Location: Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: July 19, 2019
Policy Internship, Healthcare Engagement
The Democracy Collaborative (TDC) is hiring for a DC-based, part-time (up to 20 hours per week), paid intern position to support the work of the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN). The internship will focus on public policy research, analysis, writing, and advocacy. The intern will work directly with the Healthcare Engagement team and will have the opportunity to participate in policy discussions, conference calls, and meetings with middle and senior management from healthcare institutions from around the country. For further details, please see the position description below.
The Deadline for applications is July 19, 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) Background
HAN is a nationally recognized and growing collaboration of health systems seeking to improve health and wellbeing by addressing economic and racial inequities in the communities they serve by leveraging their institutional assets, such as hiring, procurement, and investment practices – this is referred to as adopting an anchor mission.
Since 2017, HAN has coordinated the work of the Aligning to Advance Policy (AAP) initiative group, which seeks to identify policies at the local, state, and federal level that help foster healthy communities, ensure a healthy economy, and steward a healthy planet.
Daily activities will primarily support the work the Aligning to Advance Policy (AAP) initiative group of HAN. The intern will conduct policy research, analysis, writing and advocacy on social determinants of health issues particularly affordable housing. Secondary activities include providing administrative and operational support for the AAP work and whole healthcare engagement team. The intern will also help the HAN team in advancing objectives through learning and applied experience and will have the opportunity to participate in learning opportunities across TDC. A list of learning areas and leadership opportunities can be found below.
For more information about the Healthcare Anchor Network, please visit our website (healthcareanchor.network).
Learning Areas and Responsibilities:
- Research, analyze and write policy documents on social determinants of health issues;
- Support communications with HAN members regarding the work related to the AAP initiative group;
- Assist in outreach to AAP and HAN members on policy activities including Policy Day;
- Participate in policy discussions, conference calls, and meetings with health system staff or other relevant stakeholders related to the AAP initiative group’s work;
- Assist with government relations work;
- Support events in DC associated with advancing policy ideas;
- Provide assistance as needed with administrative and operational support for the AAP work;
- Provide administrative and operational support for the AAP work, including Policy Day.
- Demonstrated interest in community economic development, health equity, economic democracy, and/or other social justice issues;
- Experience with public policy research and writing;
- Holding or pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science, public affairs, economics, public health, social sciences, or another related field.
- Experience with government relations;
- Familiarity with coordinating and maintaining coalitions or networks is a plus;
- Familiarity with health or the social determinants of health issues is a plus.
The internship will last 6 months at a minimum, with a start date of around September 9, 2019 (with some flexibility to accommodate semester schedules and holiday breaks). The internship requires an ability to commit to around 15 hours/week working out of our Washington, DC office. While we will work with the intern to set the days and times of work, these should be consistent week to week. The position will receive a $15 hourly stipend. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
If interested, please send a resume, cover letter, and a 1-4 page writing sample* to The Democracy Collaborative at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include
“Policy Internship, Healthcare Engagement” in the subject line.
*You may shorten longer writing samples for this purpose