Spring 2019 Intern, Evaluation and Analysis



The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering a Spring Internship to a qualified candidate who will support the Evaluation and Analysis. 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 a Science-related field. 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:

The intern will perform a variety of tasks to support PCORl's work in evaluation. Projects pertain to assessing the impact of PCORl's work, understanding what PCORI funds, building evidence for the science of engagement, and informing PCORl's process improvement and operations as a learning organization.

Tasks may relate to the following:

  • Data collection (programming and testing surveys; applying codes about PCORl's funded portfolio; abstracting information from various sources; conducting systematic literature reviews)
  • Data management (cleaning data; developing or updating code books or other documentation)
  • Data analysis (descriptive data analyses; qualitative analysis of transcripts, open-ended survey text, or other written information; synthesizing data/information from various sources, including published literature)
  • Data visualization (developing charts, figures, slides, and infographics from raw data to made data user-friendly)
  • Dissemination to internal and external audiences (performing quality control reviews of developed dissemination materials)


The intern may support an evaluation project from conceptualization to dissemination or participate in critical stages of larger projects.

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
  • Master's student or pre-doctoral student with research methods background
  • Studying a science-related field with a background in clinical epidemiology, health services research, sociology, or psychology
  • Experience with quantitative or qualitative data analysis, evaluation research, and/or survey research methods strongly preferred
  • Experience with clinical research, including writing or understanding plans or protocols, preferred
  • Ability to implement literature reviews and summarize literature. Familiarity with PubMed, EBSCO, Web of Science, Ovid and other scientific literature websites preferred
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word


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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