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Summer internship

Health Research Council of NZ
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The Health Research Council is New Zealand’s principal funder of health research and at any one time, we manage more than 400 research contracts and have several funding rounds under assessment. Health researchers supported by the HRC work mainly in universities, but also NGOs, Māori and Pacific research organisations, private research institutes and district health boards. The HRC office is based in Auckland. 

We are looking for suitable summer interns to provide temporary assistance for the business operations (data entry, data cleaning, documentation) and research investment & contracts teams (peer review activities, data entry and analysis) for ongoing contestable funding rounds. Duties will include the following, but are not limited to:

  • assisting with data entry and verification;
  • assisting with data analysis e.g. applicant metrics, committee composition, results of previous funding initiatives and contract variations;
  • assisting with science assessing committees and project managers in coordination of external reviewers taking part in peer review processes;
  • assisting with preparation of documentation used in business systems.

The term of the internship runs from December 2016 to March 2017. Interns will gain experience in working in a government agency, use of custom software, granting processes, peer review and join a network of health researchers.  

The HRC will consider tertiary students with at least three years’ study in medical and health sciences, competency in health research terminology, excellent English writing skills, experienced in dealing with diverse groups of people and demonstrated work ethic. 

Please send CV and two-page cover letter to Jacqui Tweedale (email: by 5pm, 2 December 2016.