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Yasmeen Abu-Frahia (Co-Founder, Genesis)

  • Harvard Business School, Hawes 101 (map)

Genesis - aims to decrease the prevalence of genetic diseases among the 21M Bedouins in the Middle East through premarital genetic testing and matching.

Genesis offers a number of internships for students 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. Following are some of potential areas of responsibility:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

Additional ways in which 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, and social media/website.

Weekly schedule is flexible and work is done remotely. Several Harvard programs provide funding and credit opportunities which can be applied to these internships.