The Conference Board of Canada: 2018 Fall Internship Program – Health Economics and Policy
The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to offer a fall research internship opportunity to University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and McGill University graduate and post-graduate students who are enrolled in the following or related programs:
- Health Services and Policy Research
- Health Economics, Economics, Pharmacoeconomics
- Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
- Epidemiology, Public Health, Population Health, Preventive Medicine
The internship is being offered in our Industry Strategy and Public Policy division – specifically the Health Economics and Policy Research team. The Health Economics and Policy Department oversees a range of research and knowledge translation and mobilization activities, including the oversight of and research for the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC) and its member organizations. The aim of CASHC is to provide Canadian business leaders and policy-makers with insightful, forward-looking, quantitative analysis of the sustainability of the Canadian health care system and all of its facets. CASHC facilitates open dialogue regarding this research and its implications, with a view to improving the Canadian health system as a whole, as well as health care practices within firms and organizations. The work of CASHC helps Canadians to better understand the conditions under which Canada’s health care system can be made sustainable—financially and otherwise. The Department also engages in a high volume of custom research for clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit health and health care sectors.
About the Research Internship
Duration: September – December 2018
# of Opportunities: 1
Location: Ottawa office
Hours: Part-Time to Full-Time (Monday-Friday, 21 to 35 hours per week). Paid Internship.
Research areas that the Intern will support:
- Healthy active living
- Pharmaceutical research and policy
- Literature reviews on a variety of health issues
Role of the Research Intern – the successful student will be expected to undertake any one or more of the following research-related activities:
- Conduct qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, including simple statistics, literature reviews, case studies, focus groups, and interviews for client projects or research centre publications.
- Assist in preparing written reports and PowerPoint presentations.
- Actively contribute to and participate in a dynamic and highly productive team environment.
Skills and Qualifications
- Experience and previous exposure to conducting research on a broad range of health policy issues facing Canada.
- Highly organized with project management skills (i.e. establishing goals, priorities, and deadlines and delivering on expected outcomes).
- Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office suite – specifically Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
- Previous experience in conducting literature reviews, systematic reviews, and/or meta-analyses.
- Ability to interpret statistics, especially in the context of epidemiologic studies.
- Understanding of epidemiologic study designs and critical appraisal of health research.
- Strong critical thinking/analysis skills.
- Must be enrolled in one of the identified programs at The University of Ottawa or McGill university
How to Apply
Please send a CV and cover letter to Casandra at WiddifieldHarbord@conferenceboard.ca.