Summer Internship 2016

New York, NY | Posted on Mar 23, 2016

The Vitality Group is recruiting Master’s and PhD students for summer internships at our New York office. We seek innovative interns passionate about driving behavior change to tackle chronic disease risks and improve health through the use of data.

The Intern will support Vitality research projects, working directly with an established clinical epidemiologist. The research will be focused on data analyses on Vitality’s workplace well-being program. The intern will be part of the Global Health Strategy Team led by Chief Health Officer Derek Yach. Ad hoc support will also be required, from blog writing to assisting with other timely projects.

Interns must have solid backgrounds in public health datasets (handling, management) and basic statistical analytical skills. They must be familiar with the evidence base of solutions to reduce major chronic disease risks, strong writing skills, and interest in applying such knowledge within a business setting. Research experience is preferable.

Timing, Pay, Location

  • Interns will be compensated based on experience.
  • Interns will work out of the New York office (Columbus Circle) or remotely, depending on location.
  • Summer internship: May-August (specific start/end dates are flexible) for 40 hours per week.

About the Vitality Group
The Vitality Group is a member of Discovery Ltd., a global financial services organization offering an incentive-based health and well-being program to employers as part of their benefits program. With a foundation based on actuarial science and behavioral economic theory, Vitality encourages changes in lifestyle that reduce health care costs, both in the short run and long term, by rewarding members for addressing their specific health issues. Vitality well-being programs serve companies in a wide range of sizes and industries, improving individuals’ health and well-being as well as employers’ bottom lines.

For more information, visit

How to Apply
To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest and writing sample to Gillian Christie ( describing your interest and background experience as well as availability. Applications are open until the position is filled.