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Qualitative Research Intern

The Health Federation of Philadelphia

The Health Federation of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024

Job Details

Market St - Philadelphia, PA
Health Care


Equal Opportunity Employer

The mission of the Health Federation of Philadelphia is to promote health equity for marginalized communities by advancing access to high-quality, integrated, and comprehensive health and human services. Health equity is at the heart of all our work. We believe in and are firmly committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status. This commitment applies to all aspects of the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s employment practices, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promotion.


The position of Qualitative Research Intern is an internship within the Maternal, Child, and Family Health (MCFH) Division of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH). The primary responsibilities for the Qualitative Research Intern will be to assist the MCFH Qualitative Research Coordinator with various components of research and evaluation activities involving the division’s programs, namely the Vaccine Confidence Project.



  • Assist with recruitment of research participants- including outreach and scheduling data collection interviews and/or focus groups.
  • Assist with conducting interviews and/or facilitating focus groups.
  • Transcribe interview and focus group recordings.
  • Analyze qualitative data including developing and/or refining codebooks.
  • Summarize findings, create project reports and presentations.
  • Conduct literature reviews in support of research activities.



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of social sciences or public health.
  • Demonstrative knowledge and experience involving qualitative research methods.


  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to organize and present information effectively.
  • Demonstrative skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience using qualitative software, such as NVivo, preferred.
  • Spanish proficiency is preferred.

Work Environment:

Standard office setting at workstation and periodic use of office equipment. This position will initially be fully remote and may transition to in-person work in accordance with public health guidance. A laptop will be provided for the duration of the internship.

Position Type and Work Schedule:

Internship from May-August 2024 (Summer Internship) with the possibility of an extension through the fall semester, ending in December 2024. Hours are flexible, but he/she/they will be required to work 10-20 hours per week (minimum of 10 hours), between the hours of Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Travel: Local travel to multiple sites and community meetings, upon request.

Physical Demands: Transporting materials is limited to travel, if needed.

Salary and Benefits:

The Qualitative Research Intern will be paid $5,000 per semester (Summer 2024 and Fall 2024).


The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.