The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) is an independent and nonpartisan organization. Our mission is to advance evidence-informed policies that improve health, achieve equity, and lead to sustainable healthcare spending in Ohio.
HPIO offers part-time, paid ($15/hour) 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.
HPIO encourages candidates to apply who are people of color, LGBTQ+, have experience living in rural areas and/or poverty, have a disability and are from nontraditional educational backgrounds.
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.
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
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and the contact information for three references to HPIOinternship@gmail.com, and indicate the academic semester in which you are interested, with subject line “HPIO Internship.”
Summer: application materials are due by March 15
Fall: application materials are due by June 30
Spring: application materials are due by November 30
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio ensures equal employment opportunity in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code 125.111 and all applicable federal regulations and guidelines. For more information on our Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy, click here.
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