Duke-Margolis Interns Wanted for Collaborative Summer Experience

Margolis interns.

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Internship Program Overview

Effectively improving health and the value of health care requires multidisciplinary teams and capabilities. To meet this aim, Duke-Margolis uniquely brings together teams of health care and policy experts and organizations to assess key policy and practice challenges and identify and implement impactful solutions. As future policy-leaders and -aware professionals, students are integral team members. The Center offers students (undergraduate and graduate) opportunities to contribute to a variety of projects aimed at improving health and the value of health care through research and the development of innovative, practical, and evidence-based policy solutions through a collaborative and mentored 8-week summer internship experience.

Goals of the Internship Experience

  • Learn through challenging and meaningful activities
  • Link academic learning to policy and practice
  • Gain professional experience within the field of health policy
  • Build positive relationships with faculty and staff
  • Identify, clarify, and/or confirm direction as it relates to their academic studies and future career path
  • Develop strong networking/mentoring relationships
  • Strengthen our Margolis student community

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Program Details


Remote for Summer 2021.

Projects / Learning Outcomes

The intern will support the team’s efforts to conduct rigorous analyses and communicate their findings. Individual tasks will be project-specific, but will include assignments such as literature reviews, data analyses and visualizations, and writing/editing a broad variety of work products, including project reports, policy briefs, blog posts, and article submissions for peer review. Click here to learn more about our current work and areas of research.

Compensation & Hours

Paid, dependent on education level. Approximately 40 hours per week.

Approximate Program Length

10 weeks. Dates fall between May 20th and July 30th.

Meet more of our interns to learn about their experiences by visiting the Margolis Interns Directory! Margolis Intern Directory

Applicant Information

Qualifications and Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Interest in health policy and inquisitive drive for drilling into data sets, legislation, and the like, in order to discover insights that can be translated to a stakeholder audience and inform health policy decisions
  • Ability to work both independently and as a contributing team member
  • Ability to handle multiple competing project deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to scientific integrity and high-quality research
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and, especially Excel
  • Proficiency with SAS, STATA, R, ArcGIS, or similar statistical and/or geospatial mapping programs is a plus but not required
  • Both graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Duke University and non-Duke University students
  • Applicants from all US-based locations are encouraged to apply. However, Duke University has set hiring preferences to 10 states and Washington, D.C. for this upcoming summer due to the program being virtual. To be employed as a graduate intern through the Margolis Internship Program, preference will be given to applicants who physically reside in one of the approved 11 locations: NC, CA, GA, NY, TN, VA, FL, MD, SC, TX, & DC while participating. To be employed as an undergraduate intern, preference will be given to applicants who are able to physically reside in NC while participating.
Application Materials
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Interest
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Writing Sample
  • Professional or Personal Reference Contact Information
Dates to Know
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2021
  • Decision Notification Date: March 15, 2021
  • Internship Dates: May 20, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Learn more: https://healthpolicy.duke.edu/margolis-internship