Summer Internship
(Research and Identification)

About the Peterson Center on Healthcare

The Peterson Center on Healthcare is a non-profit organization dedicated to making higher quality, more affordable healthcare a reality for all Americans. The organization is working to transform U.S. healthcare into a high-performance system by finding innovative solutions that improve quality and lower costs, and accelerating their adoption on a national scale. Established by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Center collaborates with stakeholders across the healthcare system and engages in grant-making, partnerships, and research.

The Position

The Intern will work conduct research scans, write concise summaries on the state of play with regards to key issues and potential solutions to improve healthcare as a vital economic sector in the nation, and provide support for managing the Center’s grant portfolio. He or she will report to the Manager of Research and Identification. This full-time position (40 hours minimum) is located in New York, N.Y.

The main responsibilities of the job include:

  • Provide research support to the Center’s research and identification team and leadership
  • Summarize important healthcare information and reports for both healthcare and non-healthcare oriented audiences
  • Assist in the analysis and review of grant proposals and areas of potential investment
  • Collaborate with colleagues from other departments on joint projects

The Person

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated qualitative research and analytical skills in healthcare, including the ability to quickly identify the essence of an issue
  • Proven resourceful approach to problem solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Applicants should be able to develop and manage productive and collaborative relationships both internally and externally.
  • Be highly organized with an ability to manage multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, organize time efficiently and remain attentive to details
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, fluid environment
  • Experience taking initiative and an ability to work independently


  • Master’s candidate
  • Passion for and work experience in healthcare
  • Relevant coursework in health systems, health management or health policy

To Apply

We are a dynamic, growing organization that embraces critical thinking, problem solving and innovative ideas. If you have relevant experience and qualifications, please send your resume to