APHRC research opportunities 2021

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non- governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy relevant-research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center has internship opportunities listed below within its Research and Research Capacity Strengthening Divisions for a period of 3-6 months starting April 2021.

  • External Evaluation of the Advanced Newborn Care in Ghana (MEBCI 2.0).
  • Harnessing Heterogeneous COVID-19 data, to Build a Data Hub and Apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science to Support Public Health and Economic Decision Makings in Kenya and Malawi.
  • COVID-19 Observatory in Education in Africa.
  • Changing Food Systems in Kenya and Malawi and The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance.
  • Investigating The Role of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in, and Perceptions Towards Childhood Obesity in the Slums of Nairobi.
  • Mapping The Functioning of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative and Identifying Needs Within the Kenyan Health System.
  • The Zero Hunger Project: Piloting the Nairobi Food System Vision for 2050.
  • Pilot Testing of the Mother and Baby Friendly Initiative plus Model for Human Milk Banking at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi County (MBFI+ Project).
  • Describing Abortion Safety at The Population Level Using Network-Based Survey Approaches.
  • Challenging the Politics of Social Exclusion.
  • Lived Experiences, Social Determinants and Pathways to Unsafe Abortion in Kenya and Benin.
  • Factors Affecting Timely Completion of a PhD.
  • Statistical and Agent-based Modeling of Complex Microbial Systems: A Means for Understanding Enteric Disease Transmission Among Children in Urban Neighborhoods of Nairobi and Kisumu in Kenya.
  • Scale-Up of SHOFCO Water Supply Projects Supported by the Manitou Fund in Kibera, Kenya.


  • Together with the assigned supervisor create a plan of action, set project goals, and manage to completion.
  • Coordinate with research unit/project to determine research objectives.
  • Work closely with identified supervisor to provide frequent project updates, reports etc.
  • Contribute to policy engagement and strategic planning as may be needed.
  • Submit an article/ publication to institutional crediting work (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as- policy/research briefs and fact sheets).
  • Make at least 1 brown bag presentation during their internship period at APHRC.
  • Submit a written report at least 1 week before the end of their attachment at APHRC.
  • Submit an internship/visiting scholar feedback form.


  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Certificate of your completed undergraduate/master’s degree.
  • A letter of recommendation addressing your suitability for the internship.
  • Identify projects (up to two) that you would like to work on; click here to download the Internship Opportunities.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application through this link by April 23, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.