, particularly global health.
  • Working knowledge of global health programming and research.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional self-discipline and teamwork capabilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and internet usage.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive desk research in specific global health or related topics, synthesizing relevant scientific literature.
  • Creative thinker who can contribute to innovative designs to fill identified gaps.
  • Excellent capacity to summarize key points of research orally using presentations and graphics.
  • Preferred
  • Completed master’s degree or equivalent in public health, international development, medicine, nutrition, or related area.
  • Demonstrated experience (academic or professional) in research and analysis
  • 1-2 years’ work/internship experience in global health programming and research.
  • International work experience. Familiar with NGO programming at a global, evidence-based level


  • Working with People (2.1) – Demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others; adapts to the team and builds team spirit.
  • Writing and Reporting (4.1) – Writes clearly, succinctly and correctly; writes convincingly in an engaging and expressive manner.
  • Learning and Researching (5.1) – Gathers comprehensive information to support decision making; rapidly learns new tasks and quickly commits information to memory.
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (6.3) – Follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability– The intern may be involved in meetings that happen during early mornings ET and/or at times on Sundays as this is a working day for ADRA Yemen – and if we are working with other country offices for input to the NCD plan as well. They will need to be adaptable especially if living outside of the ET time zone. _____________________________________________________________________________________ RESPONSIBILITIES For the development of the MOMENUTM bid in Yemen:
  • Attend regular team meetings and specific technical meetings. Some of these meetings could take place very early mornings ET and on Sundays due to ADRA Yemen working days/hours and time zone differences.
  • Take minutes of technical meetings where the BDU Coordinator may not be present.
  • Assist in desk research and gathering/summarizing of relevant information.
  1. Prepare drafts of technical sub-sections or related documents using provided inputs from technical materials or discussions.
  2. Adapt existing tools/develop new tools useful to the technical strategizing/development processes.
  3. Other duties as assigned. 

For the development of the program model for noncommunicable disease prevention and treatment in limited resource settings:

  1. Perform literature reviews to compile and communicate best practices and key knowledge gaps around non-communicable disease interventions in low- and middle-income countries
  2. Conduct key informant interviews or meet with key stakeholders
  3. Adapt existing tools/develop new tools useful to the technical strategizing/development processes
  4. Prepare drafts of assigned sections of the program
  5. Other duties as assigned.

For other Health support activities, and potentially Nutrition or WASH activities:

  1. There may be other technical and support needs where the intern’s skills are seen as a good fit. These would be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  2. The intern may suggest additional tasks important to the learning plan which has been developed.



This position is not anticipated to include travel.



Must be able to work in a fast-paced and customer service-oriented environment; to perform duties under pressure and meet deadlines in a timely manner; to work as part of a team as well as to complete assignments independently; to take instructions from supervisors; to exercise problem-solving skills; and to interact with co-workers, supervisors, network employees, donors and the public in a professional and pleasant manner.


Pay Rates:

ADRA BRIDGE Internship Program is a paid internships.

Housing is not provided for intern.

Note: Due to the current circumstances both remote internships and in-person internships will be considered and an option.


Please note that in order to be considered for this opportunity, you will need to make sure you have answered all application questions, submitted a CV/resume, cover letter and two reference letters in the application portal. 




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