Global Health Security Internship

Seattle, WASHINGTON | about 1 month

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Global Health Security Internship

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The Global Health Security team is seeking two virtual interns to support the US-based teams in Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C.


*Please submit cover letter and writing sample with application 


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


PATH’s Global Health Security team leads several projects and initiatives that serve the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and aim to strengthen global capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. These include the five-year, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-funded Global Health Security projects; the USAID Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) project; and several Fleming Fund projects aimed at combatting and preventing the spread of antimicrobial resistance.  The Global Health Security team is seeking two virtual interns to support the US-based teams in Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C. The Seattle based intern will support the CDC Global Health Security and Fleming Fund projects and the D.C. based intern will support the IDDS project.


Through this internship, the selected candidate(s) will provide coordination and communications support to the GHS Initiative. Activities will include supporting document and knowledge management, updating project management tools and trackers, developing PowerPoint presentations, editing communications materials, and providing status updates of project deliverables to the team. The intern will be expected to support and facilitate efficient and clear communication across global teams of experts and provide support to new and ongoing projects. The intern may have the opportunity to widen this scope subject to project activities and personal interests.



  • The intern will be involved in hands-on work related to project coordination and communications.
  • The intern will build ability to multi-task and work professionally with various colleagues and mentors within PATH, developing project coordination, management, and organizational skills.
  • The intern will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of public health, surveillance, and epidemiology.
  • The intern will gain and utilize experience in proposal writing and report preparation.
  • Support project coordination and management.
  • Update capacity statements and other communications materials.
  • Assist in the coordination of business development opportunities and external affairs, as needed.
  • Assist the Senior Program Assistant with developing and refining donor project reports.
  • Participate in regular project calls with country offices.
  • Assist in finalizing project deliverables including editorial reviews.
Required Experience
  • Current student enrolled in an accredited university.
  • Strong project coordination and management skills, with excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and interest in global health, international development, and project management.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Outlook, and OneNote.
  • Ability to adapt within a fast-paced environment.
  • International work or study experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with French a plus.


*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.


*Internship will be from March 2021 through July 2021.


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 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.


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Job Location
Seattle, WA or Washington, DC, United States
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United States, Seattle or Washington, DC
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