"Recognized in FastCompany’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards in the categories of Best World Changing Idea APAC and Developing World Technology, Praava Health is building Bangladesh’s fastest growing consumer healthcare brand."

Praava Health is a network of family health centers raising the bar for healthcare in Bangladesh with international quality doctors, diagnostics, and technology. We offer consultations with family doctors and a full range of diagnostics services, including laboratory and imaging. We envision a world class health care system that puts Patients first. 

We aspire to be Bangladesh’s trusted partner in health, empowering Patients to manage their health in a manner aligned with their values. We aim to establish the best healthcare company in Bangladesh. We are a small, impassioned, collaborative team that is inspired to build the best healthcare company in Bangladesh. We seek interns who are excited to help us to build, design, and communicate a new brand and a new concept of healthcare to a new market.

As a Development Intern, you will provide support to Praava Health’s fundraising activities. Specifically, you will be responsible for helping Praava identify potential sources of grant funding and develop a sustainable plan for increasing grant revenue. Under the general direction from Directors and the CEO, you will: 

  • Research and identify prospective corporate, foundation and government grants for which Praava is eligible (as a for-profit company), both within Bangladesh and internationally. Identify grants that align with Praava’s impact story and value proposition. 

  • Conduct analysis to determine which funders are likely to fund Praava; help narrow funding targets and develop a database of grants for which Praava is eligible (including funding type, proposal process, reporting requirements, grant management requirements, and deadlines).  

  • Help identify funding needs and position Praava’s impact story to align with funding goals. 

  • Assess and recommend which grants Praava should pursue, based on income goals, feasibility, timing and the needed level of effort to manage the grant. 

  • In collaboration with Medical Services, Business Innovation, and Finance teams, develop materials and supporting documents for grant proposals. 

  • Identify operational needs to successfully manage grants should they be awarded, and work with Operations team to set up needed infrastructure. 

  • Assist with other fundraising projects as needed. 

This is an opportunity to help shape a new model of care in Bangladesh, together with the Praava family, including doctors, nurses, health coaches, laboratory and diagnostic staff, and senior leadership.

The Development Intern is a current student or a recent graduate from a top business or public health school with a passion for global health and an analytical skillset. You also demonstrate:

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals. 

  • Strong analytical skills, specifically related to fundraising prospect research.

  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources and basic fundraising techniques. 

  • Experience working in healthcare settings is a plus.

  • Understanding of value-based healthcare concepts is especially attractive.

  • Ability to listen with empathy and to communicate with respect when interacting with health care professionals and Patients.

  • Attention to detail and excellent documentation skills.

  • Strong commitment to our Founder’s vision for a healthcare brand based on the pillars of Trust, Quality, Reliability, and Affordability, based on team values of Service, My Praava, Integrity, Listening, and Excellence (SMILE).

  • Patience and creativity when faced with challenges and openness to new experiences.

  • Initiative, drive, and enthusiasm to build and be part of a visionary team working to transform health care in Bangladesh.

Essential to your success, will be your ability to manage project dependencies and stakeholder relationships as it relates to the project and ensure timely and effective communication with your team and with the project stakeholders.

  • Make the world a better place: Every member of our team believes in her/his capacity to contribute to systemic change in healthcare in Bangladesh.

  • Be at the forefront of redesigning healthcare delivery: Praava has an incredible platform for impact, including through incorporation of value-based concepts that align our incentives with our Patients’ for a healthier future for our communities and our country.

  • Improve healthcare and health through evidence: We are investing in constantly evaluating the effectiveness and impact of our work.

  • Revolutionize healthcare through the concept of patient-centric care: Praava’s core values ensure that Patients are treated with empathy, respect and dignity. We are committed to creating an unparalleled healthcare experience and to change the perception of healthcare in Bangladesh. We are driven by the belief that clinical outcomes are actually improved when Patients are engaged in managing their health.

  • Join a diverse, energetic team: The Praava team is proud to have attracted a wide range of international and local talent, and we hope you can help us to expand this. The team is energetic, amiable, and helpful, and truly embodies a work family.

  • Be part of a rapidly scaling organization: Over time, harnessing technology and data and creative alternative financing models, Praava Health expects to be able to offer world class health care to tens of millions of Bangladeshis.

Praava Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other quality protected by law.

Please email statement of inquiry and resume with the subject “Intern – Development” to careers@praavahealth.com