Health Policy Intern

Job Locations United States-DC-Washington | United States-NY-New York


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The Economist Group's Client Solutions division specialises in delivering bespoke research, thought leadership and consulting that leverage both The Economist and The Economist Intelligence Unit's expertise and reach. We deliver research and engagement programmes that use evidence and data to drive change on the critical economic and public policy issues facing our world. Our clients include government bodies, international organisations and corporations, and we provide evidence, insights and advice to shape their policies and programmes.


The Client Solutions division is looking for a highly motivated intern to augment our dynamic, influential global team and to deliver an expanding range of products and services. The intern will principally deliver projects around evidence-based clinical research and health policy analyses that drive high-quality effective organisational decisions, impactful external engagement to improve health and healthcare. The position will entail working with clients in both the public and the private sector.


This is a 6 month paid internship based in our Washington, DC or New York, NY office.  Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your skills and capabilities as they relate to this internship.


How will you contribute?

  • Participate in project teams with healthcare analysts on multi-country engagements for government / NGO / industry clients
  • Assist with evidence-based analyses such as literature reviews, disease burden studies, health policy analysis and international benchmarking
  • Use diverse project methodologies, including primary research, literature searches, data analysis, all supporting compelling deliverables and relevant conclusions
  • Increase your exposure to key therapeutic areas, policy developments and global health systems
  • Learn from our business development executives about how to develop "winning" proposals from leads and RFPs generated by interpreting client needs, conceptualizing the project framework, defining clear project approaches and output, and demonstrating EIU Healthcare knowledge
  • Learn about the public and private health sector landscape on a local, regional and global level
  • Learn about EIU Healthcare policy solutions and broader organizational capabilities

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:

  • Demonstrated experience and/or exposure to health (either in public or private sector), preferably with a policy focus
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e. science, health policy); current enrollment in a Master’s programme is a plus
  • Proven experience in evidence-based, health related analyses with qualitative and quantitative components
  • Exposure to health policy / system trends and issues; ideal candidate would have exposure to international markets
  • Exceptional command of written and spoken English; additional fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Intellectual curiosity, with highly analytical, organized and meticulous research skills
  • An ability to utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches
  • Capacity to learn unfamiliar topics quickly and produce deliverables with occasionally ambiguous input
  • Good teamwork through transparent and effective communications, the ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization
  • Versatility, and an ability to think both inside and outside of the box


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