Qualitative Research Project Intern

Website Health Affairs

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 900 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 20 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60 +year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.


Project HOPE is looking for a Qualitative Research Project Intern. The Intern will provide support to the Editorial department of Health Affairs at Project HOPE for a Health Affairs project designed to enhance the usefulness of qualitative research for health policy. S/he/they will gain valuable knowledge and experience about the use of qualitative research in health policy, academic publishing, the collection and analysis of qualitative data, project management, and synthesis of expert opinions.


  • Assist in gathering expert opinions from qualitative and health policy/health services researchers
  • Assist in synthesizing expert opinions
  • Assist in analyzing qualitative research published by Health Affairs, including assisting in updating and maintaining an existing database of qualitative publications
  • May assist in conducting and/or analyzing semi-structured interviews related to the project
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned

Learning Outcomes:

  • Intern will gain knowledge and experience related to the use of qualitative research in health policy
  • Intern will gain knowledge and experience related to academic publishing
  • Intern may gain knowledge and experience related to conducting and/or analyzing semi-structured interviews
  • Intern will gain experience working in a team environment


  • Academic experience in the social sciences and preferably familiarity with qualitative inquiry
  • Interest in health research and/or health policy
  • Junior or Senior Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student Preferred
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize various tasks in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and internet applications
  • Ability to work productively in a team environment as well as under minimal supervision, taking the initiative to ask questions as needed

To apply for this job please visit projecthope.csod.com.