Spring 2019 Intern, Public and Patient Engagement


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering a Spring Internship to a qualified candidate who will support the Public and Patient Engagement 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 Social Science, Public Policy, Public Health, Public Administration, or Health Sciences. 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 Public and Patient Engagement Intern's work will focus on efforts to ensure PCORI is responsive to stakeholder priorities and needs. A summary of planned responsibilities are provided below:

-Support PPE gap analysis of stakeholder outreach efforts through the development of stakeholder profiles and best practices for prospecting stakeholder activity that relates to PCORI

-Support execution of a targeted outreach plan aimed at soliciting stakeholder feedback on priority issues among key audiences

-Collaborate with members of the Public and Patient Engagement (PPE) Team in planning efforts surrounding external stakeholder engagement activities (e.g., roundtables, workshops, webinars, Speakers Bureau Engagements)

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
• At least 2 years full time work experience or equivalent part-time experience while in school
• Experience synthesizing data/information from various sources and identifying themes
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Strong written, oral, and communication skills
• Demonstrated attention to detail
• Seeking a Master's student student in health research or related field (e.g., public health, epidemiology, health services research, psychology, sociology, anthropology).
• Experience, knowledge, or interest in community outreach and coalition building and management is preferred.
• Proficient in MS Office

To be considered for this role, intern applicants should be 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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