Antimicrobial Resistance Internship

Seattle, WASHINGTON | 6 months
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Antimicrobial Resistance Internship

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Title: Antimicrobial Resistance Intern

Location: Seattle, Washington, US

Program: Health Systems Innovation and Delivery


Start Date: September 10th , 2019

End Date: December 10th , 2019 *start and end dates can be flexible      

Estimated number of hours per week: 20, flexible  

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 Innovation and Delivery (HSID) program within PATH focuses on health systems and includes robust analyses to guide the design and implementation of: 1) health system innovations to improve performance, 2) cross-cutting health system adaptations to better assure successful adoption and scale of specific products and disease prevention innovations, 3) technical assistance for quality improvement and to strengthen overall health system integrity and resilience, and 4) strategies to better integrate the effective delivery of services across health and disease categories.


PATH is currently recruiting an intern in our Seattle offices to support HSID's Antimicrobial Resistance portfolio. 


Description of the project the Intern will complete:


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.


The internship position will require the coordination and support for activities such as task and document management, and maintenance of project management tools. Specifically, the intern will be expected to support project start-up, coordination and implementation activities related to addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR). With our evolving portfolio of projects, the intern may have the opportunity to widen this scope depending on project activities and interest.


Description of overall learning objectives and goals for the internship/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 build an understanding of project start-up fundamentals
  • 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.


Brief description of required skills/experience the intern should possess:


  • Enrolled in a graduate level program and have at least one additional term before completing a degree. Preferred areas of study include: infectious disease, AMR, or related field.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Familiarity with French or Vietnamese preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook and OneNote.
  • Must be an enrolled student in an accredited university.
  • Knowledge and interest in international development, global health, and project management.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities.


Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:


  • Project startup, development, and coordination.
  • Cross-team, cross-discipline communication and collaboration.
  • Ability to communicate complex public health problems to non-experts.
  • Understanding of partnerships between public-nonprofit and corporate entities.
  • Core public health technical competencies (data use, management, and analysis).


Proposed activities:


  • Support the GHS team with tracking the Fleming Fund project implementation and reporting.
  • Assist in developing publications in various thematic areas.
  • Develop and adapt project management tools and disseminate for usage.
  • Support coordination of project partners and new project developments.
  • Identify new business development opportunities for AMR and assist in proposal development.



*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. PATH does not provide relocation assistance for internships.



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.


Job Location
Seattle, Washington, United States
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United States, Seattle
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