Data & Analysis Intern – Health Affairs
- Washington, DC
Health Affairs produces the nation’s leading journal of health policy, curated commentary and analysis on Health Affairs blog, policy briefs, events, and more. Published since 1981, Health Affairs is read by federal, state, and local policymakers, health industry leaders, and academics in fields such as health economics, medicine, public health, and political science.
Health Affairs is an editorially independent division of Project HOPE, an international NGO of more than 900 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges
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POSITION SUMMARY: Health Affairs is hiring a Data & Analysis intern to support its taxonomy strategy work. This intern will complete two projects: one on n-gram analyses and one on author-supplied keywords at point of submission. They will have weekly deliverables related to both projects and present their work to the organization at the completion of their internship. This intern can expect to learn about scholarly publishing taxonomy, keyword research, discoverability, and best practices for maintaining metadata. Additionally, they will be invited to join regular meetings with Health Affairs staff and learn more about scholarly publishing in general.
- Create N-Gram analyses for important health policy topics related to Health Affairs content.
- Identify how author-supplied keywords can help support the Health Affairs ever-evolving taxonomy strategy, specifically related to SEO and our current terms.
- Identify regular process for ingesting author-supplied keywords into the Health Affairs taxonomy.
- Identify how impactful keywords have been in recent years including if Health Affairs has ranked in the past and if there are opportunities for Health Affairs to rank in the future.
- Learn about taxonomy strategy for a health policy academic publisher by contributing to established review and governance practices related to organizational taxonomy and providing related terms for a more robust and thorough health policy taxonomy database.
- Working towards or recently completed a Bachelor’s Degree in health policy, library science, information science, statistics, linguistics, or other equivalent discipline
- Proficiency in research techniques like taxonomy research, contextual inquiry, or other equivalent techniques
- Strong problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities
- General understanding of databases, classifications, and systems
- Ability to clearly communicate technical topics to audiences of all levels of expertise
- Comfort learning new tools and techniques related to data research and mapping
- Familiarity with health policy
- Familiarity with taxonomy
- Experience in scholarly publishing
- Experience contributing to measurable quality improvements in data, content, or taxonomy
- Experience with data analysis
- Experience in technical research
- Experience in SEO best practices
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
- Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.
- Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”
- Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
Due to the substantial number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.
However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.
Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.
Applicants must submit the following to be considered for Health Affairs internship program:
- Cover Letter
June 20 – August 11, 2023*
*Exact dates flexible if candidate has special circumstances communicated to Health Affairs before accepting position.
Full-time (40 hours/week)
Health Affairs interns will not be required to be in the Washington, DC area at any point during their internship in 2023 and all internship projects will be designed to be able to be completed remotely.
All interns will have the choice to work from the DC office book desk space just like Health Affairs employees, but no obligation to do so.
If you require accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the intern selection process, please contact [email protected]
All questions related to Health Affairs’ internships can be sent to [email protected]
To apply for this job please visit projecthope.csod.com.