Fellowship Host Site – Unpaid Internship Position

Position Overview
If you have a funded fellowship or scholarship and are looking for a host organization, the Alliance for Health Policy (“Alliance”) welcomes attentive and proactive students interested in health policy to join our team as an intern. The internship is an unpaid volunteer role. In order to provide a level playing field for all potential applicants regardless of financial means, we are not currently accepting applications for unfunded internships. Applications that do not include fellowship or scholarship funding details will not be considered.

As a fellowship host site, we offer undergraduate and graduate students with a health policy background the opportunity to work with a collaborative, mission-driven organization and to help inform critical conversations that will shape the future of our health care system. The position is based in Washington, D.C., but is fully remote during the pandemic (to include the Spring and Summer 2021 semesters). Applicants should ideally be able to work 30 hours a week minimum. Full-time applicants will receive priority consideration.

Primary Responsibilities
Working with the Alliance’s small and vibrant staff, and reporting to the director of policy and programs, intern responsibilities include:

  • Assist health policy analysts with preparing multiple events;
  • Support policy team in landscape analyses, researching and tracking health policy, legislation, and regulatory issues;
  • Attend and monitor health policy forums and hearings on Capitol Hill and in the D.C. area;
  • Support the drafting of event attendee materials including resources and experts lists;
  • Support the preparation of background and event preparation materials;
  • Maintain and analyze program data and information;
  • Provide administrative support, creating, updating, and maintaining organized files and records; and other related tasks.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a funded fellowship or scholarship and be seeking a host organization;
  • Must be pursuing or have recently completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant subject from an accredited university;
  • Knowledge of the U.S. health care system and health policy landscape as well as basic foundation of the federal legislative and/or regulatory process;
  • Strong writing skills and demonstrated commitment to consistently high-quality, thorough work;
  • Responsive, customer service-oriented approach to completing responsibilities and supporting the policy team and organization achieve its mission;
  • Ability to work remotely during the pandemic.

To Apply
Send cover letter and resume to interns@allhealthpolicy.org. Please put Summer, Fall, or Spring in the subject line to indicate when you’re applying for. Priority deadlines for applications vary by semester:

Summer: March 27, 2021
Fall: June 30, 2021
Spring: November 30, 2021

Applications received after the priority deadlines will be evaluated as the position remains available.

We request that cover letters include your health policy interests, career goals, what you hope to accomplish during your placement, and your interest in the Alliance. Please also include fellowship funding details and placement date availability.

The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and interns. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives are encouraged to apply.


About the Alliance
For nearly years, the Alliance for Health Policy has served as a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping policymakers and the public better understand health policy, the root of the nation’s health care issues, and the tradeoffs posed by various proposals for change. We believe a better health care system begins with a balanced exchange of evidence, experience, and multiple perspectives. Regardless of their point of view, our audience recognizes the Alliance’s reputation as a well-respected source for unbiased health policy information. We conduct approximately 40 live events and convenings per year for audiences ranging from new congressional staff to seasoned policy experts and media, in addition to maintaining an active schedule of policy development, policymaker outreach, and stakeholder engagement.

The Alliance’s core offering is our in-person and impartial educational events and convenings (we hosted 45 last year). The Alliance does not lobby or advocate for particular positions or legislative/regulatory approaches through these briefings. Instead, these events allow attendees to better understand a wide range of foundational and niche health policy issues, as well as the various viewpoints of the health policy community that surround those issues. For each event, we assemble a balanced panel of speakers who present their insights on a given topic, facilitate a discussion that is relevant to the attendees’ day-to-day work, and provide curated lists of resources and experts for further research.

Our Vision
To improve health and health care by fostering a balanced exchange of evidence, experience, and multiple perspectives.

Our Mission
To inform solutions for improving health and health care in the United States by advancing health policy knowledge and facilitating solutions-focused dialogue among diverse stakeholders and leaders.