Graduate Intern - Center for Health Policy and Programs, Population Health and Health Reform Unit


Center for Health Policy and Programs


The New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities worldwide.

Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world’s rapidly growing urban populations. We accomplish this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy and program initiatives; our world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and our Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Our current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities.

The Center for Health Policy and Programs provides evidence-based guidance to public and private sector leaders to help shape policies and programs that promote long, active, healthy lives and healthy communities through various activities including, but not limited to: research, stakeholder convenings, technical assistance, participatory planning, coalition-building and expert testimony. The Center collaborates with all the various work units within the Academy to lend its expertise towards achieving the Academy’s goals in its current priority areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

The graduate intern would have the opportunity to learn about a range of health policy issues, with a focus on population health and health reform in New York State. Responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting data collection and/or coding and analysis of qualitative and/or quantitative data
  • Conducting and reporting findings from literature reviews for projects related to the social determinants of health and health equity in NYC, NYS and beyond
  • Providing other research and project support as needed


  • Interest in population health, health system reform, urban health, and health equity issues
  • Excellent ability to conduct literature reviews and online research, synthesize information and write clearly and effectively
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, manage multiple projects and meet scheduled deadlines
  • Experience or training in qualitative coding or analysis a plus


Pursuing graduate degree in public health, public policy, public administration, or a related field.


This position is unpaid, school credit and flexible hours may be available. 
Minimum of 15 hours per week.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to efisher@nyam.org. Please include "Graduate Intern Population Health and Health Reform Unit" in the subject line.


The New York Academy of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.