Spring 2019 Intern, Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering a Spring Internship to a qualified candidate who will support the Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research 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 Public Health, Health Administration, Health Policy, Public Administration, or Public Policy. 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 Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research Intern will:

-Support work to keep science staff informed about external activities that are salient to PCORI's investment in opioid-related research and assist in organizing materials to better communicate the strengths of this portfolio to outside audiences. This project entails developing a tracking system to identify seminal articles and policy changes affecting prescription opioid use and treatment of opioid use disorder, developing and organizing communications materials, such as presentations and study summaries, to describe PCORI-funded projects addressing the opioid crisis. It also may involve obtaining information from other funding agencies about initiatives or major new studies they have funded to address the opioid crisis.

-Support the Telehealth Evidence to Action Network. This project will include a number of exciting opportunities related to communicating findings from a stakeholder workshop to PCORI investigators. These include preparing presentations and other materials to describe the strengths of PCORI's telehealth portfolio and invoke discussion, and providing logistical support for a series of webinars - including topics, such as mHealth to promote self-management of chronic disease and use of telehealth to address disparities. Assist with coding telehealth projects to continuously update the portfolio analysis as the portfolio grows.

- If time allows, the intern may help with support in the preparation of portfolio syntheses or communication materials about the HDDR portfolio overall or in areas such as asthma, palliative care, pragmatic trials, or the elderly, being spearheaded by staff in the Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research group.

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 role will be a promising Graduate student or advanced degree holder in a field related to Public Health, Health Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Clinical Fields, and other allied fields (e.g., social work).
- Interest in healthcare systems research, healthcare systems improvement, opioids research, and telehealth.
- Previous experience in a healthcare system (clinical, administrative, community, or research settings), advocacy, health policy or relevant stakeholder organization preferred.
- Basic understanding of health services research methodology.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

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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