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USofCare Building Blocks of Health Reform Policy Internship

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United States of Care


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Published 26 days ago

February 21, 2021
$2,500 monthly
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United States of Care is searching for an intern to join our Policy and External Affairs team to assist with the Building Blocks of Health Reform initiative for Summer 2021. The mission of United States of Care is to ensure that every single American has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income. As a nonpartisan nonprofit, we are building and mobilizing a movement to achieve long-lasting solutions that make health care better for everyone.

Internship Overview

Interns will support all departments within United States of Care–policy and external affairs, operations, development, and public engagement, with particular emphasis on the Building Blocks of Health Reform initiative within our policy and external affairs department. Potential projects include policy research and writing for blogs, memos, and Playbooks. While the interns are a member of the United States of Care team, they are encouraged to take advantage of local/virtual health care and networking events, and to bring their learnings back to share with the team.

Building Blocks of Health Reform Overview

The Building Blocks of Health Reform Initiative is US of Care's platform for elevating long-standing problems people experience with the health care system and identifying data-driven, evidence-based policy solutions to address these structural and systemic issues in order to build a better health care system for the long-term. Our Building Block work starts with people, listening and understanding intentionally and authentically to what is and is not working in their health care and what they would like their health care system to be. People’s voice is prioritized and carried throughout all of the Building Blocks work through continued listening and collaboration. We pair what we learn from people with what the research evidence and the experts say so we can see: what we’re missing and what more we can do to ensure we are building a more equitable health care system into the future.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support the United States of Care team in research, planning, and operations;
  • Be able to read, understand, and summarize information and research in a concise manner;
  • Stay up to date with current health care related policies.

 

Building Blocks of Health Reform Focus 

  • Contribute to relevant policy research and writing for reports, resources, blog posts, op-eds, and other external communications materials in collaboration with the Building Blocks team
  • Analyze and track health care policy related to Building Blocks work;
  • Prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion principles, including utilizing the organization’s equity lens to inform all work;
  • Collaborate with Community Engagement and Research team to support Building Blocks work;  
  • Support the members of the Building Blocks team as necessary;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Building Blocks team
  • Projects may include:
  • Supporting Building Blocks structure redesign and ongoing work development;
  • Assisting with research and product development for Building Blocks Policy Solution projects which could include: 
  • Virtual care as a solution to people’s access to care barriers
  • Implications of health care coverage being linked to employment
  • Embedding equity within a public option 
  • Affordability standard development in States 

Qualifications

  • Must have a strong commitment to ensuring every American has access to quality, affordable health care, and be open to operating in a bipartisan atmosphere exploring multiple policy solutions to achieve that mission;
  • Preferably enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, with a focus on Public Health, Public Policy, Health Care, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, or other applicable program, but all interested parties welcome to apply;
  • Flexible and enthusiastic about working in a startup environment and willing to take on a wide range of tasks necessary to support a growing team;
  • Commitment to addressing, and understanding of, health inequities across underserved communities and their implications on access to quality affordable health care; 
  • Strong writing, research and communication skills with the ability to produce high quality writing and research under time pressure when required;
  • Familiarity with health care policy issues;
  • Self-directed, takes initiative, and able to manage competing priorities;
  • Relevant work, volunteer, or internship experience;


United States of Care is searching for an intern to join our Policy and External Affairs team to assist with the Building Blocks of Health Reform initiative for Summer 2021. The mission of United States of Care is to ensure that every single…

Details at a glance

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Benefits

Commitment

This position is full time, and requires approximately 40 hours per week. Internships at United States of Care require a three month commitment, and are fully remote as a result of the current federal public health emergency, though applicants from Washington, DC, and Minneapolis, MN are particularly welcomed.

Compensation

This position provides a monthly stipend of $2,500 for 40 hours of work per week. There is also the opportunity for school credit, if permitted by your college or university.


Commitment

This position is full time, and requires approximately 40 hours per week. Internships at United States of Care require a three month commitment, and are fully remote as a…

How to Apply

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to jobs@usofcare.org. Please include “Building Blocks Summer Internship,” and your last name, in the subject line. Example: Building Blocks Summer Internship: Last Name. Applications will close on Sunday, February 21st at 11:59PM EST.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to jobs@usofcare.org. Please include “Building Blocks Summer Internship,” and your last name, in the subject…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States

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