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

Academic Credits


Hours per week

15 hours weekly




1216 Fifth Avenue
New York
United States



At The New York Academy of Medicine, we are dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of people living in cities. We do this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy, and program initiatives; our world class historical library of medicine and public health and its active programming in history, the humanities, and the arts; and our Fellows a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health.

We approach our current priorities of healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities—all critical issues of our time—with a deep and long-standing commitment to understanding the complex factors that determine health in cities.

Since our founding in 1847, the Academy has a legacy of over 160 years of pioneering progress in urban health—making a lasting impact on health in New York City and beyond.

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.  



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 data analysis a plus.



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



Start date and hours flexible (minimum of 15 hours per week). The internship is unpaid, school credit is available.

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

How To Apply

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Please include “Graduate Intern Population Health and Health Reform Unit” in the subject line.