Health Equity Internship

Families USA, a national, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high quality, affordable health care for all Americans, is looking for a Health Equity Intern. The intern will work as part of Families USA’s Health Equity Department to support our efforts to advance health equity and remove barriers to accessing timely, high-quality, affordable healthcare-which frequently is a challenge in communities of color.

The Health Equity Department at Families USA is currently focused on maximizing the positive impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care access for people of color. Working with national and state partners, we are promoting and supporting outreach and public education efforts with the goal of attaining maximum enrollment in the new health care options that became available on January 1, 2014. In addition, we aim to promote and facilitate advocacy at the national and local levels by, among other activities, providing our network of health equity activists with the information, materials and technical assistance they need to maximize their advocacy impact.

The intern’s tasks vary by need but may include:

  • Research Support and Materials Preparation
  • Online Advocacy Support
  • Supporting State-Based Advocates
  • Database Administration

Interns at Families USA are considered part of the staff and attend weekly staff meetings and internal team meetings to discuss Families USA’s advocacy strategy and new initiatives to ensure health care access for all Americans. In addition, Families USA encourages interns to take part in the active political community of Washington, D.C. by attending policy forums at other major organizations and think tanks. Interns are also expected to participate in “brown bag” discussions of advocacy work and political issues.

Internships are paid ($8.25 per hour) and normally work 40 hours per week.