Dept. of Health and Human Services OIG student internship opportunities


Internship Opportunity

Gain real-world experience from one of the most respected evaluation organizations in the Federal Government

OEI Mission: To protect the integrity of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs, as well as the health and welfare of beneficiaries, by conducting evaluations that provide timely, useful, and reliable information and advice to decision makers. For more information about OEI and our work, you can review our recent reports at

Regional Work Areas: Medicare, Medicaid, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Public Health Emergency Preparedness.

Job Duties: Conduct short-term studies that are national in scope to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of HHS programs and produce high-impact and high-quality public reports of the results. These reports address current health policy issues and make a difference in the success of many programs designed to serve our Nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Our unique role as an oversight agency will allow you to make recommendations to decision makers to save taxpayer dollars and improve programs.

Skills and Abilities: Develop evaluation objectives and approaches; design appropriate methodologies to collect data (e.g., interviews, questionnaires); analyze qualitative and quantitative data; synthesize and interpret data verbally and in writing; write clearly; and work effectively and collaboratively within teams. U.S. citizenship is required.

Benefits: Annual full-time pay would start at $41,348 for GS-7 positions (GS-9 positions start at $50,578 but require a Master’s degree or 2 years of completed graduate education). Part-time positions are available, but interns must work a minimum of 24 hours per week in the office. Qualified applicants may be eligible for training opportunities and transhare (i.e., commuting) reimbursement. Leave, health insurance, and other benefits are also available.

To Apply: OEI will be accepting applications for Pathways Internship opportunities in September 2015. If you are interested in being notified when the announcement is available, please contact Jaime Stewart, Deputy Regional Inspector General,

Veterans’ Preference: All Veterans claiming preference will be required to provide their DD-214. In addition, Veterans claiming 10-point preference must complete form SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and provide a copy of your VA Disability letter issued after 1991 which documents a service-related disability.

Reasonable Accommodation: We provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact us.

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