Research Internship: AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: APPTA

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Important Information

Application Deadline: Monday, August 26th 2019

Start/End dates: September 2019 - April 2020

Expected Number of Hours per Week: 7 hours per week - the majority of the hours can be completed remotely and scheduled at your discretion.

Salary: $1,000.00 Honorarium

Location: York Care Centre, 100 Sunset Drive, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3A 1A3


Position Description:

“The goal of this internship is to assist students in acquiring some of the necessary skills they will need to pursue a career in public policy and to provide them the opportunity to work on real challenges being faced by Canadians governments today. At the outset of the program, interns will co-create a project proposal with their supervisors, to be signed off on prior to beginning work. They will then be guided through the development of a literature review, jurisdictional scan, and policy brief. Additionally, interns will be provided the opportunity to present their findings to APPTA’s government stakeholders in New Brunswick. The internship program will be supervised through biweekly face-to-face meetings as well as through the submission of weekly progress reports.

Throughout this internship, students will develop knowledge translation skills that will be key to their future success in the public policy sector, and as such, applicants should have a demonstrated interest in political science, health policy, sociology, or related discipline, and must be in their third or fourth year of study.”


Position Requirements:

  • Applicants should have demonstrated interest in political science, health policy, sociology, or related discipline.

  • In your third or fourth year of study.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants must identify which challenge area they are most interested in (listed below) and would like to work on during your internship.

  • Create a cover letter that states the preferred challenge area, your reason of interest in that particular area and why this area is of importance to the entire population.

  • Submit your cover letter and updated resume to Emily Kerry at

Challenge Areas:

  1. What technologies, programs, or services can be used to facilitate transportation of older adults with mobility challenges?

  2. What strategies, programs, or services can governments put in place to further protect older adults from financial abuse online?

  3. What are the most effective practices for providing and managing addictions treatment for older adults with opioid dependent challenges?

  4. What tools and supports can governments employ to facilitate self-managed care for older adults and their caregivers?