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Call for IHP internships & correspondents 2020

Call for IHP internships & correspondents 2020

By Kristof Decoster
on December 2, 2019

Call for 2 IHP internships (2020)

The weekly International Health Policies (IHP) newsletter  is a flagship (knowledge management) activity of the IHP network, funded by DGD. The network aims to “empower committed groups of global health experts based in the South through innovative collaborative models allowing them to have greater control on policy and implementation knowledge and its management”, in line with ITM’s ‘Switching the Poles’ logic.

As was the case in the past few years, we would like to draw upon 2 interns from the Global South to help us in this respect. The interns will be expected to join the IHP team for a 3-month period, most probably one in the first half of 2020, the other one in the second half. Interns will be based in Antwerp, Belgium, for three months. Besides IHP related work, they can also take part in other health policy unit meetings, classes & activities.

For more info on IHP (network, newsletter & blogs), see the website:

Your contribution

Interns will, among others, help with:

  • The weekly compilation of global health policy, HPSR & global governance news & articles
  • (Co-) Writing editorials and blogs
  • The weekly listings in the newsletter
  • Polishing & finetuning of IHP blogs (from other authors)

Interns will also cover at least one global health event (for example, the World Health Assembly, the World Health Summit, the Dubai HSR symposium,  …)

Applicants should:

  • Be an EV alumnus (from any cohort – 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 or 2018) OR a young health policy/systems researcher OR a health journalist with focus on health policies & health systems (incl. research).
  • Have good writing skills (in English)
  • Have a strong health policy & systems research background (with a general interest in global & planetary health)
  • Be from the Global South (i.e. nationality from the South )
  • Be under 40 years of age

(cfr: to give you an idea, interns from the past few years were from Uganda, India, Guatemala & Nigeria, Kenya)

Remark: people from Francophone Africa are also welcome to apply (if bilingual).

If interested, send

  • your CV  (max. 2 pages)
  • a motivation letter in English (maximum 400 words) – mention also which period you’d prefer for your internship.

to    by December 20 at the latest.


Call for (around 10) IHP national/regional correspondents (2020)

As was the case last year, IHP launches a call for national/regional correspondents for the weekly International Health Policies Newsletter, with focus on the year 2020.

The weekly IHP newsletter/digest is a flagship knowledge management activity of the IHP network, funded by the Belgian Government (DGD), providing a trusted source of curated health policy news, key global health and HPSR publications and offering a platform for blogs and articles, especially for authors from LMICs.

The network aims to boost synergies with actors and networks from across the world who share similar values and increase the influence of scholars from the Global South on the global health policy & HPSR agenda. IHP has a special focus on empowering (and offering a platform to) young health policy and systems researchers (Emerging Voices and others), based on a vision of ‘Switching the Poles’.

For more info on IHP (network, newsletter & blogs), see the (revamped) website:

This call aims to provide more opportunities to young ( i.e. under 45) researchers from different regions and continents (especially from the Global South) to write and publish blogs and editorials. In total, around 10 correspondents will be selected from across the world for the year 2020 through a competitive process, aiming also for a balance in terms of regional diversity, gender etc.

By national/regional correspondents we mean, for example, correspondents from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, South-East Asia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, West-Africa, …

IHP correspondents will be expected to contribute (at least) one editorial during the year 2019, either  (1) on a health policy/system issue/reform(s) in their own country/region, or (2) reflecting & commenting on a global health policy trend, just finished event (eg: Global Fund replenishment, World Health Summit, …), buzzwords, a new report, … bringing in their own perspective on global health policy “noise” that’s being made in Geneva, New York, London, Berlin, …   In addition, they can also write a blog for IHP, if they wish so, for example on an event they attend.

Applicants should:

– Be an EV alumnus (from any cohort – 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 or 2018), a member of the EV Googlegroup or another young health systems/global health researcher

– Have good writing skills in English

– Have an interest in health policy & systems research (with a general interest in global and/or planetary health)

Interested candidates should send:

1. Their CV  (max. 2 pages),

2. A short motivation letter explaining why they want to be an IHP Correspondent  (100 words will do, max 200 words)

3. one (preliminary) idea/pitch for a possible contribution to IHP (no more than 150 words)

To:     (with in cc)

By 20 December 2019.

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