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***We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Fall term. The deadline is June 5th. Please see details below. ***

Program Overview

Interns at the Alliance receive a thorough education in health care economics and politics, the roots of the problems with our health care system, and the various proposed reform strategies. They have a variety of responsibilities including: research, health policy analysis, event planning and execution, web page updates, and some administrative duties. Students work closely with experienced policy professionals, congressional staffers, administrators, and other members of the policy community. Interns attend events and forums on Capitol Hill and in the D.C. area.

The hands-on experience interns receive is often that sought by legislative staffs, government affairs offices, and other advocacy and policy groups. Many of our interns have gone to work on Capitol Hill, consulting firms, and government agencies. Some pursue advanced degrees in health policy, law, medicine, or other related fields.

The Alliance offers a modest stipend. Interns are responsible for their own housing, travel, and other associated expenses.

Applicant Pool and Intern Profile

The selection process is highly competitive. Each term the Alliance receives over 100 applications for two internship slots. Our applicant pool typically includes candidates from a wide range of academic backgrounds, experiences, and regions from across the country.

The typical Alliance intern has a 3.0 or above GPA, has worked in an office setting, has experience in secondary research, has demonstrated analytical skills, and has some public policy exposure.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Strong writing, research, and communication skills and a strong interest in health policy.
  • Solid academic record
  • Must be pursuing a degree or a recent graduate.
  • Must be available to intern for the whole semester. (Example: late August/early September through mid-December; early January through mid-May; end of May through mid/late August)
  • Prefer candidates who can intern 37.5 hours per week, but we welcome all applicants.
  • Pluses: community service; coursework in history, political science, and economics.

The Process

The Alliance offers internships in the winter/spring, summer, and fall each year. Each internship class begins and ends around the same time as the students' academic semester, giving them time to make the necessary preparations to transition into and out of the internship program. Below is a chart that outlines the application deadlines and timelines for each term.

Deadlines/Timelines

 Winter/Spring TermSummer TermFall Term
Application Deadline1st Friday of November4th Friday of February1st Friday of June
Notification of decisionBefore Thanksgivingmid-Marchmid-July
Intern starts byEarly JanuaryLate May/Early JuneEarly September
Intern ends bymid-to-late Maymid-to-late Augustmid-December

Application Materials

Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating dates of availability, resume, and the names and phone numbers of two references, plus a current writing sample to interns@allhealth.org. The subject line should read (Internship Term, Year-Health Policy Internship) (i.e. Summer 2015-Health Policy Internship). Applications that do not have all the required documents will not be considered.

 

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