Duke University, Margolis Center for Health Policy

Position ID:Duke-MCHP-20672 [#20672, 699]
Position Title: Margolis Summer Intern (Ugrad Student only) - Health Care Transformation
Position Type:Student programs
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Appl Deadline:2022/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2021/12/01, updated 2021/11/30, listed until 2022/01/31)
Position Description:    

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Thank you for your interest in the Margolis Internship Program. Before you continue, please be aware that you will need the following items in order to complete this application:

1. Resume/CV
2. Unofficial Transcript(s)
3. Academic Writing Sample

Location: Durham, NC or Washington, DC

Margolis Summer Experience Program Overview

Effectively improving health and the value of health care requires multidisciplinary teams and capabilities. To meet this aim, Duke-Margolis uniquely brings together teams of health care and policy experts and organizations to assess key policy and practice challenges and identify and implement impactful solutions. As future policy-leaders and professionals, students are integral team members. The Center offers students (undergraduate and graduate) opportunities to contribute to a variety of projects aimed at improving health and the value of health care through research and the development of innovative, practical, and evidence-based policy solutions through a collaborative and mentored 10-week summer internship experience.

Project Description

Focus Topic: Health Care Transformation

The mission of the Duke-Margolis health care transformation portfolio draws on Duke’s clinical and research expertise to identify care delivery and payment transformation strategies that have an impact in real-world settings; cultivate stakeholder engagement; and develop quantitative and qualitative evidence for supporting major payment and care delivery reforms at the practice, state, and national level.

Project deliverables could include:

  • Conducting literature reviews and synthesis of literature related to health care transformation, especially through value-based payment reforms
  • Assisting with primary qualitative and quantitative research conduct, such as identifying expert interview candidates, developing interview guides, and participating in and analyzing research interviews; or performing descriptive analyses on health policy program data.
  • Helping write impactful, practical publications for policy-focused audiences, such as issue briefs, white papers, or health policy journal blog posts
  • Performing a variety of other health care transformation team tasks, such as designing slides for policy audiences, assisting with dissemination of work, planning policy convenings, and more

Qualifications and experience that would be most useful:

  • Experience working with teams or group projects
  • Enthusiasm to learn and work in new topics
  • Experience in literature reviews, conducting qualitative or quantitative research
  • Interest in project specific topics:
    • Policy levers focusing on transforming how we pay for and deliver health care, including value-based payment
    • Whole-person care, including addressing health-related social needs of health
    • Health care affordability, especially through accountable, flexible value-based care
    • Equity in health care access and quality
    • Health care system resilience to pandemics and other health emergencies
    • State innovation in health equity, quality, and access, especially through Medicaid and public health programs


Education level requirement: Any interested undergraduate student of any major (with interest as well as coursework and/or experiences in health policy)

Compensation: $15/hour for Undergraduate students

Hours per week: approximate 40 hours

Length of Internship: 10 weeks, Program date for 2022: May 18-July 29

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708