IHE Health Economics Graduate Award (Graduate Student Internship Program (GSIP)) – University of Alberta

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date of Posting: September 25, 2017
Deadline for Application: November 22, 2017
Salary: $25.00 per hour; up to $14,000 total ($7,000 from IHE, $7,000 from the University of Alberta)
Duration: Part-time (Internship) l The duration of this internship is up to 560 hours, to be worked over 4-8 months, depending on hours worked per week.
Note: International student intern must comply with Canada Immigration & Citizenship regulations.


GSIP provides opportunities for UAlberta graduate students to gain valuable work experience through paid, meaningful internships in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

FGSR has partnered with the University of Alberta's Career Centre to develop the Graduate Student Internship Program (GSIP), to provide paid flexible work experience opportunities for UAlberta graduate students. Interdisciplinary work placements will be available throughout the year to allow graduate students to strengthen their professional and transferable skills.

The IHE Internship provides an opportunity for graduate students to gain practice-based experience working on both their own projects of interest and work assigned by a sponsor at Alberta Health and/or IHE. This practice-based experience will be complemented by the mentorship of an academic advisor of the Intern’s choosing from the University of Alberta, a co-supervisor from the Institute of Health Economics, and a sponsor at Alberta Health.

The IHE Internship will:

  • engage the intern in broad practice-based experiences and professional development opportunities under the direction of their U of A mentor, the Institute of Health Economics, and Alberta Health;
  • support the intern in developing research skills under the co-direction of an academic advisor;
  • develop and foster skilled health economists by providing training and career development opportunities;
  • attract and develop highly skilled research analysts to build advanced capacity in health economics utilization in Alberta; and
  • advance knowledge in health research and economic evaluation through publications and presentations.


  • The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) Internship is restricted to applicants with training and/or experience in the areas of health economics theory or practice, applied research, and/or health.
  • Applicants must be current U of A graduate students in a Master Degree program focusing on health economics from the Department of Economics, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy or School of Public Health.
  • The students’ area of research must address a current policy issue.


  • University of Alberta, IHE offices, and/or Alberta Health (to be determined)

Additional Information:

There is considerable need for greater development in health economics capacity, as well as greater collaboration between health economics researchers and policy makers in Alberta. The Institute of Health Economics (IHE), in partnership with health economists from the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, and Alberta Health, are working collaboratively to create a new internship to build such capacity by bringing together aspiring health economists with policy leaders and researchers from academic, non-profit, and governmental sectors. This work is being supported by Alberta Health through the Health Funding and Economics Capacity (HFEC) Grant.

IHE is non-profit research organization governed by a Board of directors, of which four represent the Government of Alberta and provincial agencies, eight represent the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, and three represent the innovative pharmaceutical industry. Board members include the Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness and the Deputy Minister of Advanced Education and Technology; the Deans of Medicine at Alberta’s two medical schools, the Dean of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Vice Presidents of Research for both Universities and the Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Health Services.

Application Requirements:

Applicants must provide

  • Cover letter;
  • C.V.;
  • Transcript; and
  • Verification of student status (from beartracks).

In the aforementioned cover letter, please include the following details: (1) training and/or experience in the areas of health economics theory or practice, applied research, and/or health; (2) current program of study; (3) current area of research (must address a current policy issue); (4) relevance of the internship to your career goals; and (5) name and title of academic advisor with an academic appointment at the U of A.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at the U of A and must convocate NO EARLIER THAN June 2018 to be eligible to apply for this opportunity.

*Students may apply for as many GSIP internships as they wish, however, a student may only accept one GSIP internship during the course of their graduate degree.

International student interns must comply with Canada Immigration & Citizenship regulations.


Application Instructions:

Please upload your application at the U of A Career Centre job posting webpage: https://capsconnections.ualberta.ca/caplet/Job/Detail/16042?fromsearch=True

Contact Information:

Jasmine Brown
[email protected]
1200, 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 3N4

Thank you for your interest in this position.

Please note that this posting may close before the deadline if successful candidate has been identified.