2023 Summer Health Policy and Economics Internship at the USC Schaeffer Center

The Summer Internship Program is a 3-week, mentorship-based program, from June 5 to June 23, 2023 that is open to undergraduate students interested in health policy and economics. Led by Professor Julie Zissimopoulos, Schaeffer Center Research Training Director and Briana Taylor, Schaeffer Center Research Training Program Administrator, this program will match selected students with faculty mentors from the USC Schaeffer Center, who will guide and support them in conducting research projects.

This program is specifically designed to provide undergraduate USC students with the opportunity to:

  • Develop research skills and gain practical experience in health policy and economics research.
  • Contribute to a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
  • Participate in seminars and “journal club” discussions.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the field.

Please submit a 1-page Letter of Intent (LOI) and an updated resume. The letter should include your year, USC ID number (if applicable), research interest, what you want to get out of the program and how you heard about it. Email the letter to Briana Taylor, brianawh@usc.edu, on or before Friday, May 5th.

Students will be selected based on stated research interests, goals and GPA. Selected students will receive a stipend of $200 to support their participation in the program. Parking and housing are not provided.

*If you are under 18, please also provide your date of birth. Individuals under 18 are required to comply with requirements from the USC Youth Protection Office.