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Health Economics Internship Program

Our Health Economics Internship program at CADTH is a full-time, one-year paid internship with our Ottawa-based Health Economics team. The internship exposes you to the full range of CADTH’s economic research areas while working with experts in methodologies, information services, clinical research, and patient engagement.

To be eligible for the program you will have completed your graduate studies, focusing in economics or epidemiology, within one year of the internship start date. CADTH will contribute to travel expenses for a chosen candidate living outside of commuting distance from Ottawa. CADTH is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Your Opportunity

In three minutes or 300 words creatively make your case as to why you are the right person for the CADTH Health Economics Internship.

Your story should illustrate why you are interested in health economics and how this internship will advance your career. We also want to know how your skills and talents will help CADTH champion the cause of evidence-driven health care decision-making.

What You Can Expect

Interns will work in the Ottawa office on the full range of CADTH’s economics activities.
You will apply what you have learned in your program of study to practical issues in the field of health economics research to inform policy-making.

Your year at CADTH will give you practical work experience, hone your research skills, and expand your network of health economist peers.

What We Expect You to Do

  • Participate in and conduct critical appraisals of economic evaluations to help inform federal, provincial, and territorial policy decisions.
  • Contributing to the health economics research team by:
    • performing literature searches for relevant economic information, including screening literature, extracting information, and critically appraising information
    • analyzing utilization data
    • contributing to the development of economic models (model testing, running analyses, reviewing models).

What Makes You Qualified

  • You have recently completed (within one year) or will complete a graduate degree in economics or epidemiology by the anticipated start of internship date.
  • You are interested in a career in health economics in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Strong analytic skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills as well as good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently.

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