Category: Practicum/Internships

Opportunities at Quintiles

July 11th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements, Practicum/Internships

Clinical Trials Assistant Full-time or Internship openings


Quintiles pioneered the idea of helping pharma companies conduct objective clinical trials to establish not only whether a drug is effective, but who can take it safely. Our customers have relied on us to design and conduct rigorous clinical research for decades, from small studies to multinational mega-trials. However, we continue to develop new ways of interpreting and evaluating data that allow us to create more effective trials and determine outcomes faster. If that is your passion, we have a place for you.

The Clinical Trials Assistant (CTA) will support the clinical project team in the following areas: accurately update and maintain clinical systems within project timelines;  prepare, handle, distribute, file, and archive clinical documentation and reports; review of study files periodically for accuracy and completeness; prepare, handle and distribute of Clinical Trial Supplies and maintenance of tracking information; track and manage Case Report Forms (CRFs), queries and clinical data flow.   May act as a central contact for the clinical team for designated project communications, correspondence and associated documentation.   Perform administrative tasks to support team members with clinical trial execution as needed.


School diploma/certificate or educational equivalent; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience; BS/BA preferred;

  • Must possess a general knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; including GCP and ICH guidelines.
  • Strong Computer skills including proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Knowledge of applicable protocol requirements (as provided in company training).

If interested send your me resume, cover letter, and contact information to Kelly Heuer at

Spark Therapeutics Practicum Opportunity

July 11th, 2016 in News, Postings, and Announcements, Practicum/Internships

JOB TYPE:  Intern

Career Level: Intern                                                                                                                                     Education: Master’s in Public Health
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts (Car is required)                                                                                      Start Date: September 1

Title:  Spark Therapeutics Practicum Opportunity

Reporting to:  Head, Global Patient Advocacy

About Spark:

Transforming Patient’s LivesSpark Therapeutics is a pioneering gene therapy leader transforming the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. We are embarking on our goal to deliver the first approved gene therapy product in the US for genetic blinding conditions and have a product pipeline addressing other unmet rare genetic diseases.


The goal of this internship is to provide a Boston University Master’s of Public Health graduate student with experience initiating and developing disease awareness strategy and processes for Inherited Retinal Disease initiatives. The individual who performs this role will work cross functionally with Commercial, Patient Advocacy, Medical Affairs and Legal/Compliance. This role will work with Patient Advocacy as the Company conducts an assessment of possible partners in the state sponsored blind support services arena.   Under the supervision of the Head, Global Patient Advocacy, this role will:

  • At the direction of the Head of Global Patient Advocacy, help identify new potential partners for Spark and retinal disease awareness programs/campaigns;
  • Have the opportunity to interact with select company management, including Commercial, Medical Affairs and Legal/Compliance;
  • Assist in conducting a landscape assessment of all 50 states and their: Schools for the blind, Early Intervention Services for the Visually Impaired, and low vision service offerings for patients and compile into a single source of information. In addition, assess how services are accessed by families;
  • Explore Teachers for the Visually Impaired groups, conferences, and opportunities to potentially collaborate with Spark on family education and genetic testing initiative; and
  • Present the results of research and proposed opportunities at the culmination of the Practicum.


  • Pharm Certificate Student (interest in patient services, marketing, or advocacy preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field, Master’s Degree in Public Health in process or completed
  • Experience with collating data in a digestible, logical way
  • Familiarity with non-profit organizations and/or local health services
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have personal computer to use
  • Part Time Opportunity 10-15 hours per week

Interested applicants should send their resume/CV with a cover letter to Jaime Ring at

Internship Opportunities at Jon Snow, Inc.

June 3rd, 2016 in News, Postings, and Announcements, Practicum/Internships

SI has internship opportunities for students and recent graduates who would like to learn about public health work in both in the United States and in international settings.

There are many different types of internships at JSI that allow students to gain insight into public health programs—or business operations, IT, and communications. JSI staff work closely with each intern to ensure that they have a fulfilling experience and contribute to the organization’s daily work in a meaningful way.

JSI interns are also asked to write about their internships. Read about recent internship experiences by JSI interns.

JSI does not have a set internship recruiting or placement schedule. Internships occur at all times during the year and are largely driven by individual projects’ needs. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Review opportunities at

Internship Opportunity for this SUMMER! Policy Development with Gavi in Geneva

May 24th, 2016 in News, Postings, and Announcements, Practicum/Internships

Students! If you are seeking a internship or practicum this summer, consider applying for the opening at Gavi in Geneva as an intern for policy development.

For more details and instructions to apply, click here.

Internship with MSH’s Pharmaceuticals and Health Technologies Group

May 9th, 2016 in News, Postings, and Announcements, Practicum/Internships

Student interested in interning with Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) Pharmaceuticals and Health Technologies Group (PHT) should contact Kiley Workman at Interns with PHT are all located in the Washington D.C. area office in Arlington, Virginia.

