Path Seattle , WA 98113
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world's most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutionsincluding vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
Global Program: Health Systems Innovation and Delivery
Project Name: Global Health Security
Start Date: November, 2018
End Date: February, 2019
Estimated number of hours per week: 20
Location(s) of internship: Seattle
Will the intern be receiving a stipend?*: Yes
Will the intern travel? (local or international): No
Description of internship project:
This internship will have overall responsibilities for the global health security portfolio, split between the Global Health Security Partnership (GHSP) and Infectious Disease Detection & Surveillance (IDDS) project.
The GHSP project, funded through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aims to strengthen human health surveillance, laboratories, information systems, and emergency responsiveness in five priority countries: Senegal, Tanzania, Vietnam, India, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The USAID funded IDDS project is currently in project startup with the aim of reducing global health threats posed by infectious diseases, focusing on strengthening of surveillance systems, including One Health networks to address zoonotic and emerging diseases. IDDS will initially operate in 12 countries in Africa and Asia.
The internship position will require the coordination and support for activities such as task and document management, development of communication materials, and maintenance of project management tools. The intern will be expected to support and facilitate efficient and clear communication across international teams of experts and provide technical and strategic input to emerging project areas. As the nature of this project is always changing, the intern may have the opportunity to widen this scope depending on project activities and interest.
Internship goals and learning objectives/benefit to the intern:
Intern will build ability to multi-task and work professionally with various colleagues and mentors within PATH, developing a project coordination and organizational skill.
Intern will develop communication, technical, and administrative skills.
Intern will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of public health and epidemiology.
Intern will gain and utilize experience in proposal writing and report preparation.
Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:
Project development and coordination.
Cross-team, cross-discipline communication and collaboration
Understanding of partnerships between public-nonprofit and corporate entities.
Core public health technical competencies (data use, management, and analysis).
Assist in developing publications in various thematic areas.
Support coordination of project partners and new project developments.
Collaborate with Project Assistant and HQ Team on time-sensitive projects.
Assist with project management and project tracking tools, including participation during biweekly phone calls with country offices.
Help with project management tools such as developing organizational charts, syncing SharePoint with OneNote, and maintaining team calendars.
Learning outcomes (how the Intern's performance will be evaluated):
The intern will have regular check-ins with the program assistant to evaluate satisfactory progress toward deliverables.
Deliverables will be reviewed for quality and timeliness by project director.
Ability for the intern to adapt to shifts in deliverable prioritization.
Required skills and experience:
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Familiarity with French or Vietnamese would be beneficial.
Experience using Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook and OneNote.
Must be an enrolled student in an accredited university or a recent graduate within the last 12 months.
Knowledge and interest in international development, global health, and project management.
Previous experience with geographic information systems, data management software, and/or web and graphics design would be a plus.
Ability to adapt to rapidly-changing priorities.
PATH does not provide a stipend to interns who are California residents.
All PATH internships are eligible for school credit. Please refer to your university's process for credit eligibility.
Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.
PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.