The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs. As a member of the policy team, the intern supports our government affairs and health systems transformation activities. The intern will assume responsibility for a wide range of projects and functions, requiring professionalism and task orientation. This position is suitable for an undergraduate or graduate student.
Principle Duties & Scope of Work
AMCHP seeks a student intern for spring 2018. The intern will work with the policy team on a variety of projects and initiatives. Potential projects include, but are not limited to:
Support policy team in development of and editing written materials
Support policy team in preparation for meetings with Congressional staff
Support preparation for AMCHP annual conference advocacy activities
Support meetings of key AMCHP committees
Perform related work as assigned
Overall Internship Program Objectives
AMCHP’s intern program is designed to fulfill six objectives:
1) Enhance the intern’s understanding of Title V’s role in the public health system;
2) Allow interns to gain practical work experience;
3) Provide opportunities for interns to more fully explore their strengths and interests;
4) Benefit AMCHP members by providing them with vital information in a timely manner;
5) Provide AMCHP an opportunity to become involved in the preparation of future public health professionals; and
6) Provide AMCHP with quality personnel to supplement staff.
Basic understanding of and demonstrated interest in public health policy and advocacy
Basic understanding of maternal and child health
Excellent writing and editing skills
Self-motivated with strong organizational skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Ability to meet deadlines
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
AMCHP’s office is ordinarily open for business Monday through Friday from 8:00 am–5:00 pm. Actual work hours will be flexible to accommodate, to the greatest extent possible, the needs of both AMCHP and the intern.
Start Date: January 2018
End Date: May 2018 or TBD based on AMCHP and intern needs
Part-time schedule: 10-15 hours/week (exact dates/times can be negotiated)
Rate of compensation is $15 per hour. Benefits are not provided.
Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 references . Indicate “#I-70003 Policy Team Intern” in the subject line. Apply here.