The Connecticut Office of Health Strategy, a state agency charged with coordinating state health policy planning and developing policies that improve health outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare, and address health inequities, offers internships in policy development and community engagement.
Interns will be supervised by a member of the OHS staff, working on one of the following projects: creating a benchmark for healthcare cost growth; monitoring the cost of prescription drugs; building Health Enhancement Communities across the state; analyzing payer and hospital financial and utilization data; gathering input from healthcare consumers; developing training and certification standards for Community Health Workers; and creating a Healthcare Affordability Standard. Depending upon the specific project, activities may include research and writing; data analysis; creation of presentations and digital content; and providing support for meetings, webinars and events.
Through an application and interview process, we will select up to three students for placements for the full academic year.
- Placements may be full or part-time, by agreement.
- Internships are not paid positions. If the student has an opportunity to apply for funding from an educational institution or other source, OHS is happy to consider and assist with the development of a project proposal.
- Granting credit is at the discretion of the educational institution. OHS will make every effort to satisfy the requirements for supervision and evaluation to allow students to earn credit.
Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.
We are seeking interns who are graduate students in master’s or doctoral programs in:
Public Administration or Public Policy
Law (with a focus on health law)
Social Work (with a focus on administration and policy)
We also seek Information Technology interns who are experienced in the following:
· SQL Server Database experience required
· C# and Web MVC programming experience required
· ETL experience preferred
Students who are interested in participating in our work as an intern should visit our website to learn more about our initiatives (https://portal.ct.gov/ohs)