Posted On: March 7, 2022
Media Organization: Institute for Health Policy Studies (Brazil)
We are the Institute for Health Policies Studies (IEPS), one of the main think-tanks in Brazil. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that believes in a universal public health system. Our goal is to improve the effectiveness of the Unified Health System (SUS), connecting evidence, policies and practices. We work in four areas: 1) health economics research; 2) prioritization of health policies in the Brazilian political agenda; 3) technical support for managers and decision makers from the health sector; 4) promotion of a culture of health based on the ideals of health promotion and disease prevention. Our projects include rigorous scientific research, building municipal and federal legislative agendas, and building capacity in local health systems. For more information, visit our 2020 Annual Report.
The internship program will select undergraduate (last semesters) or master's students in the areas of communication and media to carry out research and implement projects that aim to improve health policies in Brazil. The selected candidates will work on the project for a period of 10 to 14 weeks between May and August.
This is an unpaid position.
The intern will focus on: a) studying how health policy coverage happens in selected regions of the world (selection to be made in conjunction with supervision); b) map health topics of interest and how they are represented in the media; c) map how coverage is effective on analog channels compared to digital ones, building a multiplatform map (print, media, TV, radio, social networks, digital channels, podcasts, etc.); d) compare media coverage of selected countries with Brazilian media practices; and e) prepare comparative communication studies to be designed in conjunction with supervision. At the end, an internship report will be produced, containing the findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Candidates must send their resume/CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20, 2022. Indicate in the email subject: “Communication and Media Internship”