Interns at the Alliance 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 have a variety of responsibilities including: research, health policy analysis, event planning and execution, web page updates, and some administrative duties. Students work closely with experienced policy professionals, congressional staffers, administrators, and other members of the policy community. Interns attend events and forums on Capitol Hill and in the D.C. area.
The hands-on experience interns receive is often that sought by legislative staffs, government affairs offices, and other advocacy and policy groups. Many of our interns have gone to work on Capitol Hill, consulting firms, and government agencies. Some pursue advanced degrees in health policy, law, medicine, or other related fields.
The Alliance offers a modest stipend. Interns are responsible for their own housing, travel, and other associated expenses.
- Strong writing, research, and communication skills and a strong interest in health policy.
- Solid academic record
- Must be pursuing a degree or a recent graduate.
- Must be available to intern for the whole semester. (Example: late August/early September through mid-December; early January through mid-May; end of May through mid/late August)
- Prefer candidates who can intern 37.5 hours per week, but we welcome all applicants.
- Pluses: community service; coursework in history, political science, and economics.