Spring 2019 Intern, Engagement Awards


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering a Spring Internship to a qualified candidate who will support the Engagement Awards team. This paid Internship is a part-time temporary employment opportunity averaging 20 hours per week for a postgraduate student currently enrolled in a Masters program studying Health Communications, Public Health, Public Affairs, Graphic Design or Visual Communications. All applicants must be eligible to work in the US. Interested parties may apply for internships in multiple departments; please include a specific cover letter for each position.

Pay Range and Employment Status:

Interns shall be classified as temporary, part-time employees who are hired as interim replacements, to temporarily supplement the workforce, or to assist in the completion of a specific project and who are temporarily scheduled to work less than PCORI's full-time schedule for a limited duration. Employment beyond any initially stated period does not in any way imply a change in employment status. Temporary, part-time workers are not eligible for PCORI benefits.

Current postgraduate level students will be paid $20.00 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Portfolio analysis and visualization support, including the following tasks:
-Support the Engagement Award (EA) team's gap analysis work by identifying clusters of awards using an existing taxonomy (geographically, by condition, by stakeholder group, etc);
-Create visualizations of the awards through interactive maps and/or other tools in collaboration with the Engagement and Communications Department;
-Provide preliminary information/data and conduct literature reviews on areas the Engagement Awards program has not reached as a basis for further research.

Internal program site (SharePoint) redesign, including the following tasks:
-Design a user-friendly layout for other departments at PCORI to access Engagement Award program resources, using existing program pages as examples;
-Determine, in collaboration with the EA team, which content should be made private (for EA team-only) versus public (for all of PCORI to access);
-Propose and execute a plan to reorganize content to maximize accessibility and clarity of resources, including assessing file naming standardization options and/or proposing ways to free up storage.

General support for the Engagement Award program, which may include:
-Assisting Program Associates with entering Engagement Award project information into a
database;
-Working with Program Associates to develop/format Engagement Award final progress reports into public facing documents;
-Reviewing and updating Engagement Award project summary pages on the PCORI website;
-Reviewing and editing the internal Engagement Award project tracking systems to reflect
revised/modified contract dates, budgets, etc.;
-Assisting Program Officers with Engagement Award project information and/or materials, as needed.

Incumbent(s) in this position may be required to perform other duties and special assignments not specifically stated above.

Statements outlined in this section are designated as essential job functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

* PCORI Staff Conflict of Interest Statement - No PCORI employee can receive a direct financial benefit from a healthcare related organization during the course of his/her employment with PCORI.

PCORI conducts background checks on all applicants.

PCORI is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in our workforce.

Required Skills
The ideal intern for this position will have a team-player attitude, great organizational skills, and pay close attention to detail.

Other desirable skills include:
-Proficiency with the full Microsoft Suite, including Access and SharePoint;
-Ability to creatively troubleshoot and problem solve;
-Experience with graphic design and/or data visualization;
-Ability to organize, condense, and effectively share and communicate content;
-Interest in community/patient engagement, research, and/or public health-Currently enrolled in a Masters program studying Health Communications, Public Health, Public Affairs, Graphic Design or Visual Communications.

Application Process:

Applications for the PCORI Spring Internship Program will be accepted up until midnight on November 19th. Applicants who are chosen will be phone screened by a representative from PCORI Human Resources department and top candidates will move a final round interview phase. In-person and Skype interviews at PCORI with relevant intern supervisors will take place December 10th - 14th.

Key Dates:



Internship Application Submission Deadline- November 19, 2018

Decision Deadline – December 19, 2018

Spring Internship Start Date - February 4, 2019

Spring Internship End Date - April 19, 2019

Application Instructions:

PCORI will only consider complete applications that include:

  • A cover letter
  • An up-to-date resume
  • Undergraduate and Graduate school unofficial transcripts

Job Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Position Type Intern


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