Frequently Asked Questions

Some Frequently Asked Questions about the HERU internship scheme


Who is the internship aimed at?

The internship is for undergraduate economics students who are interested in learning how health economics research is done.

I am currently doing my master degree, can I apply?

No, the scheme is only for undergraduate students in their penultimate or last year of study. For students in Scotland this is year 3 or 4, for students in the rest of the UK this is year 2 or 3.

I am doing my undergraduate degree in the field of Health, can I apply?

No, only students doing an economics degree or a degree in a closely related subject will be considered.

I am doing my undergraduate degree outside the UK, can I still apply?

Yes, overseas students can also apply but only if eligible to work in the UK, no visas will be provided for the internships due to its short duration.

I have no knowledge of Health Economics, can I still apply?

Yes, all you need is a solid knowledge of economic theory.

When will the internships take place and for how long?

The internships last for up to 6 weeks and take place between mid June and the end of August, depending on the intern’s availability.

How do I apply?

The call for applications will be announced in January and the deadline will be end of March. Detailed information will become available on HERU’s website in January.

What do I need to have for my application?

  • A letter stating the reason for applying.

  • An up-to-date CV.

  • Names and contact details of 2 referees.

How are the candidates selected?

The candidates will be short-listed and a selected few will be invited for an interview. The interviews usually take place early May and travelling expenses (within the UK) are paid for.