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Health Finance Intern

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death and disability, globally — yet there continues to be an underinvestment in action and financing. 
The Health Finance Institute (HFI) is a global-health start-up working to change this. We primarily design, structure and broker transactions addressing data, delivery, and device challenges across the chronic disease spectrum in the world’s low- and middle-income countries. We are strong believers in using blended finance structuring solutions to drive our impact goals. We recognize the critical value of partnerships across complex health ecosystems, and therefore partner with foundations, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, international organizations, and health enterprises to be most effective. We are global health and blended finance specialists that work with the private sector, countries, financial partners, and international organizations to develop partnerships between the public and private sectors to address the NCD financing gap. 
We are seeking anenergetic, responsible Health Finance Intern to continue and accelerate the groundbreaking work that Health Finance Institute embarks on. This intern will work within the Health Economics Department and will report to the Chief Executive Officer. This intern needs to be based in Europe, or be based in the United States’ East Coast and able to work European hours (early mornings and/or late nights). 
This internship can be during the Winter term at 40 hours per week, running for a minimum of 6 weeks from early December 2021 through late January 2022, and excluding December 24th through December 31st due to Holiday closures. Alternatively, it can also be performed during the Spring term part-time at 20 hours per week (January 2022-May 2022). It’s also a possibility to work both terms: Winter and extend through the Spring semester. 
Duties or Responsibilities (also position overview):  
  • Assist with a number of health outcome and economics analyses for NCDs, focusing particularly on diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cancer; 
  • Develop potential client lists, funding targets and strategies, and draft materials for HFI’s economic modeling and blended finance training offerings; 
  • Identify and track grant/proposal deadlines, draft materials, and project manage feedback and submission; 
  • Research emerging themes in innovative finance for health, blended finance, and impact investing, and presenting findings to inform blended finance projects and partnerships;  
  • Work with team members to conduct industry research, prepare due diligence memos;   
  • Distill analytics and preparing communications materials for the Health Economics portfolio; 
  • Create and maintain slide decks and other results summaries; 
  • Research and gather documentation on the company’s position in the industry; 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Required qualifications:  
  • Currently pursuing an advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Economics, Health Financing and Policy or Public Health (Epidemiology, Health Economics, Biostatistics)  
  • Proficient in STATA  
  • Experience with logistic regression and survival analyses  
  • Previous work with healthcare outcomes and cost related data  
  • Excellent data analytics skills  
  • Demonstrated excellence in an academic or professional setting  
  • Passion, drive, and intrinsic motivation  
  • Ability to be agile and pivot as a member of this dynamic startup 
Preferred qualifications:  
  • Demonstrated experience with mathematical modeling  
  • Experience with project management platforms like Asana  
  • Experience working with SharePoint and other Microsoft Office products  
  • Experience working with G-Suite 
  • Excellent analytical ability and discipline; ability to think clearly, structure problems logically, and then design and implement solutions that focus on core issues 
  • A critical thinker, current on global health events 
More about the position:  
  • Winter term dates: minimum of 6 weeks during December and January, excluding December 24th – December 31st 
  • Spring term dates: January 18th to May 13th 
  • Time Commitment: Winter Term: full-time up to 40 hours a week. Spring Term: part-time up to 20 hours a week, with considerations for academic or other commitments. 
  • Time zone: European-based intern or East Coast intern with ability to work European hours. 
Benefits of joining our team:  
  • Stipend to support expenses while interning 
  • Opportunity to learn and develop skills with clear learning goals, dedicated coaching, and a supportive team 
  • Opportunity to learn from leading global health experts across multiple sectors and geographies 
  • Opportunity to contribute to impactful projects saving lives 
  • Opportunity to be part of a strong, collaborative, and dynamic team who aim to re-invent how global health financing works 
  • Flexible schedule and teleworking options 
  • Ability for growth across multiple dimensions including project management, leadership, and technical skill sets and expertise 
  • Great scope for networking with senior leadership of global impact organizations 
Application process: Please email a CV and cover letter to hr@healthfinanceinstitute.orgOnly complete applications will be reviewed. In the subject line of the email please include the following: “Health Finance Internship application of (your name and last name).” In your cover letter, please specify desired term: Winter, Spring, or both. Only complete applications will be reviewed. 
Application timeline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. All applications will be reviewed upon receipt and qualified candidates will then be contacted. No phone calls please.