Employees of IVI play an essential role in helping us achieve our mission to advance the science and improve the practice of value assessment in healthcare. The success of our team is built on diversity of knowledge, talent, experience, passion, and commitment to reach our goal of developing a platform that facilitates patient-centered value assessment of health technologies that are tailored to the needs and interests of individual decision makers. IVI respects the unique skills and perspectives that each team member brings. We encourage and support our employees to meet both personal and professional goals.

Available Positions

Position Overview:

IVI is seeking two highly motivated and talented individuals to join our team for an 8-week summer internship. The ideal candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree and be currently pursuing a graduate degree in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Health Services Administration (MHSA), Public Health, Health Policy, Public Policy, or a closely related field. This internship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to ongoing research projects focused on patient-centered health technology assessment (HTA). Specifically, IVI is seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • HEOR Intern: Primary focus on health economics research and analysis, such as applications of the IVI-MDD Value Model and others.
  • Patient and Community Engagement Intern: Primary focus on qualitative research and patient engagement work, such as the IVI Health Equity Initiative, Economic Impacts Project, or Rare Disease Initiative.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research Support: Assist in conducting literature reviews, data collection, and analysis for ongoing research projects related to HTA, health economics and outcomes research, value assessment, patient engagement, and health equity.
  • Project Coordination & Support: Collaborate with the team to coordinate project activities, ensuring timelines are met and milestones achieved. Assist with outreach to, and engagement of, project partners, meeting facilitation, project reporting, and coordination of team members.
  • Data Analysis: Utilize statistical tools and methodologies to analyze healthcare data, contributing to the development of insights and recommendations.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Support staff in preparing clear and concise documentation of research methodologies, findings, and recommendations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams within the organization to ensure the integration of diverse perspectives into research initiatives.
  • Professional Development: Stay informed about the advancements in the field of patient-centered HTA and contribute to the intellectual environment of the research team.
  • Administrative Support: Assist the team in scheduling and preparing for meetings, trainings, and presentations. May also support updating research library and materials.

IVI will work with the intern to develop a work plan and will collaborate with academic institutions as needed to meet graduation requirements.


  • Enrollment in a graduate program focused on HEOR, public health, public policy, health services administration, or a related discipline.
  • Interest in patient engagement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, highly motivated, able to work both collaboratively and independently, and able to prioritize tasks in a remote environment.
  • Strong academic record.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to info@thevalueinitiative.org, with the subject line: “IVI Summer Internship – [Your Full Name].” Please indicate in the cover letter your interest in HEOR or Patient Engagement. The application deadline is March 1, 2023.

The internship will start in early June 2024 – the date is flexible.

Note: This is a full-time internship, with an honoraria provided at the end of the summer, and specific details regarding compensation and other benefits will be discussed during the interview process. IVI is a fully virtual, U.S. based organization.

We look forward to welcoming a dedicated and passionate individual to our team for a rewarding summer of research and collaboration. Join us in making a meaningful impact on healthcare innovation and value.

IVI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to inclusion and cultural diversity in the workplace. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected class.