Posted: May 9, 2023
PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.
PATH’s Programs and Innovation (P&I) division is an integrated global platform that provides technology, market, analytical, digital and data expertise to advance PATH’s work. P&I teams include the Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE), Diagnostics, Epidemic Preparedness and Response, Product, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Market Advancement, and Primary Health Care.
The Programs & Innovation (P&I) division is seeking an intern in Washington, D.C or remote on the East Coast. The work may be virtual or in-person depending upon the public health and PATH guidelines regarding the pandemic.
Program: Program & Innovation
Start Date: June 5, 2023
End Date: September 4, 2023
Location: Washington DC (Remote in the East Coast)
Through this internship, the selected candidate will provide communications and advocacy support to facilitate knowledge exchange across P&I programs and help elevate and position PATH as a go-to partner in global health. This includes:
- Strengthening internal communications at PATH to enhance alignment and learning exchange across programs and divisions.
- Enhancing external communication opportunities to position PATH as a thought leader, increase and diversify funding and partnership opportunities, and scale our impact.
Learning Objectives and Goals
The intern will:
- gain hands-on experience related to global health communications and advocacy efforts.
- deepen their knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of public health, health communications, and policy translation.
- build ability to multi-task and work professionally with various colleagues and mentors within PATH, developing project management and organizational skills.
The intern will work closely with the Senior P&I Communications and Advocacy Officer to undertake the following activities:
- develop content for digital communications including social media.
- create and support publication of compelling communications and advocacy materials and visual content, including fact sheets, web content and articles/blogs, policy briefs, and case studies.
- work with P&I program teams to identify successes, synthesize information, and translate into visually and narratively compelling communications materials for external audiences.
- support communications materials for external events, panels, and webinars.
- support project coordination and management.
The intern will build skills in health communications, stakeholder engagement, and project management, and will receive hands-on experience supporting complex, multi-country projects within a non-profit global health organization. The intern will also gain a deep understanding of how to work with various teams in a culturally and programmatically diverse environment.
- Current student enrolled in an accredited university (ideally graduate program).
- Superb English writing and editing skills and a demonstrated capacity to synthesize and translate technical health and development issues into compelling persuasive writing.
- Strong graphic design skills including document layout and producing social media graphics and PowerPoint slides.
- Experience creating and designing communications and advocacy products that are accessible to target audiences and using various digital platforms including social media and web content.
- Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
- Ability to adapt within a fast-paced environment.
- International work or study experience a plus.
The intern will have regular check-ins with the Senior P&I Communications & Advocacy Officer to evaluate satisfactory progress toward achieving deliverables. Deliverables will be reviewed for quality and timeliness. The intern will be expected to demonstrate flexibility within a fast-paced work environment and adapt to shifts in deliverable prioritization.