NOAHE Health Economics Graduate (Internship) Award (University of Calgary)

Location: University of Calgary, IHE offices, and/or Alberta Health (to be determined)
Deadline for Application: November 9, 2020
Start Date: January 2021
Note: This award can support an internship opportunity that is outside of existing graduate work and payment, or it can support research of relevance to the goals of this award being conducted as part of a student’s graduate work (see below). Please note that for the duration of the Internship, any graduate awards/stipends held by the candidate may be suspended by Graduate Studies.

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 Calgary (UofC), 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 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
  • Use the Internship application form (Download Internship application form)
  • Be enrolled at the UofC in an accredited Master or PhD Degree program focusing on health economics, public health, or public policy
  • Demonstrate the relevance of the Internship to their career goals
  • 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 at the UofC and membership within the O’Brien Institute for Public Health
  • Provide 2 letters of support, including one from the UofC 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.


Application Instructions

Please submit the Internship application form (Download Internship application form) to by November 9, 11:59pm (MT time).

Review Process

All applications will undergo review by a committee of O’Brien Institute members with expertise in health economics, and be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence of applicant
  • Academic excellence of academic supervisor
  • Quality of training environment
  • Quality and relevance of research proposal
  • Alignment of the applicants' skills and career aspirations to the objectives of the NOAHE Internship

Please contact with any questions regarding this competition.


Contact Information

Nicole Riley

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