National Partnership for Women & Families

Health Policy Internship (undergraduate, graduate and law students)

For more than 45 years the National Partnership for Women & Families has fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families. Today, we promote reproductive health and rights, quality health care, fairness in the workplace, and policies that help women and men manage the dual demands of work and family. Founded in 1971 as the Women's Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization located in Washington, D.C.

The National Partnership seeks a policy intern to support our health policy team in advancing progressive health policy priorities, including protecting the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, strengthening Medicare, and transforming our health care system to better meet the needs of women and families.

The policy intern’s duties will include researching and analyzing current policy issues; drafting briefs/memoranda, fact sheets, and other written materials; and tracking federal legislation and regulatory actions. Interns may contribute to patient/family engagement, health IT, performance measurement, payment reform and other work to advance high-value care. They will also develop consumer advocacy skills. Individuals will have the opportunity to attend coalition meetings and briefings, hearings, and other events on Capitol Hill and in other venues around town.

Qualifications include excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks and take initiative; and the ability to work independently.

The internship is unpaid, but offers a weekly travel stipend, is available for course credit and may be full-time or part-time. Full-time candidates preferred, especially those pursuing advanced degrees in public policy, public health, public or health administration.

The National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and seek applications from all qualified individuals without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law. Women, men, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQI individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please see "EEO is the Law" for more information on Equal Employment Opportunities.

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