We continually seek new and collaborative organisational partners to extend our work. When selecting partners, we assess an organisation’s track record, strategy, expertise and funding sources. To protect our status as a commercially-independent organisation and avoid conflicts of interest, we do not partner with organisations that are funded by the pharmaceutical industry, or any other commercial entity. If the principles of your organisation are aligned with ours, and you have an idea or proposal that may be of interest, please contact us.
We provide valuable educational experience for students who are interested in doing research and/or advocacy on European and/or international pharmaceutical policy issues. Internships are based in our Amsterdam office and can last between three and six months.
To participate, students must obtain funding from their institution or other funding agencies to cover their travel to Amsterdam (if necessary) and living expenses. We are only able to cover direct costs associated with internship activities.
Possible areas of research and advocacy include: surveying medicine prices, availability and affordability; increasing education about the negative impact of pharmaceutical marketing; implications of industry funding of patient groups; improving the rational use of medicines; ethics of industry-professional relationships; medicines financing.
Internships are also available within our communications department. Students may have the opportunity to work on all aspects of advocacy communications, including media relations, social media, writing/editing, and communications planning and implementation.
Master-level students from a range of disciplines are welcome to apply, particularly those studying public health, pharmacy, epidemiology, bioethics, political science, medical sociology, and communications or journalism. Applicants must be fluent in English, support our vision and mission, and not receive any pharmaceutical industry financing.
To apply for an internship, please email the following materials to our secretary, Raquel De Jesus-Wind, at email@example.com:
- a cover letter that outlines your preferred research area(s) and time-frame of availability;
- your CV;
- a reference letter from one of your professors (with his/her contact details); and
- a sample of your writing.