Nutrition Innovation: Fortification Internship

Seattle, WASHINGTON | 3 months
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Nutrition Innovation: Fortification Internship

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Title: Nutrition Innovation: Fortification Internship

Location: Seattle, Washington, US

Program: Maternal, Newborn Child Health and Nutrition


Start Date: August 1st

End Date: November *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 goal of PATH's Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) Program is to apply effective, innovative approaches to broadening access to and use of key MNCHN interventions that address the most pressing causes of maternal, newborn and child deaths, and poor nutritional status. Our approach includes: an emphasis on community-level action; a focus on improving the quality of existing health services, improving preventive and curative care across the continuum of care from facility to community level; a commitment to reaching underserved communities; a focus on working to understand and address barriers to high-quality care; and mobilization of social and political support to create and sustain an enabling environment for service delivery of key evidence-based interventions. Where appropriate, the MNCHN Program strives to establish public-private partnerships to advance our goals.   


PATH is currently recruiting a summer intern based at PATH offices in Seattle to support the teams nutrition fortification portfolio. The intern will work under the management of the PATH’s Director of the MNCHN program. 



Description of the project the Intern will complete:


Food fortification is a cost-effective, sustainable way to reduce micronutrient deficiencies by enabling communities to get greater value from the foods they already eat. For more than 20 years, PATH has pioneered and led rice fortification development and introduction as a vehicle to deliver micronutrients to vulnerable populations in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Today, PATH’s fortified rice portfolio is continuing its focus on expanding its evidence base, developing markets, and broadening market introduction globally.


Through this internship, the selected candidate will support PATH’s fortification portfolio by conducting a literature review, supporting data analysis, and contributing to the development of an academic manuscript.



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


The intern will gain valuable experience, including:

  • Data analysis
  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Interpreting results of research
  • Technical writing
  • Project management
  • Presentation skills



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


  • Enrolled in a postgraduate program and have at least one additional term before completing a degree. Preferred graduate student or doctoral degree candidate.
  • Professional and/or academic training in public health, epidemiology, and/or statistics preferred.
  • Quantitative data analysis experience highly preferred (STATA).
  • Analytical, inquisitive, and intuitive with the ability to distill insights and summarize information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently and also as a member of a team.
  • Interest in global health or development.



Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:


  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Technical writing
  • Interpreting and synthesizing results of research
  • Project management



Proposed activities:


The intern will be responsible for:

  • Supporting quantitative data cleaning and analysis.
  • Conducting a review of peer-reviewed literature on the topic of rice fortification.
  • Reviewing reports.
  • Synthesizing data and literature review findings into clear, concise deliverables.
  • Providing support in managing project activities and timelines.
  • Participating in regular meetings with PATH staff and collaborators.
  • Assisting in the development of an academic manuscript and/or grant applications as needed.
  • Preparing final deliverables and summary PowerPoint presentation.


From these activities, the intern will produce the following deliverables: a data analysis plan, a draft academic manuscript, and a summary PowerPoint presentation.



*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. 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.

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