Emily Trautner, 2011, Economics

I interned at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (TGF). Since its creation in 2002 TGF has committed nearly $20 billion to health programs worldwide. My summer project was a qualitative summary of TGF’s contributions to health systems strengthening. I read through all proposals in funding rounds 8 and 9 that were approved for health systems strengthening funding. I summarized the type of intervention that was funded and coded for several other factors. At the conclusion of the internship I produced an excel spreadsheet with a summary of all of my results and delivered a PowerPoint presentation to my department. During the summer I also took a French course at The Global Fund, visited the United Nations for a presentation, and attended many guest lectures and information sessions.