Title:Policy Implementation Science Internship
Location:Seattle, Washington, United States
Program:Global Health Programs
Start Date:February, 2020
End Date:April 31, 2020 *start and end dates can be flexible
Estimated number of hours per week: 20 hours
Will the intern be receiving a stipend?:Yes
Will the intern travel? (local or international): No
*Please include a cover letter with your resume describing your interest and how you meet the qualifications.
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 solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
The Health Systems Analytics team at PATH is hiring an intern with skills and training in qualitative research (specifically literature review) to contribute an analysis of strategies to facilitate the implementation of health policies in low and middle income countries.
Description of the project the Intern will complete:
The intern who fills the position will play a key role in gathering lessons learned from the published and grey literature about what works to strengthen the implementation of health policies, an important gap in our understanding of the health policy process. The intern will receive direct supervision and mentorship from members of PATH’s Health Systems Analytics, and Advocacy and Public Policy teams, and will have the opportunity to become engaged in high priority policy topics.
Specific activities may include:
- Contribute to the design and implementation literature review to gather best practices
- Contribute to development of data collection tools for primary data collection
- Contribute to the analysis and interpretation of qualitative data
- Contribute to scoping reviews to inform strategy design
Brief description of required skills/experience the intern should possess:
- Enrolled in an academic program and have at least one additional term before completing a degree. Experience in public policy, public administration, or health systems. Experience/interest in policy implementation specifically a plus.
- Some qualitative research course work and/or application
- Demonstrated experience conducting literature review
- Proactive, motivated, self-directed learner with good problem-solving skills
- Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Familiarity with qualitative data software (i.e., NVivo) or demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly
Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:
- Understanding of global health issues
- Conducting corporate research and philanthropic research
- Understanding of relationship management in a fundraising context
- Executing community engagement and awareness-raising events
- Cross-team, cross-discipline communication and collaboration
- Understanding the role of public-private partnerships for global impact
*PATH does not provide a stipend to interns who are California residents. PATH does not provide relocation assistance for internships.
*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.
Must be enrolled in an academic program for the duration of the internship.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
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 or 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.