United States of Care is searching for an intern to join our Policy and External Affairs team for Summer 2021. The mission of United States of Care is to ensure that every single American has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income. As a nonpartisan nonprofit, we are building and mobilizing a movement to achieve long-lasting solutions that make health care better for everyone.
Interns support all departments within United States of Care–policy and external affairs, operations, development, and public engagement, with particular emphasis on their focus area (policy and external affairs). Potential projects include policy research and writing for blogs, memos, and letters. While the interns are a member of the United States of Care team, they are encouraged to take advantage of local/virtual health care and networking events, and to bring their learnings back to share with the team.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Support the United States of Care team in research, planning, and operations;
- Be able to read, understand, and summarize information and research in a concise manner;
- Stay up to date with current health-related policies.
Policy and External Affairs Focus
- Write policy briefs and contribute to internal research documents;
- Analyze and track state-level health care policy efforts and political actions;
- Attend, take notes, and report back on relevant legislative hearings, policy summits, and other state and federal research opportunities;
- Support the members of the Policy and External Affairs team as necessary;
- Other duties as assigned by the Policy and External Affairs team.
- Must have a strong commitment to ensuring everyone in the U.S. has access to quality, affordable health care, and be open to operating in a bipartisan atmosphere exploring multiple policy solutions to achieve that mission;
- Preferably enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s program, with a focus on Communications, Business, Nonprofit Management, Leadership, Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy, Health Care, Liberal Arts or another other applicable program, but all interested parties are welcome to apply;
- Commitment to addressing, and understanding of, health inequities across underserved communities and their implications on access to quality affordable health care;
- Relevant work, volunteer, or internship experience;
- Flexible and enthusiastic about working in a startup environment, and willing to take on a wide range of tasks necessary to support a growing team;
- Self-directed, takes initiative, and able to manage competing priorities;
- Strong communications and writing skills.