Location: Washington, D.C.
Rate: $16.50 per hour
The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) represents a unique nonprofit partnership model in health care, bringing together plans and providers on behalf of the patients and communities they serve. ACHP advocates for practical solutions that make health care better, with high-value coverage and care for all.
ACHP is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity within our organization and the promotion of these values across the healthcare industry. We encourage different perspectives, identities, and backgrounds, regardless of job function in order to create a more resilient organization that supports a strong, equitable healthcare industry. We foster this by encouraging openness and transparency about diversity issues and progress and we are invested in strategies that seek to equalize opportunities within ACHP.
ACHP offers challenging and exciting opportunities for those who want to take their expertise out of the classroom and into the world. Interns will be involved in the daily workings of the communications and policy departments and have the chance to work autonomously on projects. Some things you might be doing:
Interns will also have the opportunity to attend and report on policy events, briefings, and hearings on the Hill and throughout Washington, D.C.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ACHP offers challenging and exciting opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates wishing to gain practical experience in health care policy, research, advocacy, data analytics, market competitiveness and governance. Interns will be involved in the day-to-day operations of ACHP including:
- Conducting legislative and regulatory research and analysis on key issues related to Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
- Attending congressional hearings and external health policy events and summarizing learnings.
- Writing issue briefs and organizing Hill briefings
- Conducting qualitative and quantitative research on key issues related to community-based health plans such as patient-centered care, health quality outcomes and affordability.
- Performing data analysis to support lobbying and research activities.
- Synthesizing reports and data and working with various databases.
- Working with team members to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate data and information to identify data trends.
- Preparing spreadsheets, reports, and presentations to present findings.
- Supporting content for in-person ACHP Clinical Leadership Meeting and developing webinars about the latest medical interventions
- Other duties as assigned.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum of two (2) years of undergraduate study in a field related to public health, public policy, government, computer science or economics.
- Proficiency with tools such as Powerpoint, Excel and social media; knowledge of Access, SAS and Tableau a plus.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent administrative and team work skills.
- The ability to manage and organize detailed assignments.
- A strong desire to learn, a can-do attitude and attention to detail.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
- Work is in an office environment
- Interns are required to be in the office 3 days per week
Please submit a CV and cover letter via e-mail to ACHP Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Policy Intern, along with your first initial and last name in the subject line of your e-mail message.
ACHP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, and a woman’s right to breastfeed), disability (physical or mental), age (18 and older), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital status, veteran or military status, tobacco use, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.