Health Policy Internship

Cambridge, UK, London, UK

What Our Health Policy Interns Do

This position is ideal for current students, recent graduates or post-graduates in the sciences seeking to explore health policy while also gaining an insight into life at a fast-growing consultancy. We work with a wide range of clients, including the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies, and charitable organisations. You will be presented with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of health policy and public health projects, which involve the assimilation, interpretation and creative presentation of evidence from a range of sources.

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 receive one-to-one training on the technical aspects of the role and learn about project management and effective communication with clients. This internship is specifically for those who would like to explore health policy while maintaining an interest in scientific disciplines and healthcare before making further career decisions.

We are currently recruiting for our July start date in our Cambridge office. The start and end date are 6th July to 18th September 2020. We strongly recommend applying as early as possible so that we can begin processing your application. The deadline for applications is Friday 24th April.

What Background Should You Have?

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, chemistry, pharmacy and medicine
  • The ability to communicate scientific material clearly in both written and oral form – some experience in planning and writing scientific documents would be helpful
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written English
  • Organisational skills and self-motivation
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A genuine interest in health policy and communications
  • An eagerness to learn more about health policy and public health.

What We Offer

The stipend for interns is £1,420 per calendar month, and you will be entitled to statutory holiday. Please visit our careers page to learn more about the benefits package at Costello Medical.

We are proud of our position in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work for list which has been achieved for four 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 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.

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