Global Nutrition Internship

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA | about 1 month

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Global Nutrition Internship

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9787
Job Description

Title: Global Nutrition Internship

Location: Washington DC, US

Program: Global Health Programs, MQSUN+

 

Start Date: January, 2020

End Date: May, 2020 *start and end dates can be flexible      

Estimated number of hours per week: 20 - 40, 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 Maximising the Quality of Scaling up Nutrition Plus (MQSUN+ ) (https://mqsunplus.path.org/ ) project aims to provide the Department for International Development (DFID) and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) (https://scalingupnutrition.org/ ) movement with technical assistance (TA) to improve the quality of nutrition-related programmes, and is committed to:

 

  • Expanding the evidence base on the causes of undernutrition
  • Enhancing skills and capacity to support scaling up of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programmes
  • Providing guidance available to support programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Increasing innovation in nutrition programmes
  • Knowledge-sharing to ensure lessons are learnt across DFID and beyond.

 

This internship’s goal is to support technical activities under the MQSUN+ project. The learning objectives are to 1) gain understanding of global/country nutrition activities, 2) increase knowledge of program management and 3) learn to write technical documents for diverse stakeholders.

 

Description of the project the Intern will complete:

 

 

  • Finalize Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition Plus (MQSUN+ ) project products (“deliverables” and other “dissemination pieces”, i.e., reports, presentations, learning session lesson plans, toolkit pieces, webinars, blogs, whitepapers, articles, concept notes, or briefs), including: light review, summarizing as needed, referencing, copyediting, formatting, and compilation of pieces for submission by project staff.
  • Provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) support, including helping maintain tracker of technical assistance (TA) assignments, clean and summarize qualitative data from TA assignment exit surveys, conduct basic analysis of national nutrition data, support drafting of “maps” from investment to impact.
  • Project management, including supporting preparation of periodic reports (summarizing completed assignments, analyzing lessons learned, helping develop M&E section, compiling other annexes); document consultation with TA teams; attend staff meetings to document actions.
  • Learning, including attending learning events and report out to PATH’s maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition team, including presenting evidence/learning around cross-cutting areas as relevant to nutrition.

 

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

 

 

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program (in nutrition, public health, anthropology, or similar), with 6 months of experience through academic coursework or work experience in public health or a related field.
  • Strong writing and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, other data, Publisher, online survey, citation manager, and other software is appreciated)
  • Communications experience (e.g., creating infographics or diagrams, formatting professional documents, social media),
  • Oral communication skills and ability to work independently and on a team
  • French language skills are a plus.

 

Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:

 

 

Communications skills, summarizing technical documents, producing (formatting, editing, and proofing) technical documents, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills, teamwork, and basic administrative/management skills. 

 

Proposed activities:

 

  • Monitoring and evaluation: Support M&E activities, e.g.: maintain tracker of MQSUN+ TA assignments, clean and summarize qualitative data from TA assignment exit surveys, conduct basic analysis of national nutrition data, support drafting of “maps” from investment to impact.
  • Support finalization of deliverables: reference, copyedit, format, and compile for submission.
  • Support external meeting preparation (developing presentations and learning session lesson plans): micronutrients in country plans, country plans development toolkit, and investment-to-impact maps.
  • Support knowledge management and dissemination (toolkits, webinars, blogs, whitepapers, articles, concept notes, and/or briefs): country plans review, multisectoral planning, resource mobilization, gender, capacity, donor programmes, private sector, investment-to-impact maps, and/or nutrition research networks.
  • Project management and learning: Support preparation of periodic reports (summarizing completed assignments, analyzing lessons learned, helping develop M&E section, compiling other annexes); document consultation with TA teams; attend staff meetings to document actions; attend events to report important learning to MQSUN+ (e.g. on disability, gender and data protection polices as relevant to TA).
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    *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
    Washington, District of Columbia, United States
    Company Location
    United States, Washington, D.C.
    Position Type
    Intern

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