NOAHE Health Economics Graduate (Internship) Award

Location: Remote / IHE offices
Deadline for Application: December 9, 2022
Start Date: January 1, 2023
End date: March 31, 2023
strong>Remuneration: $15.55/hr up to a maximum of 465 hours ($7,000.00 total) 
Note: International student interns must comply with Canada Immigration & Citizenship regulations.

About the Internship

The NOAHE Internship provides successful recipients opportunities to gain practice-based experience working on either their own project of interest, and/or on projects identified by program sponsors as Alberta Health priorities. To gain experience working with policy-makers, for both types of projects, this opportunity will be complemented by the mentorship of an academic supervisor from the University of Alberta or University of Calgary, a co-supervisor from IHE, and a sponsor at Alberta Health.

The NOAHE Internship will:

  • Engage the intern in broad practice-based experiences and professional development opportunities under the direction of their UofA/UofC mentor, the Institute of Health Economics, and Alberta Health
  • Support the intern in developing research skills under the co-direction of an academic advisor
  • Develop and foster skilled health economists by providing training and career development opportunities
  • Attract and develop highly skilled research analysts to build advanced capacity in health economics utilization in Alberta
  • Advance knowledge in health research and economic evaluation through publications and presentations


Eligibility and Requirements

Applicants are required to:

  • Have training and/or experience in the area of health economics theory or practice, applied research, and/or health
  • Applicants must be current graduate students in a Master Degree program focusing on health economics, public health, or public policy
  • Any Masters or PhD-level students are eligible, provided they can complete the internship before March 31, 2023.
  • Applicants must convocate no earlier than June to be eligible to apply for this opportunity
  • Demonstrate the relevance of the Internship to their career goals
  • The students’ area of research must address a current policy issue
  • Further work within their graduate studies of high relevance to the sponsor or negotiate a project topic with Alberta Health and the IHE based on Alberta Health’s vision and priorities. 
  • Identify the support of a supervisor who has an academic appointment
  • Provide 2 letters of support, including one from the academic supervisor
  • Commence the internship at a time agreed upon by the sponsors and awardee
  • Present Internship work to the IHE Board of Directors and/or the sponsor, as requested

Please note that if Alberta Health data are used in the trainee’s project, work in Edmonton will be required, and relevant Alberta Health restrictions (e.g., preapproval of publications) will apply.


Applicants must provide:

In the aforementioned cover letter, please include the following details: (1) training and/or experience in the areas of health economics theory or practice, applied research, and/or health; (2) current program of study (must be enrolled in an accredited Masters degree program focusing on health economics, public health, or public policy; (3) current area of research (must address a current policy issue); (4) relevance of the internship to your career goals; and (5) identify the support of an academic advisor with an academic appointment at the University of Alberta / University of Calgary.

Application Instructions

Please submit the Internship application form (download internship application form) to by December 9, 2022 at 11:59pm (MT time)

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information

Nicole Oak