Research Intern (Spring)
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Rockville, Maryland

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Who We Are:

At the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, more than 1,700 Permanente physicians and nearly 300 staff professionals come together to make a positive impact on the health and lives of more than 825,000 people who get their healthcare through Kaiser Permanente. Serving a diverse community that spans Washington, D.C., suburban Maryland, Baltimore, and northern Virginia, we are a single group practice that offers an array of best-in-class facilities, resources, and services at over 30 medical centers, more than a dozen community hospitals, and several skilled nursing facilities — all focused on creating an environment that empowers our physicians to provide high-quality care.

About the Internship Program:

The internship program at MAPMG is a paid 12-week (or longer) program taking place year-round that is designed to expose undergraduate and graduate students to a wide range of career opportunities in the healthcare field with valuable professional skills that can be transferred to any occupation or industry. The internship program provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in health care systems, data analysis, consulting, project management, and strategic planning the opportunity to work on challenging projects in a professional environment.

Students selected for internships gain on-the-job training that integrates education and career development. They will work directly with a mentor, who will provide supervision and mentoring. Together, the intern and mentor will develop an internship plan identifying specific projects or assignments to ensure a meaningful learning experience.


MAPMG is seeking a Research Intern to support the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Research Institute (MAPRI) on a variety of projects including literature reviews, interpreting findings, and participate in recommendations for health policy.

Candidates must be able to intern during the Spring Semester. This position is benefits in-eligible.

This internship will be based in Rockville, MD with the expectation to go into the office once/week and will be a part-time position of 20 hours per week. Candidates must be local or willing to re-locate to the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area for the duration of the internship.


  • Conduct a literature review on whether, and how, patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or their clinicians perceive opportunities and barriers to receiving post-acute exercise-based rehabilitation care in community centers versus medical clinics
  • Conduct a literature review on whether, and how, physicians generally, and specifically in capitated pre-paid group practices, consider medication costs to the insurance plan or to the patient in their medication prescribing decisions
  • Summarize KPMAS patient and physician interviews based on a conceptual model and themes developed from the literature review. The emphasis is on comparing perceptions of community-based rehabilitation barriers and opportunities versus clinic-based (mostly hospital-based) barriers and opportunities
  • Participate in drafting a manuscript, interpretation of study findings, and recommendations for health policy and practice

  • Must be an MPH (or equivalent) or an MD student in good academic standing
  • Will be expected to complete CITI Human Subjects training and KP Compliance training
  • Knowledge of NVIVO or Atlas-ti qualitative analysis software helpful but not required

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity:

MAPMG continuously works to identify and mitigate healthcare inequities, and that starts with providing an inclusive, supportive environment for our physicians and staff. We encourage applicants of any race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin who value diversity and will commit to practicing culturally competent healthcare.

External hires must pass a background check and drug screening.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We value our diversity and E/O/E M/F/D/V.

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