Deadline: March 20, 2024
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non- governmental organization that conducts high quality, policy relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

The Center through its Research and Related Capacity Strengthening (RRCS) Division seeks to strengthen individual and institutional research capacity to enable African researchers fully participate in defining and implementing priority population and health programs in the continent. As part of individual capacity-strengthening efforts, APHRC has over the years been running a demand driven research internship program that among others seeks to nurture talented young Africans to become future scholars and research leaders.

For the 2024 period, the Research and Related Capacity Strengthening (RRCS) Division, has opened up internship opportunities in the following projects for a period of 3 – 6 months starting March 2024 (detailed information about each project is accessible by clicking HERE).

  • Project 1 – Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) and General Research and Related Capacity Strengthening (RRCS) Division’s Administrative Support Aspects
  • Project 2 – The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, Safe lives (DREAMS)
  • Project 3 – Kenya Multisite Integrated Surveillance (KEMIS) project
  • Project 4 – Blantyre Prevention Strategy (BPS) project
  • Project 5 – Challenging the Politics of Social Exclusion (CPSE): National Sanitation Policy project
  • Project 6 – The East Africa Community (EAC) Pandemic Preparedness project
  • Project 7 – PROMOTE
  • Project 8 – Safe Choice 2.0
  • Project 9 – Big idea_ Understanding infertility and its effects on sexual and reproductive health and well-being among women and men in Africa
  • Project 10 – Kenya Abortion Study (KAS)
  • Project 11 – FamilEA: The Remaking of the Family in East Africa
  • Project 12 – Parkinsons Diseases project
  • Project 13 – NextGen Vaccine project
  • Project 14 –International Development Research Center 6 (IDRC6) project
  • Project 15 – Care Economy in Africa and Developing Ghana’s Care Economy
  • Project 16 – AfriFOODLinks Project: Improving food environments for urban consumers, schools and food retailers through real-world experiments
  • Project 17 – Zero Hunger – Public Engagement Project: Strengthening APHRC infrastructure for public engagement among Kenyan urban poor
  • Project 18– Climate Impacts Project: Visibilize4ClimateAction in East Africa
  • Project 19 – Integrated Deprived Area Mapping System (IDEAMAPS)
  • Project 20 – Horizon Wellbeing in a Sustainable Economy revisited.
  • Project 21 – Transforming Institutions to Advance women Leaders in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (SISTARS)
  • Project 22 – Pipeline idea – Choices and practices of hand washing with soap in the post-
    COVID-19 period in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Project 23 – IDRC Women in STEM
  • Project 24 – Catalyze project: African Journals Visibility Platform
  • Project 25 – Catalyze project: The clinical trials platform.
  • Project 26 – Catalyze project: Good Financial Grant Practices (GFGP) Visualization and Africa Data Storage and Re-Use Activity
  • Project 27– Big Idea Project: Estimating indoor and outdoor heat exposure on maternal and child health and non-communicable diseases in Senegal.
  • Project 28– TeachWell Project: Inclusive Teacher Professional Development System Support in Kenya
  • Project 29 – Cooperate Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
  • Project 30– Capacity Development on Violence Against Women Prevalence Surveys (CaVAWPreS) in East and Southern Africa: Follow up Evaluation Survey
  • Project 31 – Collection, Analysis and Utilization of Data on Violence Against Women and Girls in Africa: Follow up Evaluation Survey
  • Project 32– African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF): Follow-up Evaluation Survey
  • Project 33 – Partnership for Education of Health Professionals (PEP) Project: Improving Education on Cardiometabolic Diseases in Kenya Through Research Capacity strengthening
  • Project 34– Manuscript Writing for Systematic Review and Grant Proposal
  • Project 35 – Data Governance for FAIR data for improved sexual, reproductive, and maternal health and rights (SRHR) outcomes in Africa
  • Project 36– Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) data Systems
  • Project 37 – Mental Health Data Prize
  • Project 38 – Micro-data portal documentation
  • Project 39 – ENICA: Enhancing Impact Evaluation at APHRC
  • Project 40 – Virtual Academy
  • Project 41 – The Multimorbidity in Africa: Digital Innovation, Visualization and Application (MADIVA)


Generally, successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Work with the assigned supervisor to develop a set of objectives for the internship, a work plan, and to deliver on the objectives.
  • Work closely with assigned supervisor to provide frequent project updates and reports etc.
  • Contribute to policy engagement and strategic planning as may be needed.
  • Make at least one brown bag presentation (BBP) about their work at APHRC.
  • Submit a written report at least 1 week before the end of their internship.
  • Submit an internship/visiting scholar feedback form.
  • Participate in internship follow up evaluation survey.

Minimum qualifications and experience required.

  • Either completed a bachelor’s degree or ongoing or completed master’s degree in any of the following areas: population studies/demography, statistics, epidemiology, economics, social sciences, or related discipline.
  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills are desired.
  • This call is open to nationals of sub-Saharan African countries.
  • The internship will be hybrid, with the expectation that intern will be physically available when required for internship activities.

How to apply

The application process has two steps. The first step involves completing a short online survey accessible by clicking here. The second step involves sending as one PDF containing:

  • Your curriculum vitae (2 pages max).
  • Your certificate of completed undergraduate degree or master’s degree.
  • Other certificate(s) that may be relevant for your internship application.
  • 1-2 letters of recommendation (each 1-page max, and one of them must be from a previous or current academic supervisor) supporting your suitability for the internship.

The document is to be sent via email to aphrctraining@aphrc.org with 2024 INTERNSHIP in the subject line of the email. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


The deadline for application is March 20, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.