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IQVIA Behavioural Science Intern in Reading, United Kingdom

IQVIA are offering the opportunity for an internship as a Health Behaviour Researcher in our global Medical and Patient Communications team, as part of the Behavioural Science team. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in the application of behavioural science / health psychology to inform physician and patient services, such as adherence and self-management interventions for people living with chronic conditions and educational resources to support clinician and patient interactions. You will also gain exposure to a busy communications agency environment, within a Fortune 500 company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Co-design research projects with senior oversight, agreeing deliverables and timelines

  • Perform literature reviews to identify relevant evidence-based insights and intervention models

  • Perform broader desk research as required to meet the needs of the project, for example, social media listening, reviewing publicly available health services / digital tools

  • Create client facing research and project outputs, including presentations and reports with support from the broader project team

  • Support the creation of patient and clinician facing materials, for example, discussion guides and behaviour change activities

  • Support project proposals for assigned project/initiatives

  • Assist team members with requests related to assigned project/initiatives, for example, checking digital functionality during patient app builds, creating summary client reports

  • Complete required corporate training courses and department administration items on schedule with high quality


  • Essential – MSc in Health Psychology or similar behavioural science discipline

Required Subject Matter Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of core health behaviour change theories and models

  • Demonstration of proficiency in key research skills, such as literature reviews and principles of research design – ideally with familiarity (as relevant to education stage) of qualitative and quantitative research methods

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and with a team

  • Familiarity with office applications such as PPT, Word, Excel

Soft Skills

  • Flexible and pragmatic to help bridge the gap between academic theory and real world, commercial application

  • Strong communication skills, verbally and written, that can be adapted to different audiences as needed

  • Autonomy – whilst this is a team role there is an expectation that the candidate can work independently within the remit of the scope of their role

  • Ability to work across multiple, different projects simultaneously

  • Creative thinking


  • Competitive Salary

  • Global Intern Program

IQVIA is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We believe that a work environment that embraces diversity will give us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and enhance our success. We believe that an inclusive and respectful workplace culture fosters a sense of belonging among our employees, builds a stronger team, and allows individual employees the opportunity to maximize their personal potential

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at .

IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.

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