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Internship period: 12 weeks, beginning January 2022
Deadline for applications: December 1, 2021
Time commitment: 15-20 hours per week
Location: Chicago, Illinois (Internship will be conducted remotely)
About Health & Medicine Policy Research Group
Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (Health & Medicine) was founded in 1981 as an independent non-profit health policy and advocacy center in Chicago working to improve the health of all people in Illinois by promoting health equity.
About Health & Medicine’s Internship Program
We understand that a successful internship can be an integral part of a person’s education and professional development. Our internship program supports the next generation of professionals who share the belief in our mission of health equity and social justice and provides an excellent opportunity for people wishing to begin a career in health policy with a focus on advancing health equity and eliminating and redressing structural inequities. This internship program is dedicated to supporting learning, network growth, and successful career launch. Interns will be able to gain experience in multiple health-related policy and practice projects and to focus on one of the main project areas at Health & Medicine.
Qualifications and additional details:
- Internship is open to students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a graduate degree program in the greater Chicagoland area
- Intern will be responsible for providing their own computer, internet, and any other technological equipment necessary for performing their duties remotely
- Interns will be paid $15 per hour for a schedule of 15-20 hours per week
- Candidates will be interviewed by members of our Internship Equity Committee prior to being selected
- The program is designed as a 3-4 person cohort
- Recruiting efforts have been expanded in an effort to attract a diverse pool of applicants
How we understand health equity:
Health equity can be understood as both a process and an outcome. As a process, according to Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, health equity is a process of assurance of the conditions of optimal health for all people which requires at least three things: 1) valuing all individuals and populations equally; 2) recognizing and rectifying historical injustices and 3) providing resources according to need. Health inequities will be eliminated when health equity is achieved. As an outcome, health equity is achieved when every person can attain their full health potential without disadvantage because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.
Health & Medicine’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We encourage anyone interested in a health-related career to apply for an internship at Health & Medicine Policy Research Group. Our organization has long advocated for and worked to advance a diverse health workforce that is rooted in justice, inclusion, and equity in terms of who is at tables related to public health, healthcare, and health policy. We actively seek to include people in health policy and health careers who are underrepresented in health careers.
We recognize internships as valuable opportunities for learning, connecting with other professionals, and launching careers.
We are currently recruiting for our Spring 2022 Internship Cohort. The internship will be conducted remotely.
Deadline to apply is December 1, 2021.