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Health Research, Inc. Internship - Hourly HRI Opportunity in Albany, New York

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) is seeking a currently enrolled graduate student to work in its Manhattan or Albany, NY locations as an hourly employee to the New York State Health Commissioner, Dr. Mary Bassett. This position will be located within the New York State Department of Health (DOH). In this position, the incumbent will work closely with Dr. Bassett and other senior DOH staff on new and ongoing projects.


Currently enrolled master’s-level student in public heath or related field.


Excellent writing and communication skills, background knowledge of a variety of areas of public health, and enthusiasm for improving the health of New Yorkers.

Highly motivated, well-organized, and capable of juggling multiple tasks and deadlines concurrently. Attention to detail is a necessary skill.


The incumbent will conduct background research on variety of health-related topics, synthesize published research, journal articles, data reports, and other publications to produce memos and other products to assist with new or ongoing Department of Health activities. The incumbent will also assist with planning and organization of the Commissioner’s Medical Grand Rounds program, as well as provide planning/operational support for other Office of the Commissioner special projects and DOH activities.


The position will begin summer 2022 and it is anticipated to last through May 2023. The incumbent must be available to work full-time over the summer (37.5 hours per week), and part-time (up to 20 hours/week) over two or more days per week during the academic year.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of enrollment each semester. The incumbent will be paid an hourly rate, commensurate with experience. At the discretion of the school, arrangements can be made to use portions of this internship to fulfill practicum or other educational requirements.


Interested students can apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, two-page writing sample, and contact information for three references to Samuel Meyer, Project Operations Specialist, at If the writing sample was originally written as part of a class assignment, please attach a brief paragraph explaining the assignment.

Hourly, grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.

Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting HRI Human Resources at or (518) 431-1200.

HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly