HPIO internship opportunities

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio’s mission is to partner with policymakers and other stakeholders engaged in the policymaking process to provide the independent and nonpartisan analysis needed to create evidence-informed state health policy.

HPIO offers part-time, unpaid internship opportunities to students who are interested in health policy and who want to learn more about Ohio’s healthcare and public health systems and the various factors that influence health and healthcare spending. An internship at HPIO allows students to gain substantive knowledge of health policy issues and a greater understanding of the health policy landscape, both in Ohio and nationally.

Interns assist the HPIO policy team by conducting research, analyzing and compiling data and information, writing, reviewing and editing draft publications and coordinating stakeholder meetings. Interns are also encouraged to attend internal staff meetings, Board meetings, educational forums, as well as legislative or state agency committee meetings.

Qualifications and requirements

HPIO’s internship program is open to applicants from all academic programs. Graduate students are preferred; however, undergraduate students are welcome to apply. It is also recommended that, when possible, applicants combine an HPIO internship with their academic program requirements.

  • Applicant must be a student at the time of the internship
  • Internships require a commitment of at least 4-5 months
  • Interns are required to work15-20 hours a week, distributed over 3 days during HPIO’s normal business hours

Please refer below for information on academic semester start dates.

Summer: intern positions typically start in May and run through August

Fall: intern positions typically start in August and run through December

Spring: intern positions typically start in January and run through May

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Hailey Akah at hakah@hpio.net, and indicate the academic semester in which you are interested, with subject line “HPIO Internship.”