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Job Title: Internship – HHS State-Federal Program
Washington, DC United States
Government and Policy
Internship – HHS State-Federal Program
POSITION: Internship – HHS State-Federal Program
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.
SEMESTER: Summer 2019
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Our mission is to serve state legislatures and other intergovernmental groups by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C.
Internship is for academic credit only, and credit is the responsibility of student and their advisor within the student’s institution guidelines. Intern is expected to work 10 to 30 hours per week, with flexible and variable hour schedule available.
NCSL’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Team is looking for an intern that is studying and has an interest in health and human services policies and programming. Professional work and educational studies related to: Medicare and Medicaid, public health, health insurance, opioid and substance misuse disorder and treatment, child welfare and foster care, early childhood, and related health and human services is highly encouraged. Intern must demonstrate willingness to learn about the federal and state legislative aspects of HHS and related policies and programs.
SPECIFIC PROJECTS / TASKS:
Assist state-federal team with policy and program research on designated HHS issues, attend congressional committee and relevant outside organizational briefings on HHS topics and report back to, assist state-federal team with compiling items for bi-weekly HHS State-Federal Newsletter, identify one to two areas of interest in HHS policies and write at least one policy blog and or brief on a health and human services topic, assist NCSL staff with meeting logistics for NCSL Legislative Summit and other NCSL invitational meetings as needed.
Gain a better understanding of how state legislators and the federal government work, understand where state and federal partners intersect on health and human services policies and programs, gain deeper knowledge of how NCSL works and the services they provide to legislatures, basic understanding of how federal government funds state run health and human services programs, make contact with congressional and federal agency partners involved in health and human services policies, and able to speak professionally on health and human services policies and the state-federal intersection with those policies.
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualified candidates should be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or graduate program or in a short waiting period between undergrad and graduate programs / law school and bar admittance. Candidates should possess strong computer and research experience and demonstrate skill and competence in writing clearly, communicating effectively and organizing complex assignments.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume highlighting skills and qualifications to: https://ncsl.applicantpro.com/jobs no later than Friday, February 28, 2019.
NCSL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Our mission is to serve state legislatures by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C. Our growth has been due to the increasing activity and responsibility of the nation's state legislatures and the complexity and diversity of issues that legislators face. Employees work in a challenging, often fast-paced environment where they assist legislators and legislative staff in their work to promote the common good of the citizens of the states.
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