Reproductive Health Internship in Vietnam

Overall Purpose
This internship will support HealthBridge and the Global Affairs Canada funded project “Improving reproductive health and preventing child marriage in Nepal and Vietnam”.  It will also support HealthBridge Vietnam to develop other projects in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality (GE), and nutrition & food security. The position will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam and may include occasional travel to field sites.

 Key Duties and Responsibilities
Following is an outline of tasks that may be included in the internship; the internship will be tailored according to current HealthBridge needs as well as the intern’s interests and competencies.

  • Support the project manager with project programming related to GE, SRHR adolescent reproductive health, and nutrition & food security.
  • Contribute to developing monitoring tools for project activities and provide technical input for context appropriate evaluation techniques by conducting literature review and community profiling.
  • Contribute to draft project reports for the project funder Global Affairs Canada including the Annual Report and Annual Workplan.
  • Support HealthBridge Vietnam as needed to develop other SRHR & GE or nutrition & food security projects by reviewing and analyzing literature, national strategies, policies and laws, especially for vulnerable groups including factory workers, particularly female workers/migrant women.
  • Conduct a literature review on a topic related to SRHR & GE or nutrition & food security. Exact topic will be defined in consultation with the intern.
  • Edit narrative reports and other communication materials in English.
  • Support project data processing including data entry and data analysis.
  • Produce knowledge translations materials such as infographics, as needed.
  • Develop communications materials (eg. Social media posts, web updates, impact stories).
  • Contribute to drafting abstracts and presentations for events and papers for peer reviewed journals, as needed.


  •  A detailed work plan covering activities and outputs that will be developed at the beginning of the internship, in collaboration with the supervisor.
  • A literature review completed (exact topic to be determined).
  • Tools developed for project monitoring & evaluation, if applicable.
  • Communications materials developed and finalized, including monthly social media posts with photos, quarterly web updates, impact stories with photos, and infographics, as needed.
  • Entry and analysis of data collected in the field.


  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree in global health, public health or an adjacent field
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident


  • Experience conducting literature reviews
  • Experience conducting field research is an advantage
  • Experience with data management and analysis
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working on global health and development projects, working in the field, working on SRHR or GE projects, and experience with monitoring and evaluation are assets
  • Strong organizational and time management skills as well as an ability to work independently

Language Skills
Oral and written fluency in English essential.  Capacity in other languages is desirable; Vietnamese is an asset.

Length of Internship
 Six-month placement starting March 2024

This is an unpaid internship, however travel to and from the location will be paid for by HealthBridge as well as an allowance for living expenses.

About HealthBridge
HealthBridge is a non-profit, non-governmental Canadian organization working to improve health and health equity through research, policy, and action, particularly in developing countries.  We aim to improve the health of people living in vulnerable situations, including those at risk of malnutrition, infectious disease, and emerging epidemics.  We work with local partners to identify and bridge gaps in public health, by developing and implementing appropriate solutions, innovative and sustainable practices, and promoting effective policies.  HealthBridge has a dynamic and dedicated team in Ottawa and overseas, and offers a supportive and creative work environment.  This position is ideal for someone wanting to improve global health and SRHR with an organization that values its people and its mission.

How to Apply:

The deadline for applications is Sunday November 5, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

HealthBridge provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age or disability.

When applying please provide a resume and cover letter (submissions without a cover letter will not be considered) which clearly indicates how you meet the requirements of the position. Send your application to [email protected] with the subject line Reproductive Health Internship.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


October 26, 2023


November 5, 2023




Hanoi, Vietnam


Healthbridge Foundation of Canada