Student Internship Opportunity with the International Center for Human Development (ICHD)


Project Description:

Since 2014, ICHD in partnership of the UNFPA-Armenia and with the support of USAID has been implementing the project “Community Awareness Raising Campaign throughout Armenia” (CARCATA). The project is implemented in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health of RA, and regional administrations. CARCATA’s goal is to raise the knowledge of the Armenians countrywide on proper reproductive health care and use of modern methods of contraception. The project is designed to influence the current perceptions and use of modern contraceptives, and to address social issues that affect contraceptive behavior. It strives to provide accurate information about the benefits of family planning for women, their children, and their families in the framework of a larger UNFPA/USAID project on “Promoting Contraceptive Security in Armenia”.
One of the specific objectives of CARCATA is development and dissemination of relevant public education materials. ICHD intends to develop also a target page on Wikipedia Armenia on the methods of contraception. A number of discussions with different stakeholders and recent research data show that the young Armenians tend to get this information mostly online. Thus, there is a need to develop reliable online reference for public use.

Task Description:

This is a three-month internship, with a potential of extension. The intern will be required to work the ICHD team on the development of the relevant content for Wikipedia Armenia. Specifically, they will

  • identify relevant sources in English;
  • analyze and discuss the relevance of the content with the ICHD team;
  • translate and adapt English content for Armenian audiences;
  • gather references to include in a Wikipedia article;
  • participate in working meetings with project partners and practitioners;
  • create new Wikipedia articles in Armenian.

Competencies required:

  • advanced level of proficiency in Armenian and English;
  • good knowledge of reproductive health vocabulary in both languages and willingness to learn more;
  • translating and editing skills;
  • advanced internet  user.


  • development and/or expansion of professional network, as the intern will be working alongside with the best practitioners and policy-makers in public health;
  • first-hand experience in working in a professional environment;
  • acquisition of transferable skills, much appreciated by employers;
  • possibilities of career development.

How to apply:  

Please submit a resume and two brief writing samples in English and Armenian to Armen Galstyan.


Application deadline: October 23, 2015. Since we need an intern ASAP, we will close the vacancy as soon as we will have identified an appropriate candidate among the first applicants.



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