***Thank you for your interest in the Health Policy Internship program. The application process is currently closed and will reopen the first week of February 2015 for the summer session. Please visit our website then. ***
The Alliance for Health Reform is seeking interns focusing on health policy research and media relations. Interns at the Alliance serve as front-line troops for our media outreach and educational efforts. Interns have a variety of responsibilities including: research, health policy analysis, media list compilation, administrative duties, and web page updates. Interns attend events and forums on Capitol Hill and in the D.C. area.
Interns help with seminar logistics, perform research on all aspects of health reform, and carry out general administrative duties. Our interns receive a thorough education in health care economics and politics, the roots of the problems with our health care system, and the various proposed reform strategies. They work closely with experienced policy professionals, congressional staffers, administrators, journalists, and other members of the policy community. The hands-on experience interns receive is often that sought by legislative staffs, government affairs offices, and other advocacy and policy groups.
The Alliance seeks undergraduate or graduate students with solid academic records, strong writing, research, and communication skills--and a lively interest in public policy. Knowledge of word processing and database software is important. Pluses: community service; coursework in history, political science, economics, journalism, or mass communications. The duration of the internship is negotiable, but for the best experience, interns should stay for a minimum period of one quarter. A small stipend may be available, and academic credit can be arranged.
To apply, send a cover letter indicating dates of availability, resume, transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable), the names and phone numbers of two references, plus one current writing sample to:
Alliance for Health Reform
1444 Eye Street, NW, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20005
If you have any questions, please feel free to call at (202) 789-2300.