Rutgers-NPC 2023 Health Policy & Communications Fellowship

The Rutgers - National Pharmaceutical Council Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Communications trains and empowers the next generation of health policy professionals and leaders. 

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NPC is a nearly 70-year old health policy research organization supported by leading pharmaceutical companies. We are dedicated to advancing good evidence and science and fostering an environment in the United States that supports medical innovation.

Conducting and communicating research to inform the health policy debate about the affordability, access, and value of life-saving medicines has never been more important.

The NPC-Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship in Health Policy and Communications builds on our decades-long history of creating future pharmaceutical industry leaders. 

It is a unique opportunity to learn the inner workings of a national health policy research organization, and become fluent in the language used by Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurers to inform legislation, regulations, and private coverage policies.

The two-year program bridges the gap between research, policy analysis and communications, and exposes fellows to real-world health policy and public affairs issues that researchers typically don’t get elsewhere. 

The fellow will report to and be mentored by the President & CEO, and work closely with NPC’s senior leadership team, Board of Directors, and member company staff workgroups. Health policy and communications is the focus of the program, though the fellow will gain invaluable skills in leadership as they participate in leadership meetings and help us execute against our strategic plan.

After completing their two-year fellowship, the fellow will be highly qualified to join NPC or a similar organization as a health policy researcher or communicator, or join a pharmaceutical company in a health policy, market access, or strategic communications role.

This unique fellowship is an accelerated path to industry experience, and an opportunity to be part of a best-in-class research team while meeting thought leaders across the pharmaceutical industry. We invite you to dream big, deliver impactful research, and drive better health policy as an NPC fellow. 

Interviewing is conducted on a rolling basis. Interested candidates may submit their application and supporting materials (letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation) to