Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Paid Summer Internship with the Children's Hospital Association

The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. Representing 220 members, CHA is the voice of children’s hospitals nationally. Children’s hospitals are essential providers, setting the standard for the highest quality pediatric care while training the next generation of pediatricians. With its members, CHA champions policies that enable children’s hospitals to better serve children; leverages its position as the pediatric leader in data analytics to facilitate national collaborative and research efforts to improve performance; and spreads best practices to benefit the nation’s children.  CHA has offices in Overland Park, KS, and Washington, DC.

Position Summary:
CHA’s Public Policy Department addresses public policy issues that affect the ability of children’s hospitals to fulfill their mission of service to children and their communities. This full-time summer internship will provide an excellent professional experience for a student with a strong interest in public policy or health policy/management. The public policy intern will work with the two primary teams within the department -- Federal Affairs and Policy Analysis - and take on a wide range of substantive, as well as some administrative, duties within the department. The range of possible duties includes:
  • Reviewing legislation, regulations and state initiatives on child health and health care delivery
  • Assisting in the preparation of background papers, legislative talking points and regulatory comment letters on relevant issues
  • Researching child health policy issues to advance CHA legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Supporting CHA fly-ins and conference preparation, including the 2016 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
  • Planning of CHA briefings on Capitol Hill in collaboration with allied organizations
  • Attending congressional briefings, hearings and lobbying meetings on Capitol Hill, as needed
  • Assisting in preparation for the CHA exhibit booth at the National Conference of State Legislatures annual meeting
Candidates must be currently enrolled in a collegiate or graduate course of study, preferably in public policy or health policy, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. If an undergraduate student, the candidate must have completed at least the sophomore year. Candidates must be able to attend Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, on June 21 and 22. Candidates with the following skills and experience are encouraged to apply:
  • Strong interest in child health policy or health care management
  • Professionalism, strong writing and analytic skills, ability to work in team setting
  • Work experience or familiarity with a health care setting, preferred but not required
  • Work experience on Capitol Hill or with a relevant federal or state agency, preferred but not required
Program Details:
  • The summer internship is a 12-week, full-time (40 hours/week) placement
  • CHA will work with the intern and the respective educational institution to ensure appropriate administration of the internship and academic requirements
  • Rate of pay will be $12 per hour
  • The internship will be located in the CHA Washington, C office
Apply here.