The National Partnership seeks a policy intern to support our Health Justice team in advancing progressive health policy priorities. The Health Justice team brings a holistic and integrated lens that reflects the realities of women’s lives, with a particular focus on addressing the systemic racism that drives health inequities. The team’s portfolio prioritizes health system transformation, reproductive health and rights, and maternal health.
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 the team’s work on strengthening the Affordable Care Act, expanding and improving Medicaid and Medicare, increasing access to abortion and contraception, remedying the maternal health crisis, and addressing the social factors that impact women’s health across their lifespans, including systemic racism and inequality. Other work could include patient/family engagement, health IT, performance measurement, payment reform and other work to advance high-value care.
Interns will have the opportunity to attend coalition meetings and briefings, hearings, and other events on Capitol Hill and in other venues around town (whether held virtually or, post-pandemic, in person).
Qualifications include excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks and take initiative; and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.