Nutrition Innovation Internship

Part Time | Seattle, WASHINGTON | 4 months
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Nutrition Innovation Internship

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Title: Nutrition Innovation Internship

Location: Seattle, Washington, US

Program: Alternative Proteins / Hilton Prize Coalition Fellowship


Start Date: June 2019

End Date: September 2019  *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. We will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged. 


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 innovation 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:


The Alternative Proteins project seeks explore the potential of “alternative” proteins—including cultured proteins produced in laboratory settings as well as selected plant-based alternatives—in emerging markets. Specifically, PATH and our partners aim to assess the extent to which alternative proteins can play a meaningful role in supporting global nutrition in a more sustainable way than those produced through livestock.


Through this internship, the selected candidate can expect to conduct a literature review on the topic of plant protein quality and support a market landscape analysis of plant-based alternative protein products.


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


The intern will gain valuable experience, including:

  • 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 (masters or doctoral degree preferred) and have at least one additional term before completing a degree. Preferred areas of study include: nutrition sciences, dietetics, food sciences or biology.
  • 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:


  • Accessing and summarizing research
  • Interpreting and synthesizing results of research
  • Project management
  • Technical writing



Proposed activities:


  • Conducting a review of peer-reviewed literature on the topic of protein quality.
  • Supporting a desk review for a market landscape.
  • Synthesizing data and information gathered from the literature review/desk research into clear, concise deliverables.
  • Providing support in managing project activities and timelines.
  • Participating in regular meetings with PATH staff from the Nutrition and Market Dynamics teams and our project collaborators.
  • Supporting the development of project deliverables, including reports, presentations, and white papers as applicable.
  • Preparing a final report and summary PowerPoint presentation.


From these activities, the intern will produce the following deliverables: a summary report and PowerPoint presentation, as well as an annotated bibliography.


*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.



Interns 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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