PHT Internship Program overview

  • Abides by all the MSH and local HR policies as described above.
  • PHT interns are typically MPH or PharmD candidates, though other degree types are welcome to apply.
  • PHT interns must have an interest in access to medicines and medicines management. Students with more general global health interests are encouraged to apply for other MSH internship opportunities on the MSH Careers website.
  • All PHT internships are located in our Washington, DC-area office in Arlington, Virginia. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
  • PHT intern projects are customized to meet both the needs of the project/center and to fully engage the student. Project assignments vary widely and encompass all areas of global pharmaceutical management, and generally involve a literature review and/or data analysis. Some recent projects include:
    • Comparative mapping of essential medicines for chronic non-communicable diseases
    • Literature search of approaches and pharmacovigilance of mass drug administration programs for neglected tropical diseases and seasonal malaria chemoprevention
    • Identification of supply chain management-related indicators across all SIAPS intermediate results
  • PHT interns are encouraged to take advantage of all that MSH and the DC-area have to offer. Meetings with MSH experts with other specialties (for example, malaria, maternal health, supply chain, etc.) are encouraged, as well as visits at other public health institutions in the DC area (time and resources permitting).
  • All PHT interns are required to present their findings in a brown bag presentation to MSH staff.


Summer Research Position with Global Access in Action

April 20th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements, Practicum/Internships

Paid Summer Internship — Global Access in Action
Organization – Global Access in Action, Berkman Center for Internet & Society (Harvard)
Location – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Job Type – Full time, paid.  Payment is $11.50 per hour.
Hours per week – 35 hours per week
Duration – June to August 2016; ideally coinciding with the Berkman Summer Internship Program from June 6 – August 12.
Eligibility – Interns must have the ability to be employed in the United States.

Job Description
Global Access in Action, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is seeking a paid summer intern from June to August 2016.

Interns will be responsible for assisting with a variety of tasks including research, writing, event management, project administration, and communications.  In particular, interns will help with:  (1) general administrative support for the project; (2) assistance in finalizing a practical paper on increasing access to medicines; (3) a June workshop at Harvard on access to medicines, as well as follow up from the event; and (4) communications and outreach.

We are looking for candidates who are detail-oriented, hard-working, and committed to global public health.  Experience with global health, intellectual property, competition law, communications, and event management are helpful but not required.

About Global Access in Action
GAiA conducts action-oriented research into access to lifesaving medicines, and alternative incentives for the development of medical treatments for underserved populations. Improving access and promoting socially beneficial innovation are key strategies for combatting the communicable disease burden that disproportionately harms the world’s most vulnerable populations.  For examples of our previous work, see here and here.

Global Access in Action is led by three co-Directors:  Prof. Terry Fisher, Quentin Palfrey, and Prof. Mark Wu.  This position will primarily report to Quentin Palfrey.

How to Apply

  • Create a single PDF with the filename “FirstName_LastName_TermSummerIntern” that includes:
    1. A cover letter that explains why you are interested in this specific position and why your academic training and experience meet the qualifications listed in this job description
    2. Your curriculum vitae or resume (no more than 2 pages)
  • E-mail the PDF to, with the subject line: application for summer internship.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Global Health Fellows Program II, Supply Chain Intern in Kigali, Rwanda

April 11th, 2016 in News, Postings, and Announcements, Practicum/Internships

Interested students must apply by 4/14/16. Apply at

Intern, Health Economics & Outcomes Research with Vertex

April 11th, 2016 in News, Postings, and Announcements, Practicum/Internships

Students interested in applying should do so at

Summer Internship Opportunities at Consumer Reports

April 4th, 2016 in News, Postings, and Announcements, Practicum/Internships

There are openings for the following summer internships at Consumer Reports. Apply today!

Summer Intern, Health Ratings Center

Summer Intern, Health Impact

2016 Shire US Intern Project Description

March 21st, 2016 in News, Postings, and Announcements, Practicum/Internships

Job Title: Intern, Technical Operations – M&A Diligence and Integration
Job Location: 225 Wyman, Waltham, MA
Intern Manager: Paul Gauthier

Purpose of Internship

Intern Project
Please provide 5-6 bullet points and/or 3-5 sentences of the project for which the intern will be responsible
Assist in the development and refinement of business processes for the technical operations covering:·

Evaluation process for technologies, products, companies being considered for licensing/acquisition/merger

Integration of products, technologies, companies following licensing/acquisition

Tools/templates development for:

  • Project management
  • Communications
  • Key performance indicators (with Scorecards)
  • Process/Technology understanding
  • COGS evaluation
  • Resource planning/modeling algorithm development
  • SharePoint site development
  • Knowledge database structure
Required Skills
Please describe the degree requirement/preference, skills and abilities required for this internship
Background in science, engineering or relevant field.Business acumen – understanding of business operations (basic finance, operations, resource planning)
Technical Skills
Please list any technical skills required for this position. (e.g., advanced Excel skills, experience with statistics, etc…)
Experience working in teams and experience with project management tools, such as Microsoft Project.Advance skills in: MS Excel, Powerpoint, Project, WordUnderstanding of basic project management toolsGeneral understanding/background in pharmaceutical development/manufacture (small molecule, biologics)
Other Requirements
List any other job requirements required for this internship
Motivated self starterComfort presenting to groups

Interested applicants should contact Hsisuai Lee