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Internship, Johannesburg, Window of Opportunity Project, MCHN – PATH


Note: Internships are contingent upon the individual providing documentation of identity and eligibility to participate in paid or unpaid practical training within South Africa.

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

Internship project background and aims:


PATH seeks interns for a Maternal Child Health Nutrition and development initiative the ‘Window of Opportunity Project’. This project focuses on improving the health and development of children less than two years old in four districts in South Africa (John Taolo Gaetsewe, Nkangala, Uthungulu and Sedibeng). Using a participatory approach aimed at strengthening community ownership and capacity, the project works in partnership with local health and social services departments and CBOS that provide child health and development services.

Benefit to Intern:

Gains hands on grounded experience, provides competitive edge from similar colleagues and increase professional networks and personal branding

Internship goals and learning objectives:

The Interns will be responsible for providing support to the projects district Offices during the implementation of all the project objectives and interventions by the district project teams. S/he will be expected to work collaboratively with the project’s technical Program Officers, District Project Manager’s and District Administrative Officers.

Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:


  • Organizational and administrative skills.
  • Public health developments.
  • Project Administration.

Proposed activities:

  • Provide day to day logistical support in the implementation of program interventions.
  • Strengthen reporting abilities of the project and improve the quality of the reports.
  • Review and correct project documents.
  • Capture monthly project data into the projects database.
  • Be part of the team that prepares for workshops and all other key project events.
  • Contribute to managing the projects repository and all other document management systems.
  • Provide administrative support such as managing procurement documentation, assisting managing storage of project supplies, assist in courier and managing feedback from different stakeholders.

Stipend: R 4000.00/month

Travel: Yes

Location(s) of internship: Johannesburg Rosebank

Hours per week : 40

Term: September 1, 2015 – August 30, 2016

*All PATH internships are eligible for school credit. Please refer to your university’s process for credit eligibility.*

Required Skills

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in one or more local (South African) languages desirable.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office software
  • Human relation skills
  • Ability to work with small and big groups

Required Experience

  • Completed Undergraduate studies (i.e social, development and public health)
  • No much experience required (volunteering experience will be an advantage).
  • Valid driver’s license will be an advantage

Must have legal authorization to work in South Africa.

PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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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