Career and internship opportunities

Internship opportunities

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 writing, reviewing and editing draft publications. 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 work 15-20 hours a week, distributed over 3 days during HPIO’s normal business hours

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 the contact information for three references to Hailey Akah at, and indicate the academic semester in which you are interested, with subject line “HPIO Internship.”

Application deadlines: 

Summer: application materials are due by March 15

Fall: application materials are due by July 31

Spring: application materials are due by November 30

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