In 2016, the NJ legislature passed and the governor signed legislation establishing the New Jersey Integrated Population Health Data (iPHD) Project. The iPHD law establishes a process to integrate (i.e., link) data from diverse health and other publicly supported programs and promote their use in population health research. The law also creates a Governing Board and process for providing secure access to confidential longitudinal, linked data, and authorizes iPHD operations within Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.

Reporting to iPHD project leadership at the Center for State Health Policy, the intern will conduct a project to identify strategies to improve the operations and sustainability of the iPHD project. The internship will be a full-time position during the Summer 2024, with the option of starting on a part-time basis in the Spring.

Rutgers graduate students working toward a degree in public policy, public health, public informatics, or a related field are eligible to apply. The internship may fulfill a degree requirement or be taken for credit, but these are not requirements of the position. The intern will be provided with office space and receive competitive compensation.

This will be a hybrid position. 

Interested applicants should send 1) a letter of interest, 2) current resume, 3) two original writing samples, and 4) contact information for three academic and employment references to ykhellah@ifh.rutgers.edu by April 15, 2024. The letter should describe the applicant’s program of study, explain how the internship will advance their career objectives, and state the dates of their availability.

To apply for this job email your details to ykhellah@ifh.rutgers.edu

About Rutgers Center for State Health Policy

Rutgers Center for State Health Policy informs, supports, and stimulates sound and creative state health policy in New Jersey and around the nation. The Center provides impartial policy analysis, research, training, facilitation, and consultation on important state health policy issues.