IHE HE Intern

Job type: Co-op
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: General Management, Operations and Administration
Education: High School
Employer: Institute of Health Economics
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posted: October 27, 2020
Closes: November 27, 2020

Institute of Health Economics Overview

The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) is an Edmonton-based not-for-profit research

organization governed by a Board of directors representing the Government of Alberta and

provincial agencies, and the Universities of Alberta and Calgary.

The IHE staff includes health economists, health technology assessors, research associates,

information specialists, and project and administrative personnel. It also has a wide network of

university-based Research Fellows, and brings together teams of national and international

researchers for various projects and initiatives.

More detailed information on the IHE is available at www.ihe.ca.

Internship Focus

The Institute of Health Economics is seeking an intern to work with our health economics team.

The successful candidate will work on quantitative projects mandated by health system stakeholders.

Tasks will include:

  • preparing data for analysis,
  • ollaborating on the selection of methods,
  • implementing the selected methods in econometric software like Stata or R,
  • interpreting results, and documenting the treatment of the data, methods, results, and interpretation in a report.
  • The main project will include discrete choice modelling using multinomial logit or related techniques.
  • Other projects may include additional techniques such as OLS, GLM, or time series methods.


  • The IHE is seeking an intern for the period of approximately October 2020 to February 2021 (with
  • some flexibility). The candidate may work remotely from any location in Canada, interacting
  • virtually with a supervisor at the IHE.

Eligibility and Requirements

IHE is looking for the following skills and capabilities:

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in statistical software like Stata or R
  • Well versed in econometric techniques including discrete choice techniques like multinomial logit 2
  • Experience in handling large datasets, selecting the appropriate methods, performing regression analyses, interpreting results, and documenting all steps—this experience could come from course work, research, or past employment
  • Be a current graduate student enrolled in a Masters or PhD program focusing on economics or health policy research, from the Department of Economics, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, or other relevant department
  • Familiarity or prior experience in the health care domain is desirable but not required,
  • Demonstrate the relevance of the Internship to their career goals
  • Identify the support of a supervisor who has an academic appointment at the relevant university


Applicants are requested to provide:

1. Cover letter

2. Resume

3. Writing Sample

4. Verification of student status

In the aforementioned cover letter, applicants are requested to include the following details: (1)

relevant training and/or experience, (2) current program of study, (3) current area of research, (4)

relevance of the internship to career goals, and (5) name of an academic advisor with an academic

appointment at the relevant university.

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