Japanese Industry Partnership Landscape Internship

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA | 6 months
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Japanese Industry Partnership Landscape Internship

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Title: Diagnostics: Japanese Industry Partnership Landscape Intern 

Location: Seattle or San Francisco, United States

Program: Diagnostics


Start Date: September 16, 2019 or soon thereafter

End Date: November 15th, 2019 *start and end dates can be flexible      

Estimated number of hours per week: 6-8  hours/week, flexible   

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.


PATH is currently recruiting for an internship based in our PATH office in Seattle or San Francisco, California to help identify and down-select appropriate partners based on secondary research.


Description of the project the Intern will complete:


PATH would like to better understand the landscape of diagnostic industry partners and other institutional partners in Japan who can support the PATH Diagnostics Program in its mission to improve global health equity.


Description of overall learning objectives and goals for the internship/benefit to the Intern:


The intern will expand on their desk research skills, learn how to create and apply criteria for evaluating potential partnerships, and be exposed to the process of partner due diligence. The intern will have an insider view into PATH’s partnership model and how this model serves our global health mission.



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


  • To be eligible, you must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school program and have at least one additional term before completing a degree. 
  • Secondary research experience including collecting, organizing, and analyzing data
  • Experience with online research
  • Comfort in mining publication databases such as Pubmed
  • Familiarity with biology, public health, or medical devices and diagnostics
  • Familiarity with the Japanese medical industry is preferred
  • Japanese language skills are preferred
  • Based in Seattle or San Francisco


Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:


  • Secondary research skills
  • Collecting and analyzing data sets
  • Partnership evaluation and due diligence


Proposed activities:


The intern will conduct desk research to find organizations in Japan that have historically been or are currently involved in global health research or product development specific to malaria, TB, or Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), including but not limited to Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis, Chagas, and Soil-transmitted helminths. The intern will also identify diagnostic companies with the capacity to develop and/or manufacture point-of-care diagnostics appropriate for low and middle income countries. The intern will receive input from the team on key-word searches to guide the desk research. The intern will be provided a list of attributes for which each partner must be evaluated against. The intern will be responsible for reporting back to the team with regular frequency on his/her findings. The research is expected to be iterative and the team may refine its search criteria and evaluation attributes. The final deliverable will be an excel table with the full list of partners evaluated against each of the attributes. Additional insights and analysis are encouraged and highly welcome.



*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. 



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.


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