Work With Health Policy Leaders as a Margolis Summer Intern

Margolis Summer Internship Progrm.

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Internship Program Overview

Effectively improving health and the value of health care requires multidisciplinary teams and capabilities. To meet this aim, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy 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 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

Program Details


Durham, NC or *Washington, D.C. or *Virtual

*Participants must attend in-person Orientation in Durham on May 18-19, 2022.

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.

Compensation & Hours

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

Approximate Program Length

10 weeks, May 18- July 29, 2022


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Applicant Information

Qualifications & Eligibility

Our internship program is available to all Duke University and non-Duke University students. Current students at the undergraduate, graduate, professional, Ph.D. level, and recent graduates (less than 3 months) are also eligible.

All applicants must be able to or willing to physically reside in Durham, NC, or Washington DC for the 10-week summer program.

Each mentor and their projects require a unique skill set. Applicants should demonstrate the skills and qualifications outlined in the individual job descriptions that they apply for.

Application Materials

  • Resume/CV, Unofficial Transcript(s) and Academic Writing Sample (one related to health and health policy preferred, additionally, preferably no co-authored samples)
  • Please combine documents into one PDF in the order above

Dates to Know

Application Available: December 2, 2021

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Decision Notification Date: March 15, 2022

Internship Dates: May 18, 2022 – July 29, 2022

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