US: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

    

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH METRICS AND EVALUATION

KEY INFORMATION:

Location: Seattle, Washington 

Audience: Undergraduate 

Term: Summer 2017

Application Deadline: February 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: 

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. Through its research, IHME strives to provide the most accurate and comprehensive information on population health that will in turn create a stronger foundation for strategic decision-making and, ultimately, better health for people worldwide. IHME is a rapidly growing and dynamic organization with a variety of needs for scaling-up operations. The internship program at IHME provides an exciting range of opportunities for individuals to contribute to our work and organizational growth.

IHME's new research internship program provides hands-on opportunities for working on a variety of global health projects. Interns will contribute to work that will empower policymakers and donors to make optimal decisions about allocating resources and prioritizing interventions for improving health. Through the research internship program, individuals will have the opportunity to conduct statistical modeling, manage data, analyze and interrupt results, produce estimates and contribute to deriving innovative approaches for investigating health. Interns will receive mentoring from a renowned group of experts who will help them learn about the scientific process for global health research.

Intern Roles and Responsibilities

  • Clean data sets, performing literature searches.
  • Perform regression analysis and applying other statistical methods to compiled data.
  • Perform consistency checks on data.
  • Coding in basic statistical programs.
  • Preparing presentations, analyses, and other materials for meetings, reports, and other publications produced by the Institute.
  • Assisting with other tasks as necessary throughout the Institute.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

This opportunity is open to undergraduate students. Candidates should have completed at least one quantitative methods course. Candidates with quantiative and/or social science research experience, coding skills, and an interest in population health are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Dartmouth students interested in undertaking an internship with IHME must submit a Global Health Internship Program Application. Candidates may preference up to three internship sites during a single application cycle and are required to answer a short supplemental question for each site. Candidates are required to submit transcripts and one to two letters recommendation at the time of application.  

All applications are due on February 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 

Please direct questions about the program to Anne Sosin, Global Health Initiative Program Manager. 

 

    

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