NOAHE Health Economics Graduate Student Internship Program (University of Alberta)

Location: University of Alberta, IHE offices, and/or Alberta Health (to be determined)
Accepting Applications: The NOAHE Graduate Award will open for competition in September every year
Deadline for Application: October 31, annually
Start Date: January
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 (http://www.health.alberta.ca/about/vision-mission.html). 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 (UofA), a co-supervisor from IHE, and a sponsor at Alberta Health.

This work is being supported by Alberta Health through the Health Economics and Funding Capacity (HFEC) Grant.

The NOAHE Internship will

  • Engage the intern in broad practice-based experiences and professional development opportunities under the direction of their UofA 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
  • Applicants must be current UofA graduate students in a Master Degree program focusing on health economics from the Department of Economics, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, or School of Public Health
  • Applicants must convocate no earlier than June (following the January start date) 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. If the latter is chosen, it can either be conducted at Alberta Health or the IHE
  • Identify the support of a supervisor who has an academic appointment at the UofA
  • Provide 2 letters of support, including one from the UofA 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.

Applications

Applicants must provide:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Verification of student status (from beartracks)

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; (3) current area of research (must address a current policy issue); and (4) relevance of the internship to your career goals.

Application Instructions

Please upload your application at the UofA Career Centre job posting webpage.

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

Contact Information

Nicole Riley
noahe@ihe.ca
780-448-4881