Posted: Feb 21,2018
Closing: Open until Filled
Location: United States

About PATH

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

Job Description

Global Program:  Nutrition Innovation                         

Project Name:  The Bridge Collaborative        

Start Date:  March 2018               

End Date:  June 2018                     

Estimated number of hours per week:  20-40     

Location(s) of internship:  Seattle, WA   

 Will the intern be receiving a stipend?*:  Yes      

Will the intern travel? (local or international):  No       


Description of internship project:

PATH is one of the founding members of the Bridge Collaborative: a global change agent driving a fundamental shift in how we think, plan, fund, and work across sectors to make bigger change faster. We unite leading experts in health, development, and the environment with the shared evidence and tools to make a greater impact at the speed the world needs now. As part of this effort, PATH is co-leading a cross-sector working group on the topic of clean cooking, health, nutrition, women’s empowerment, and the environment.

The Bridge Collaborative intern will work with PATH’s Nutrition Innovation team to support working group activities through literature reviews and evidence synthesis on topics such as clean cooking interventions, nutrition, women’s empowerment, and/or the environment.  

Internship goals and learning objectives/benefit to the intern:

The goal of this internship is to synthesize research and literature on topics such as clean cooking interventions, nutrition, women’s empowerment and/or the environment in support of working group activities. Based on findings and the activities of the technical working group, the intern will assist in the preparation of an annotated bibliography, a summary report and presentation, and other working group products as applicable.

The intern will work collaboratively on research synthesis, gaining practical training and experience in academic collaboration. Additionally, the intern will receive mentorship to help advance the project and to enhance his/her career goals, and gain experience interacting with PATH staff and collaborators.


Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:  

  • Research analysis and synthesis skills.
  • Interpreting results of peer-reviewed literature.
  • Fostering collaboration and coordination among team members and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and experience with clean cooking strategies and interventions, environmental health, public health, nutrition, and/or air pollution.


Proposed activities:  

  • Conduct literature reviews on topics such as clean cooking strategies, women’s empowerment, nutrition, and/or the environment.
  • Synthesize evidence and impact assessment data for clean cooking interventions.
  • Support working group meeting preparation and attend meetings of the technical working group.
  • Support the development of working group products (briefs, reports, technical manuscripts, case studies, and/or generalized logical frameworks as applicable).
  • Complete training courses as applicable.
  • Draft and author a blog post.
  • Prepare an annotated bibliography, final summary report, and a PowerPoint presentation.


Learning outcomes (how the Intern’s performance will be evaluated):  

  • Intern’s contributions to literature review and related documents.
  • Intern’s blog posts.
  • Intern’s contributions to annotated bibliography, report and presentation materials.
  • The intern will meet regularly with the internship supervisor to assess progress, obtain feedback, and plan for ongoing activities.


Required skills and experience:

  • Enrolled in a graduate degree program in any area related to the internship project subject matter, for the duration of the internship.
  • Interest or experience in clean cooking strategies and interventions, environmental health, public health, nutrition, and/or air pollution.
  • Demonstrated ability to review, synthesize, and interpret academic literature.
  • Experience interpreting qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with technical/ scientific writing.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Curiosity, creativity, and passion for multi-sectoral international development programming.
  • Doctoral degree candidate or graduate student in public health, environmental health, international development, epidemiology, nutrition, and/or other relevant field.


*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.


Job Location

Seattle, Washington, United States 

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