Duke-Margolis Summer Experience Program

Duke-Margolis Summer Experience Program

Margolis Summer Experience Overview

Internship Program Overview

Effectively improving health and the value of health care requires multidisciplinary teams and capabilities. To meet this aim, Duke-Margolis uniquely brings together teams of health care and policy experts and organizations to assess key policy and practice challenges and identify and implement impactful solutions. As future policy-leaders and -aware professionals, students are integral team members. The Center offers students (undergraduate and graduate) opportunities to contribute to a variety of projects aimed at improving health and the value of health care through research and the development of innovative, practical, and evidence-based policy solutions through a collaborative and mentored 10-week summer internship experience.


Goals of the Internship Experience


  • Learn through challenging and meaningful activities
  • Link academic learning to policy and practice
  • Gain professional experience within the field of health policy
  • Build positive relationships with faculty and staff
  • Identify, clarify, and/or confirm direction as it relates to their academic studies and future career path
  • Develop strong networking/mentoring relationships
  • Strengthen our Margolis student community

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There are 4 program components for our Summer Experience Program. They are knowledge building, community building & networking, skills enhancement & training, and professional development.

Program Details


Durham, NC or Washington, D.C.

Projects / Learning Outcomes

The intern will support the team’s efforts to conduct rigorous analyses and communicate their findings. Individual tasks will be project-specific, but will include assignments such as literature reviews, data analyses and visualizations, and writing/editing a broad variety of work products, including project reports, policy briefs, blog posts, and article submissions for peer review.

Compensation & Hours

Paid, dependent on education level. Approximately 40 hours per week. 

Approximate Program Length

10 weeks, May-July 2023

The program will be in-person for Summer 2023

Apply to be a 2023 Summer Intern!

Applicant Information

Qualifications & Eligibility

Our internship program is available to all Duke University and non-Duke University students. Current students at the undergraduate, graduate, professional, Ph.D. level, and recent graduates (less than 3 months) are also eligible.

All applicants must be able to or willing to physically reside in Durham, NC, or Washington DC for the 10-week summer program.

Each mentor and their projects require unique skill sets. Applicants should demonstrate the skills and qualifications outlined in the individual job descriptions that they apply for.

Application Materials

  • Resume/CV, Unofficial Transcript(s) and Statement of Interest
  • Please upload materials separately and follow the application instructions. 

Dates to Know

Application available: January 4, 2023

Application Deadline: February 6, 2023

February 2023-March 2023- Interviews: Hiring Mentors will conduct and manage their own interview and selection process. Mentors will only offer to candidates who meet the qualifications and skill sets of the mentors' project needs and requirements.

Offers: Offers will be made on a rolling basis with final offers to be made no later than March 24, 2023

Internship Dates: May 22, 2023-July 28, 2023


Margolis Summer Experience Information Session

Margolis Summer Experience Info Session- Here is the video recording and slide deck for the presentation

Meet more of our interns to learn about their experiences by visiting the Margolis Interns Directory!

Program Team

Dev Sangvai

Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA

Faculty Director of the Margolis Summer Experience
Margolis Core Faculty
Professor, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry
Duke SOM Professor, Program in Education
2020 Intern Mentor
Anti-Racism and Equity Committee Member

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Tiffany Chan, MS

Program Coordinator -Summer Experience, Margolis Scholars