Health Policy Internship – April

Cambridge, UK

About Our Health Policy Internship

This position is ideal for current students, recent graduates or postgraduates in the sciences looking to explore health policy while also gaining an insight into life at a fast-growing consultancy. You will be presented with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of health policy projects, which involve the assimilation, interpretation, and creative presentation of evidence from a range of sources. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with different stakeholder groups to define the scope and content of each project deliverable.

In addition to your project responsibilities, you will also provide support for a range of business development and internal research activities linked to health policy. Specific tasks could include providing writing support for white papers and policy reports, conducting research on key health policy topics, assisting with literature reviews, preparing health policy business development materials, identifying potential networking opportunities, and supporting projects for charitable organisations.

You will typically be working on two to three projects in different disease areas at any one time. Interns receive one-to-one training on the technical aspects of the role and learn about project management and effective communication with clients. As a Health Policy Intern, you will also be given the opportunity to experience work across one of more of our divisions.

What Background Should You Have?

This internship is suited to recent graduates as well as current students who are permitted to complete full time internships either during the holidays or as a placement as a part of their degree.

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • A degree level or higher qualification in a scientific discipline (minimum 2.1 or expected 2.1). We welcome applications from candidates with a diverse range of specialisms, including but not limited to; biology, pharmacology, public health, global health, and medicine
  • A genuine interest in healthcare and a passion for health policy communication
  • The ability to communicate scientific material clearly in both written and oral form, with some experience in planning and writing scientific documents
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written English
  • Organisational skills and self-motivation
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

The Recruitment Process

We are currently recruiting for our April start date in our Cambridge office. If you are seeking a January start date, please apply via the January advert here.

The April internship programme will run from Tuesday 19th April to Friday 1st July 2022 inclusive. The deadline for applications is Sunday 9th January 2022. Candidates will be sent a written assessment to complete and those who are successful will be invited to an interview. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 7th February 2022 and will include a short presentation that you will prepare in advance. During the interview, you will have the opportunity to meet with members of our scientific teams.

What We Offer

The stipend for interns is £1,500 per calendar month, and you will be entitled to statutory holiday.

We are proud of our position in The Best Companies Top 100 Companies to Work For list which has been achieved for five consecutive years, awarded because of the friendly and supportive environment that we generate for employees and the opportunities offered for quick progression and increased responsibility. We provide exceptional internal training, opportunities to work on pro bono and charitable projects, and regular company-funded social activities.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter you should explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical. Your CV should clearly state dates of all relevant degrees alongside the grades you have achieved, or are due to receive, for your undergraduate, postgraduate degrees and A levels.​

Please note that we are unfortunately unable to sponsor visa applications for our Health Policy Internship role.

Please contact the Talent Acquisition team at if you have any questions about the role or application process.

COVID-19 Updated Response

Our UK and US offices are open in a safe and controlled way following a period of remote working. Currently, interviews in the UK and US can be conducted in the office or via Microsoft Teams. Our team in Singapore are following local guidance and are working remotely and therefore all interviews for roles in Singapore are taking place over Microsoft Teams.

We are welcoming new employees to the office, depending on location.

For further information, please email

A Day in the Life of a Scientific Intern

To learn more about a typical day for a Scientific Intern at Costello Medical, please click below.