Progressive Health Worldwide’s (PHWW) Karnataka, India
Program brings treatment and nutrition to a rural area with one of the highest incidence rates of childhood tuberculosis in the world. Our work involves public health strategy, a hands-on clinic and nutrition program, and coordination with local partnerships at the state and organizational levels. To create a more holistic solution our India program is expanding to examine sustainable methods for developing the challenged local agricultural economy. We are a small, dynamic team with the goal of creating simple, yet creative and culturally sensitive solutions to one of the most important problems facing the world today – childhood mortality – and we need your help.
PHWW’s Portland office seeks a full time Graduate level intern for Summer 2008 (minimum of 8 weeks), with potential for expanded career opportunities.
* Strategic development: Researching and planning expansion of both geography and scope of current TB clinic and nutrition program to other areas in South India, and to incorporate development of local agricultural economy.
* Partnerships development: Outreach to other organizations and programs involved in infectious disease, nutrition, and agricultural economy projects to establish/maintain collaborations.
* Project implementation: Travel to project site in India to meet with partners and community, survey and document progress of treatment program.
* Organizational development: Assist with donor development, foundation research/outreach, materials development, communications with supporters, and planning of fundraising events in the U.S.
Qualifications and Skills:
* Graduate level student interested in Public Health, International Development, and/or Agriculture.
* Strategic thinking and project development/management skills.
* An interest in working at all levels within the organization from participating in high level long-term program planning, to accompanying doctors on house calls, to administrative level event planning.
* Excellent communication skills, with experience specifically in India, or a similar developing nation projects a plus.
* Enthusiastic and industrious, seeking a hands-on international nonprofit experience, and interest in career potential for PHWW projects.
* Ability to be based full-time at Portland, OR office for a minimum of 8 weeks,including possible travel for 2-3 weeks to Karnataka, India (related travel expenses will be covered).
PHWW participates in work-for-credit or internship funding programs offered by applicants’ institutions. Please note any programs available to you in your application. For applicants without access to such University programs, stipend from PHWW may be requested and considered on a case-by-case basis. Travel expenses and visa fees for India portion will be covered by PHWW.
Start date: June 2, 2008
Last day to apply: August 29, 2008
Paid or unpaid: Paid
Applicants should send cover letter and resume to
Ms. Hema Subramanian at email@example.com
Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Although we really look forward to reading everyone’s application, due to volume of responses, we will only be able to send personal replies to selected candidates.