Thursday, November 30, 2017

Paid Spring Internship with Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

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 

Internship Duration 

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.