February 21, 2022

Internship with Maternity Foundation

Deadline March 15th, 2022

Maternity Foundation is a Danish tech non-profit that works to ensure a safer childbirth for women and newborns, everywhere. Through our Safe Delivery Program, we use digital training- and learning tools to support and train skilled birth attendants, and we work with partners in more than 15 countries across Africa, Asia, and the MENA region. We work from a shared vision that it should never cost life to give life.

We are currently looking for one or several interns to support our organisation. As an intern with Maternity Foundation, you will become part of the team and together we will define tasks that match our needs with your interests and skills. The tasks can range from supporting monitoring and evaluation of project activities, including data analysis and report writing, country analysis on maternal and newborn health, app data analysis, machine learning and experimentation, GIS and spatial analysis, literature reviews, supporting development of training content and external dissemination and communication.

As a team member of Maternity Foundation, you will join our office in Copenhagen and have colleagues in Ethiopia, India and the US. We come from various backgrounds – global health, midwifery, geography, development studies, communication, IT, and the business world – and we take pride in an entrepreneurial spirit and a can-do attitude.  Together, we are an ambitious and dedicated team working in a warm and informal atmosphere.

We welcome applications from students from various fields, what matters is that you are curious, eager to learn, and excited about the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to contribute to the work of Maternity Foundation.

Read more about Maternity Foundation and our Safe Delivery Program at www.maternity.dk

As an intern you can be tasked with:

  • Collecting and synthesizing country information
  • Literature reviews in the field of public health and clinical learning
  • Designing and developing data collection tools, performing data analysis and disseminating findings
  • Applying data science tools to the App usage data and generate insights
  • Conducting spatial analysis of App data and other available data
  • Writing SQL queries and developing PowerBI and Qlik dashboards
  • Writing and distribution of a bi-annual newsletter
  • Ad hoc tasks related to project implementation

As an intern at the Maternity Foundation, we offer you the opportunity to:

  • Gain experience from working in a tech nonprofit
  • Work independently and receive lots of responsibility
  • Be part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team
  • Gain knowledge of the most pertinent maternal and newborn health topics

As an intern at the Maternity foundation, we expect you to:

  • Commit to the values and Code of Conduct of the Maternity Foundation
  • Be able to work independently and handle challenges in a constructive and positive way
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Have an interest in and flair for analytical and writing tasks
  • Be proactive and ready to face new challenges
  • Be open-minded and flexible towards the different tasks assigned to you

Your qualifications:
Your field of study is most likely within public health, global health, global development, midwifery, data science, social sciences, health economics or the like. In addition, we expect the candidates applying for the internship to have some experience within research, writing, data analysis etc. This could either be from your field of study or from experience gained from previous employments.

To apply for the internship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have an interest in public health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, maternal newborn and child health, humanitarian & development work, research, adult learning
  • Have completed a minimum of two years of higher education
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English; other language skills would be an asset

Terms and conditions
Please note that the internship is full time/20h per week and unpaid. You must be able to begin the internship in August/September 2022 and commit to an internship of at least 5 (preferably 6) months.

You will be working at our office in Copenhagen or remotely.

We value equal opportunity and encourage candidates regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age to apply.

Please submit your application and CV to Astrid Grønbæk, at astrid@maternity.dk as soon as possible and no later than March 15, 2022. Interviews are expected to be held in the week of 28 March.

Further information

You are welcome to contact Astrid Grønbæk at astrid@maternity.dk for further information.