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Healthcare Policy Intern

The Economist Newspaper Limited Washington, DC
  • Expired: October 08, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Healthcare Consulting Division offers sector-focused research and strategic advisory services for organizations across the healthcare ecosystem. Through the heritage of two acquisitions, Bazian and Clearstate, and the EIU's world renowned analytical, macroeconomic and policy capabilities, EIU Healthcare is able to provide high quality global healthcare data and insight.


Within EIU Healthcare, the Health Policy & Clinical Evidence Practice offers independent, specialized health policy analysis and clinical evidence synthesis. The Practice output seeks to drive effective organizational decisions (at a system, population and individual level) and impactful external engagement by interpreting and communicating the most critical health issues facing us globally today.


Currently we are seeking to a highly motivated and talented healthcare policy intern to augment our dynamic, award winning global team and growing Health Policy & Clinical Evidence Practice. The intern will meaningfully participate in projects around evidence-based clinical research and health policy analyses that drive effective organizational decisions and impactful external engagement.


This is a part- to full-time paid internship for up to 6 months based in our Washington, DC 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 in the DC area and abroad
  • Learn about EIU Healthcare policy solutions and broader organizational capabilities

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

The Economist Newspaper Limited


Washington, DC