2014 Summer Internship Program

We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

Summer internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students interested in health. These eight-week, paid internships provide opportunities for students to develop their research, policy and analytical skills under the guidance of KHI staff.

Internships are designed to expose students to applied health policy analysis and research that have a direct impact on improving health. The work conducted at KHI is focused on providing useful, timely and meaningful information to a variety of audiences. Therefore it is likely that the successful applicant will be engaged in work on an activity or project of direct value to policymakers in the state.

Currently enrolled students who have a specific health policy or research project approved by a faculty member at their institution may be allowed to conduct their project during the internship. Applicants who have a project should describe it in their letter of interest (see Application Process).

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their academic accomplishments relative to discipline and career stage, relevance of the applicant's areas of policy or research interests to ongoing projects, and the match between the applicant's skills and interest and available project needs.

Interns are provided with a stipend, and selection is competitive. Preference is given to applicants who are studying at Kansas colleges and universities, applicants who are from Kansas, and applicants who are interested in a career that impacts the health of Kansans.

How to Apply

Application Process

Please send the following three items to KHI:

1. Letter of Interest

Identify for the selection committee your particular interests in health policy and/or health research and its impact on improving the health of Kansans through informed policy. Include relevant courses, community work or other related experience that would contribute to your ability to maximize your summer experience. If you are a foreign student, please include proof of your visa or immigration status that would allow you to accept an internship if awarded. Please do not forward academic transcripts with your application.

2. A Curriculum Vitae or Résumé

Please be sure to include the full names of colleges or universities attended, along with dates of academic achievement and job experiences.

3. Names of References

Provide names of at least two faculty members, supervisors or others who can provide insight regarding your ability to work in an applied health policy and research setting. Be sure to include telephone numbers and email addresses.

Send all materials to:

Summer Internship Program
Kansas Health Institute
212 SW Eighth Avenue, Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66603-3936

or email to lburkhart@khi.org


Preference will be given to applications received by January 24, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified beginning February 1, 2014. Depending on placement, project timelines and the interns' availability, internships are expected to start in June 2014. A mutually agreed upon start date and end date will be developed with input from the selected interns.