GENESIS

Genesis, an innovative and ambitious social start-up, is looking for interns with a real passion to bring social change.  If you are looking for a challenging internship in the entrepreneurial world that combines educational programming, new technologies, and improves underprivileged societies, we want you!

 

Who are we?

Genesis is an early stage Israeli NGO.  Our main goal is to prevent genetic diseases and birth defects in the Bedouin society in Israel and provide a healthy beginning to all children.  Please visit our website: www.genesismed.org

 

Internship Opportunity: we offer a number of positions for interns who wish to gain experience in the fields of public and global health, medical genetics, business development and market research, marketing and/or technological solutions for preventive medicine.

           

Potential Areas of Responsibility:

  • Writing content–Conducting literature reviews on the common genetic diseases in the Bedouin community. End goal is both publishing scientific papers as well as establishing a web page that can be easily understood by all.

  • Global market research– Researching and mapping similar societies and solutions, to better understand the global problem. This will include gathering and analyzing external information about relevant issues, program design and operating environment, to allow us to make improved decisions on how to achieve our goals.

  • Cost-analysis reports–Writing cost-analysis reports on the common genetic diseases in the Bedouin community, based on the WHO guidelines.

  • Cost reduction analysis –Assisting in determining which costs our organization can cut without impacting its ability to deliver on its mission. Analyzing our administrative and operational expenses, workflows, and supply chain.

Some other ways you can make an impact:

  • Evaluation and Key Performance Indicators

  • Pitch development (business proposal/grant writing)

  • Research grants & proposals

  • Varied funding model

  • Management reporting systems/Databases Organizational learning and knowledge management

  • HR policy manual

  • Social media and Website

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and time management skills.

  • Interest in public health issues.

  • Self-starter - ability to meet deadlines and work independently.

  • Strong analytical and quantitative abilities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication  as well as time management skills.

  • Extremely attentive to detail, accurate and thorough.

  • Advantage (but not necessary) - fluent Arabic/Hebrew speakers.

  • Experience in marketing and/or business development for startup NGOs.

  • Experience in developing business models for public health organizations.

  • Work experience with WHO, Gates Foundation, The Clinton Foundation, other aid foundations and consulting firms that relate to these and similar organizations.

 

Internship Details:

o   This will likely be an unpaid internship.  However, several Harvard programs provide funding and credit opportunities and we can assist in any way to support your application process.

o   For example, through HBS you can get class credit for doing an Independent Project, get summer internship funding through the Rock Summer Fellows, or the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative. 

o   Because the organization staff is located in Israel, weekly communications will be conducted via Skype. We will provide training, orientation, and mentorship.

o   Weekly schedule is flexible and work is done remotely; thus, we are looking for students who enjoy taking initiative and remaining self-motivated.