PATH – Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Intern (Nairobi).

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Intern

Tracking Code: 10961

Job Description

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PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

 Division: People & Culture 

 Project Name:  People & Culture

 Start Date:  October 2021

 End Date:    April 2022                   

Estimated number of hours per week:     15-20 hours 

Location(s) of internship:    US Remote

Will the intern be receiving a stipend?*:        Yes

Will the intern travel? (local or international):         No

Description of internship project:

 People & Culture (P&C) supports PATH’s vision, goals, and workstreams for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) globally. This team’s work includes supporting and implementing DEI initiatives; convening people-driven DEI workstreams across the organization; communicating organizational progress on DEI efforts; providing overarching support, education, facilitation of the DEI Advisory Group; and ensuring appropriate resourcing and alignment across organizational DEI pillars. The 2021-23 PATH DEI strategy is fully sponsored by PATH’s Executive Team and was released in March 2021

The intern will work with the P&C team to monitor and track the 2021-23 DEI strategy, support the coordination and administration of the DEI Advisory Group, collate information from DEI workstreams for ongoing projects and create project documents and presentations. Support the team in coordinating communication materials for PATH internally and externally, support the project team in maintaining project trackers, and contribute to ad hoc DEI activities.

Internship goals and learning objectives/benefit to the intern:

The intern will have the ability to develop their own learning objectives in alignment with their personal or academic goals. The P&C learning objectives for the internship are:

  • Develop project management skills by tracking key project details and findings.
  • Develop an understanding of DEI in global public health
  • Build skills in creating communication materials for multiple audiences (e.g., PATH staff, external stakeholders)
  • Practice organizational management and maintaining a rhythm of business

Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:  

Coordination and administration

  • Coordinate PATH DEI Advisory Group meetings including scheduling (as needed), drafting meeting agendas with input from co-chairs and P&C leads, and taking meeting minutes.
  • Maintain People & Culture project files and documentation.
  • Assist with ad hoc strategy planning and coordination; support DEI workstream activities, as needed.


  • Manage PATH Equity mailbox; flag and advise of any updates, important/urgent messages, progress, and delegate requests as appropriate.
  • Coordinate the ‘PATH to Equity’ learning series with support from P&C; manage intake process, support pre-event planning; provide operational support during learning sessions, as needed.
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of quarterly PATH DEI Newsletter in collaboration with P&C’s communications expert; solicit content from P&C members; support review, editing, and dissemination processes.

Research and analysis

  • Support facilitation of the DEI Advisory Group qualitative interviews in collaboration with the DEI metrics intern; lead interview questions and/or take notes.
  • Seek out opportunities to increase the effectiveness of the PATH DEI strategy, improve project management processes.
  • Compile DEI articles, resources, tools and podcasts relevant to the Global Health sector.

 Learning outcomes (how the Intern’s performance will be evaluated):  

Overall performance will be evaluated using the intern’s own objectives (based on personal or academic goals). At the beginning of the internship, the intern will work with the supervisor to develop 3-5 objectives. Bi-weekly (or as needed), the intern and supervisor will meet to check-in regarding progress and the intern will have an opportunity to ask for feedback. The intern and supervisor will also meet to review upcoming activities. The supervisor will be able to provide detailed written feedback upon request.

 Required skills and experience:

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an academic program at the start of the internship (may graduate part way through).
  • Demonstrated interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); health equity; global health; and the social determinants of health.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfort with collaborating with internal team members across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to clearly and accurately document meeting minutes and action items and to maintain clear and organized shared project documentation and file structures.
  • Excellent command over MS Office applications, especially MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. Proficiency in Smartsheet desired or interest/ability to learn.


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

Job Location: Nairobi, Seattle, or Washington DC, United States




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