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Health Care Policy Internship (PAID) - Spring 2022

Company: American Action Forum
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Job Announcement: American Action Forum Health Care Policy InternshipCompany OverviewThe American Action Forum is a forward-looking, non-profit policy institute dedicated to keeping America strong, free, and prosperous. It seeks to promote common-sense, innovative, and solutions-based policies that will reform government, challenge outdated assumptions, and create a smaller, smarter government that will serve its citizens better. As a unique, fast-paced "action" tank, we use the modern tools of communications to deploy ideas; engage Americans in the debate over the boundaries of government policy, personal freedoms, and market incentives; and educate and challenge the media to explore these issues and shape the next generation of political leaders.Internship SummaryAs an intern in the health care policy issue area, you will report directly to Chris Holt, the Director of Health Care Policy at the American Action Forum. Chris previously served as the Legislative Assistant for health care policy to Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA). He has extensive legislative experience, having worked as a health policy advisor for Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC), and Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH). He began his Congressional career as the Legislative Correspondent for the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Chris has a Bachelor's in Politics from Whitman College, and a Master's in Congressional and Presidential Studies from The Catholic University of America.

A few examples of projects completed by previous interns in the Health Care Policy Internship Program include:

  • Researched, wrote, and edited health care primers
  • Wrote blogs and op-eds about health policy topics
  • Compiled a health research database
  • Researched and wrote longer, in depth, papersResponsibilities ad DutiesAs part of the internship, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
    • Research assistance: Interns will provide research assistance and data collection for their issue area director
    • Event attendance: Interns will virtually attend Capitol Hill hearings, private speaker events, and events held by other DC think tanks to analyze and report on the information presented
    • Forum event support: Interns will help promote, run, and evaluate all Forum events
    • Portfolio and final presentation: Interns will create a portfolio of their work completed at the Forum and give a brief presentation on a topic of their choiceQualifications and Skills
      • Excellent writing ability and communication skills
      • An interest in the politics and policies of center-right conservatives
      • Self-starting attitude
      • Strong quantitative skills are highly desiredHours and Compensation
        • Interns must be available in-person for 20 to 29 hours per week
        • Interns will earn an hourly wage
        • Interns will use their own computer/equipment
        • This is a part-time, paid internshipHow to Apply
          Please include in your application a preferred start date, resume, cover letter, and writing sample of less than 1,000 words.Documents must be submitted as a PDF file with the following file name:
          • Resume: LastName_Resume_HealthCare
          • Cover Letter: LastName_CL_HealthCare
          • Writing Sample: LastName_WS_HealthCare(Example: Jane Doe's Resume - Doe_Resume_HealthCare)kgaWNvKNM2

Keywords: American Action Forum, Washington DC , Health Care Policy Internship (PAID) - Spring 2022, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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