STAR (Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources)


Company Detail


Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a five-year project of the Public Health Institute in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University, Consortium for Universities in Global Health, and University of California, San Francisco, and supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). STAR offers paid Fellowships and Internships for dynamic, multidisciplinary, mission-driven leaders at all career levels. STAR provides participants with immersive experience at global health organizations and institutions to build capacity and contribute technical expertise to address high-impact needs. STAR Fellows and Interns participate in customized and curated learning activities to enhance knowledge and skills growth, expand professional networks, and support career development.

Focus Areas

  • Global health
  • Fellowships/internships
  • Skills development & training
  • Capacity building
  • Partnerships
  • Knowledge sharing

STAR Projects

Fellowship/Internship Program

STAR provides a unique opportunity for individuals to gain skills and experience in global health through fellowship and internship placements in a variety of settings. Through fellowship and internship placements, professionals can gain hands-on experience in global health, enhance their knowledge and skills through individualized learning, and build a powerful network. You can visit this page to learn more about the Program!

Collaboration Laboratory (Co-Lab)

The CoLab is STAR’s strategic approach to facilitating knowledge-sharing experiments and studying what makes a successful partnership in global health.

Through the CoLab, STAR pairs global health academic institutions (either 1 U.S. and 1 LMIC institution OR 2 LMIC institutions) to spend one year working toward a concrete goal or objective they’d like to achieve through a formal partnership and scope of work (SOW). Example scopes of work may include policy or advocacy materials, joint research papers, joint curriculum development, or a small part of an existing larger project.

During their year-long partnership, the paired institutions, with the support of STAR staff, will document their successes and challenges. These insights and lessons learned will help inform and refine scalable, replicable partnership models for other global health academic institutions.

Podcasts & Blogs

STAR sparks various global health discussions through its podcast and blog series. Check back to our site frequently and follow us on social media to stay updated on the latest findings!

Perks To STAR’s Fellowships/Internships

  • STAR participants receive an individual learning budget that supports individual participation in professional development activities including conferences, workshops, courses, and coaching.
  • Mentorship/guidance from STAR’s Learning team. Specifically, the Learning team partners with participants to design an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) that’s cohesive, purposeful, and relevant to the participant’s job description and long-term career objectives. STAR’s Learning team also supports participants in knowledge sharing and capacity building activities.
  • Fellowship opportunities for global health professionals from low-middle income countries.

Top Values

  • Capacity building
  • Professional learning and growth

How to get involved with STAR

How often does STAR hire people?

When ad-hoc needs arise. On average, we accept 10 fellowship and 20 internship positions (during internship hiring season).

And volunteers?

We do not currently work with volunteers.

Internship opportunities?

STAR’s Internship program challenges emerging global health leaders in fresh, exciting ways. Interns combine a 3-12-month work experience with a highly tailored learning plan that’s tied to job performance, skills and areas of interest, and their career aspirations within global health.  

Placement Opportunities:

  • Academic Institutions
  • Ministries of Health
  • International NGOs
  • Civil Society Organizations
  • Private Sector Companies
  • USAID (Washington and Missions)


  • Pursuing or recent graduate of Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree program
  • Strong interest in global health and international development
  • Familiarity and experience with proposed subject matter
  • Ability to participate in field experience

The Benefits:

  • Immersive experience in global health program implementation, research, and capacity building
  • Individualized learning and performance management support
  • Mentorship from renowned faculty
  • A network that spans continents, disciplines, sectors, and cultures
  • Access to library and other resources at Johns Hopkins University, Consortium for Universities in Global Health, and University of California, San Francisco

Top Things STAR Looks For in Candidates

STAR looks for people who meet the minimum qualifications for the role and great passion for the field of global health.

Advice for Candidates

Tailor your CV and cover letter for each position you are applying to.