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.
- Is a member of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA).
- Acts as the host agency/secretariat for INAHTA.
- Acts as the host agency/secretariat for Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi).
- Is a technical member of the World Health Organization’s Health Evidence Network (WHO HEN).
- Is a member of the pan-Canadian Health Technology Collaboration.
- Serves as the provincial program for Alberta for health technology assessment.
- Co-chairs the Alberta Real World Evidence Consortium.
- Leads the Network of Alberta Health Economists.
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.
Focus of Internship Project
The focus of the internship project is on the economic evaluation of new health care technologies to
determine the conditions under which they might be considered cost-effective and should be
considered for reimbursement by health systems. The applicant will be requested to support junior
and senior economic modelers with the development and interpretation of economic models. This
will include evidence synthesis activities to model current standard of care, and to parameterize an
The IHE is seeking an intern for the period November 2020 to April 2020 (with some flexibility).
The candidate may work remotely from any location in Canada, interacting virtually with a supervisor at the IHE.
Eligibility and Requirements
Applicants are required to:
- Have training and/or experience in the area of health economics theory or practice, economic modeling, and/or applied health services research.
- Be a current graduate student enrolled in a Masters or PhD program focusing on health economics or health policy research, from the Department of Economics, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, or School of Public Health.
- Demonstrate the relevance of the Internship to their career goals.
- Ideally have some experience with economic modeling and the use of TreeAge modeling software
- Identify the support of a supervisor who has an academic appointment at the relevant university.
- Present Internship work to their IHE supervisor and to external stakeholders as requested.
Applicants are requested to provide:
- Cover letter
- 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.Apply Now