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Research & Policy Fellowship in Global Infant/Child Mental Health

About itotheN 

itotheN is a New York-based, international development consulting organization that provides science-informed, data-backed and context specific advisory on the early formation of human minds for more successful societies. Our mission is to promote the healthy mental and emotional development of infants and children to make our world more peaceful, prosperous and healthy. 


To learn more about itotheN, please visit our website at


Global Infant/Child Mental Health Fellowship


itotheN is looking for two to three intellectually courageous, self-driven, and entrepreneurial individuals interested in the intersection of neuroscience or psychology and international development to support and help build our Infant/Child Mental Health research and consulting operations. 

The work of the Global Infant/Child Mental Health Fellow may include but is not limited to: 

  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative research on specific questions related to the field. This may include academic, industry and/or policy or program research.

  • Produce top quality analysis and insights of existing research.

  • Present research findings in a compelling way, visually, orally and in writing. 

  • Be a speaker or lead a discussion on the topic being researched, including representing itotheN in relevant forums.

  • Help maintain our growing repository of existing research.

As an organization in the very early stages of formation, itotheN fellows also have the opportunity to support other business activities such as marketing, communications, recruiting and business strategy.


The fellowship is designed to be a part-time, 20-week engagement running from January to May 2023. Exact dates are flexible. If currently a student, itotheN can work with your college or university to assist with co-curricular requirements. 


Compensation & Benefits


As a social enterprise in the very early stages of formation, itotheN cannot offer full compensation for this fellowship. However, itotheN will provide a $500 stipend upon successful completion of the fellowship.


Benefits of the Fellowship:

  • Potential work publication and amplification on our website and/or through client work.

  • Exposure to the workings of an early-stage international development consulting business.

  • Potential for impact on the company’s formation across multiple areas of work. 

  • Opportunities for professional growth, including co-designing the scope of your own fellowship and meeting professionals interested in this niche sector.

  • Flexible hours, virtual engagement (combination of synchronous and asynchronous work) and a culture that promotes a healthy pace of work.




  • Strong, demonstrated interest in the intersection of infant/child mental health and international development or public policy.

  • Master’s degree or graduate student in a relevant field such as psychology (child, development), neuroscience, neurobiology, global mental health, infant/child mental health, early childhood development, early childhood education, family sciences, human development, etc.

  • Excellent ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis and present synthesized and insightful results in a compelling way, visually, orally, and in writing.

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Self-driven, resourceful, comfortable building things from scratch, able to thrive in ambiguity, intuitive, open to course-correction, resilient to failure.


A PLUS if you have:

  • Experience in roles that directly impact the early formation of the human mind, such as parenting, caregiving, early childhood education, etc.

  • Experience with global development programs, international donors, governments, multilateral organizations, sustainable development goals and relevant databases.

  • Experience in consulting, research, government, or start up organizations.


Our Commitment to Be Human

itotheN is committed to an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace. itotheN encourages diversity in all its forms, including racial, ethnic, of nationality, gender, abilities, spiritual, intellectual, socio-economic and of experiences, including successes, risks taken, and lessons learned. We strive to build a workplace that fosters a sense of belonging, where psychological freedom to express our uniqueness results in a a positively productive environment. We can’t wait to welcome you to itotheN.

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