HERU Summer Internships

HERU runs an annual summer internship programme. The internship is for economics students who are interested in learning how health economics research is done and how it can be applied to health policy. Internships are intended to give a taste of research work in HERU. Interns will work alongside staff in HERU to learn about the sort of work undertaken by these staff. Each internship will last for up to six weeks. Interns will undertake tasks such as assisting in the preparation and analysis of data, searching for and writing up the results of previous research on a topic and assisting in writing up the results of research conducted in HERU.

The scheme is for students in their penultimate or last year of study for an undergraduate economics degree or a degree in a closely related subject. Please note that the scheme is not open for students with a Masters degree. Suitable candidates will be selected on the basis of a short interview (UK travel expenses only will be refunded). Those applying should have a strong grasp of basic economic concepts. Overseas students can also apply if eligible to work in the UK. However no additional funds are provided to help with travel to the UK or subsistence.

There is a weekly stipend of £340.

Patrícia Norwood can be contacted with enquiries about the summer internship scheme and please refer to the FAQ section for more information.

HERU Summer Internships flyer (pdf)


Applications are now closed for the Summer 2020 HERU Internship Scheme.


***We interviewed the three Summer 2019 Interns for a HERU Blog post. In the interviews the Interns speak about their time in HERU and their experience of being an intern.***

2020 HERU summer interns