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• Starts Jun 2

Health Economics Internship - Boston

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You: Recent grads or full-time interns with math or economics background, attention to detail, strong communication, problem-solving skills, curiosity about health economics, and eager to learn and contribute.
  • You will research and appraise medical literature, build health economic models in Excel, liaise with medical professionals, and produce written reports on methodologies and outcomes.

Off-cycle Internship



  • This position is ideal for recent graduates with a degree in an economic, mathematical or computer science discipline seeking to gain an insight into life at a fast-growing consultancy serving clients from the pharmaceutical industry.
  • You will get the opportunity to join a growing Health Economics team and gain hands-on experience in designing, developing and communicating health economic models. These can range from simple costing tools to substantially more complicated models that aim to demonstrate the value of products and therapies to reimbursement agencies.
  • Health Economists at Costello Medical develop economic models to inform decisions on the efficient allocation of resources available to healthcare providers, and communicate these insights to a variety of stakeholders in the healthcare industry. Economic models within the realm of healthcare are quantitative assessments of the impact of healthcare treatments, practices and policies, either through cost-effectiveness analyses or separate cost and benefit considerations. These models are typically built in Microsoft Excel, R, or C++, employing universal mathematical and statistical modelling techniques. Model development can frequently involve fitting statistical distributions and parametric survival curves to clinical data and therefore requires a good knowledge of statistics. The models developed by our Health Economists have real- world implications, aiming to improve the efficiency of healthcare systems by using robust methodological frameworks to inform decision-making.


  • This internship is suited to recent graduates as well as current students who are permitted to complete full time internships over the summer.
  • Qualities and experience required include:
  • A degree level or higher qualification in a relevant discipline (minimum GPA 3.3 or equivalent). Relevant disciplines are those that demonstrate a high level of technical and mathematical ability, such as mathematics, economics, physics or computer science
  • High school mathematics (minimum B grade or equivalent). AP/IB mathematic courses (minimum B grade or equivalent) are preferential but not required
  • The ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skill, the ability to plan your own work effectively and demonstrate flexibility to respond to changing deadlines
  • The ability to communicate mathematical and economic material clearly in both written and oral form to both experts and non-experts
  • A problem-solving mindset and eagerness to work both independently and collaboratively to find solutions
  • Demonstrating integrity, a proactive approach to your work, and a keen interest in developing your skills
  • In addition, advanced skills in Excel and/or R would be an advantage, but are not a necessity. Although no previous health economics experience is required, you must be able to display a genuine interest in healthcare and an eagerness to learn about new areas of health economic modelling. This role is suited to those with a curious mind and the desired to contribute above and beyond in projects.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Research and critically appraise medical and economic literature
  • Understand the theoretical health economic framework and apply this to the project at hand
  • Liaise with external medical professionals
  • Work collaboratively and build relationships with colleagues across healthcare disciplines
  • Build high-quality, technically robust and clinically valid models in Microsoft Excel or other software
  • Interpret and analyse model results, producing technically accurate written reports of methodologies and outcomes
  • Health Economics Interns at Costello Medical receive one-to-one training on the technical aspects of the role and learn about project management and effective communication with clients. In this role, you will typically be working on around three projects at any one time.


Work type

Full time

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Start date

Jun 2, 2024

Application deadline

Apr 14, 2024