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Graduate Fellow, Health Policy (Temporary: Spring 2018)

Title:                         Graduate Fellow, Health Policy

Reports to:               Director, Domestic Policy Studies

Job Summary:           The Heritage Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship program provides participants with a hands-on introduction to public policy work. The Graduate Fellow will conduct original research under the mentorship of Heritage’s senior research analysts, and provide written quantitative and qualitative analyses. The Graduate Fellow will work full-time in the offices of The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.  The fellowship is a semester based, 12-week program.  Start and end dates are determined with the Domestic Policy Studies Director. This is a paid fellowship; a temporary position that does not include employee benefits.

Job Duties:

  • Conduct – under mentorship of senior research analysts - original research on one or more projects, agreed upon with the Director prior to the fellowship.   Projects will complement graduate work or other studies participants undertake through their universities. 
  • Draft papers, which may be published by The Heritage Foundation
  • Read from a defined coursework and attend lectures and briefings
  • Interact with policy leaders in government, think tanks, and former Heritage Fellows

Skill Factors:

Education:                    M.A. candidate or graduate

Experience:                  Entry level

Other Skills/Requirements:   

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and the department's goals and objectives
  • Enrolled in, or recently completed, a graduate program in health policy, public policy, medicine, economics, statistics, business; other disciplines considered
  • Excellence in qualitative and quantitative analysis. Statistical analysis a plus.

To apply for the fellowship, please mail or e-mail:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume, including related courses completed
  • Contact information for at least two references
  • Relevant writing sample
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