National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute)

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored. This means that the funding for this internship is provided by two institutions at Harvard. The Primary Affiliation is with HGHI, and the Secondary Affiliation is with the IOP. The primary institute will be the point of contact during the application and internship onboarding process, and applications for this placement will be processed by HGHI.

Please note HGHI’s application instructions to ensure you meet all the requirements. The intern selected for this internship will have the benefits and obligations of an intern in both of programs.

Founded in 1992, NASTAD (National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors) is a non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis health care, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Islands. NASTAD also supports partner governments in Africa, the Central America region, and the Caribbean region. As a national leader in health department mobilization, NASTAD encourages the use of applied scientific knowledge and community engagement as a method of reducing the incidence of HIV and hepatitis infections in the U.S., its territories, and around the world. Each of NASTAD’s six programmatic teams—Health Care Access, Health Systems Integration, Policy & Legislative Affairs, Hepatitis, Health Equity & Prevention, and Global—interpret and influence policies, conduct trainings, offer technical assistance, and provide advocacy mobilization for U.S. health departments and ministries of health around the world to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis.

Website: www.nastad.org

Summer Project

The Intern will assist NASTAD’s Health Care Access team to analyze data related to:

1. National ADAP Monitoring Project: assist in the development of an annual, online survey of all AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), including participation in survey design.

2. ADAP drug pricing expenditures: assist in the data analysis of annual drug pricing expenditure data, reflecting on how ADAPs use their dollars to purchase medications for their clients and cost-analysis of the effectiveness of drug pricing agreements.

3. National technical assistance cooperative agreement with the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): assist in tracking, monitoring, researching, and preparing data reports and related documents on relevant HIV and hepatitis technical assistance issues.

The Intern will have the opportunity to design their own ancillary projects, focused on bridging data, policy, and current events to translate data to be more relatable.

Responsibilities

1. Perform data entry

2. Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of data collected from health departments

3. Assist in the development of health department requests for information (RFI), including RFI content and online programming structure

Research and write summary documents and fact sheets analyzing data collected

Qualifications

1. In process of receiving a bachelor’s degree in a political science, public policy, health, or other relevant area of study 2. Interest in advancing HIV/AIDS and hepatitis public policy 3. Strong analytical, writing and communication skills 4. Ability to work with diverse populations 5. Ability to multitask while maintaining strong attention to detail 6. Ability to take initiative and work independently 7. Proficiency in Microsoft applications

Work Environment

NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world. Our singular mission is to end the intersecting epidemics of HIV, viral hepatitis, and related conditions. We do this work by strengthening domestic and global governmental public health through advocacy, capacity building, and social justice. Each of NASTAD’s six programmatic teams—Health Care Access, Health Systems Integration, Policy & Legislative Affairs, Hepatitis, Health Equity & Prevention, and Global—interpret and influence policies, conduct trainings, offer technical assistance, and provide advocacy mobilization for U.S. health departments and ministries of health around the world to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis. NASTAD maintains a main office one block from the US Capitol. The office is a lively, collaborative environment.

Independence

On a scale of 0 to 5, the level of internship supervision from very little (0) to a great deal (5) will be about a 4.

2019 Intern Reflection:

This summer I have been working at NASTAD! I have particularly spent time with the Health Care Access, Policy and Legislative Affairs, and Health Equity teams. Between writing blog posts and fact sheets, working with data and Excel files, and attending meetings, briefings, and convenings, I have learned a great deal throughout my time at NASTAD. One of the best parts of this internship is the wide range of tasks I am able to help with, keeping my workload varied and interesting. The NASTAD staff is filled with amazing individuals who are incredibly knowledgeable on all HIV-related topics and are always willing to help out. It is also an excellent opportunity to spend time in Washington, D.C.

Mirabel Levine '20

2018 Intern Reflection:

This summer I am working on the Health Care Access (HCA) team at NASTAD! The HCA team provides policy recommendations and programmatic technical assistance to state and territorial health departments regarding the administration and implementation of their Ryan White Part B and AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). These programs help to provide necessary antiretroviral medications and health care to vulnerable people living with HIV. I have been developing fact sheets, conducting research, writing blogs, and facilitating peer mentorship between different state health departments. I have also been helping to conduct our annual National ADAP Monitoring Project survey in which NASTAD gathers data from the state and territorial health departments in order to evaluate the progress and quality of HIV care across the United States. In addition, I have been assisting the Global Program in gathering literature on the status of HIV and HIV-related stigma globally to support several grant proposals.

Delaney Tevis '19

2017 Intern Reflection:

This summer, I'm a NASTAD woman! I'm on NASTAD's Health Care Access (HCA) Team. HCA monitors and provides technical assistance to Ryan White Program Part B Coordinators and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Coordinators in U.S. states and territories to help them help provide life-saving medications and other core medical and support services to vulnerable people living with HIV. I've been developing resources, attending meetings, and analyzing Part B Programs and ADAPs. I'm also working with other NASTAD teams, including Health Systems Integration, HIV Prevention & Health Equity, and Policy & Legislative Affairs to develop a more holistic understanding of HIV in the U.S.

Jessica Bishai '20

Washington, D.C.