All interns must enjoy working in a small but growing office that is results-focused. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgement in a variety of situations, have strong written and verbal communication, excellent administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. Working knowledge of health policy and related majors, degrees, or coursework is preferred. All interns will report to the Internship Coordinator (Michael Budros).
Hours: flexible depend on student’s program, (minimum commitment of 10 hours per week)
Interns will work closely with Policy Analysts, Policy Directors, and Vice Presidents to support client work in various capacities. Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to
- legislative and regulatory analysis (i.e. regulatory summaries),
- policy writing (e.g., briefs and memos for various clients, including advocacy)
- research (e.g., white papers),
- event planning (e.g., hill briefings and stakeholder convenings)
- business strategy development
- attend meetings, hearings, and events on behalf of clients
Health Policy & Strategy interns would be expected to contribute substantively to the policy and strategic thinking across the firm’s diverse clientele.
Applicants must have or be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, or higher.
- Undergraduate or graduate students in business, public policy, public health, health management, economics, or similar social sciences.
- Interest in working on difficult health policy and strategy questions, especially those focused on complex and vulnerable populations (e.g., marginalized communities and end of life care).
- Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple ongoing projects.
Interns should expect competitive compensation commensurate with experience and level of coursework. Actively enrolled students can expect school credit, if relevant, in addition or in lieu of financial compensation.
Further: the small size of our office and opportunities to work directly with high-level staff, develop relationships, and network in D.C. with important stakeholders (in the health policy, technology, health provider and plan, or other). Our office is committed to helping our interns develop their interests and further their careers in health policy.