Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropy Research Intern

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Job Description

Title: Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropy Research Intern

Location: Seattle, Washington, US

Program: Global Engagement and Communications


Start Date: October 7th, 2019

End Date: December 20th, 2019 *start and end dates can be flexible      

Estimated number of hours per week: 15-25, 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.


Description of the project the Intern will complete:


The intern will support research projects and community engagement activities to inform and influence the Corporate Engagement, Foundations, and Philanthropy teams’ pipelines and strategic partnership management. Specific responsibilities may include:


  • Conducting research projects to identify new partnership opportunities and support existing partnerships
  • Supporting the team with research and information-gathering to enhance proposals and reports
  • Preparing briefing materials for relationship managers by researching individuals and organizations
  • Participating in community engagement and awareness-raising events to increase visibility of PATH’s strategic partnerships



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


The intern will gain valuable research and relationship-building skills. Specifically, the intern will gain experience in the following areas:


  • Hands-on relationship management skills
  • Translating technical information and materials for lay audiences
  • Applying research and writing skills in a business development (relationship development and fundraising) context
  • Navigating working with a diverse set of technical experts as well as external partners to create the most value for partnership and fundraising outcomes
  • Obtaining a deep level of knowledge of the value of multisectoral partnerships to address global health issues including, but not limited to, malaria elimination, reproductive health and epidemic response


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


  • Enrolled in an academic program and have at least one additional term before completing a degree.
  • Strong qualitative research skills
  • Analytical, inquisitive and intuitive, with the ability to distill insights from various sources of information
  • Ability to understand and translate technical information for lay audiences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Previous volunteer or internship experience with nonprofit organizations a plus
  • Interest in global health, international development, and/or fundraising/partnerships



Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:


  • Understanding of global health issues
  • Conducting corporate research and philanthropic research
  • Deep understanding of end-to-end relationship management
  • Executing community engagement and awareness-raising events
  • Cross-team, cross-discipline communication and collaboration
  • Understanding the role of public-private partnerships for global impact


Proposed activities:


  • Assist with researching strategic corporate and philanthropic partnerships from within the corporate and foundation sectors
  • Conduct primary and secondary research to provide analysis on topics relevant to corporate and foundation relations
  • Generate content for reports, proposals and other communication materials, in partnership with PATH’s Corporate and Foundation Relations team
  • Support PATH’s corporate employee engagement strategy through event and community engagement participation
  • Support the Philanthropic Development team with prospect research


*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: Seattle, Washington, United States

Company Location: United States, Seattle

Position Type: Intern

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