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Fall 2022 Virtual Intern – Office of the Executive Director


PCORI funds in-depth medical research programs that allow patients and the people who care for them to make more informed decisions about important healthcare options.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering a Virtual Fall Internship to a qualified candidate who will support the Office of the Executive Director team. This paid internship is a part-time, temporary employment opportunity averaging 20 – 30 hours per week for a undergraduate or postgraduate student. PCORI does not provide housing for out of town residents. All applicants must be eligible to work in the US and located in the US. Interested parties may apply for internships in multiple departments; please include a specific cover letter for each position.

Pay Range and Employment Status:

Interns shall be classified as temporary employees who are hired as interim replacements, to temporarily supplement the workforce, or to assist in the completion of a specific project and who are temporarily scheduled to work for a limited duration. Employment beyond any initially stated period does not in any way imply a change in employment status. Temporary workers are not eligible for PCORI benefits.

Current master’s level and above students will be paid $20.00 per hour. Bachelor’s level students will be paid $15.20 per hour.

The Office of the Executive Director department is seeking an intern who will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in projects that aims to identify and diversify stakeholders the Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities Workgroup engages and to analyze themes and trends of stakeholder input on research needs
  • Gain exposure to qualitative research and stakeholder engagement best practice
  • Gain experience with varied data sets and organizations serving people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
  • Build skills in qualitative analysis and community engagement

Incumbent(s) in this position may be required to perform other duties and special assignments not specifically stated above.

Statements outlined in this section are designated as essential job functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Required Skills

The Office of the Executive Director team is seeking an intern that will meet the following requirements:

  • Experience and/or education in qualitative methods
  • Experience in engagement of individuals with IDDs or providers who focus on IDD.
  • Experience using qualitative data analysis tools (e.g., NVivo and/or Atlas TI preferred but not required)

Required Experience

Ideal candidates will be pursuing their undergraduate or postgraduate education in one of the following areas: Public Health, Psychology, or related field.

Application Process:

Applications for the PCORI Fall Internship Program will be accepted up to 12:00pm EST on Friday, July 1. Applicants who are chosen will be phone screened by PCORI People Strategy and Services. Virtual interviews with relevant intern supervisors will take place from July 18 – 22.

Key Dates:

Internship Application Submission Deadline – July 1, 2022

Fall Internship Start Date – September 6, 2022

Fall Internship End Date – November 18, 2022

Application Instructions:

PCORI will only consider complete applications that include:

  • A cover letter

  • An up-to-date resume

The health and safety of our employees is a top priority. As part of that commitment, PCORI requires all employees, regardless of remote work status, to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or new employee at PCORI, you will be required to comply with PCORI’s vaccination policy, report your vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination. Compliance with the policy does allow for exceptions, but those exceptions will only be granted in circumstances related to medical conditions, disabilities, and sincerely held religious beliefs. Continuing with this application indicates your intent to comply with PCORI’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

PCORI conducts background checks on all applicants.

PCORI’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

PCORI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity both internal and external to the workplace. You can learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Tracking Code

1156 – 858

This position is located at 1919 M Street NW, Suite 200,
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PCORI funds in-depth medical research programs that allow patients and the people who care for them to make more informed decisions about important healthcare options.

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