Policy Internship – Spring

Academic Credits



$1000/month stipend

Hours per week

20 hours/week



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



1015 15th Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


United States of Care is searching for an intern to join our expanding team during the Spring semester. The mission 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. A new non-partisan non-profit, we are building and mobilizing a movement to achieve long-lasting solutions that make health care better for everyone. United States of Care will help make it happen by working with Americans from across the country: patients and caregivers, advocates, physicians and other clinicians, policymakers, and business, civic, and religious leaders.

Internship Overview

The intern will support all departments within United States of Care – policy, public affairs, operations, and state and federal engagement, with particular focus on policy. Potential projects include policy research and social media management. Interns will also be encouraged to take advantage of local health care and networking events, and to bring that content back to the office to share with our team.

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 for supervisor;
  • Stay up to date with current health care related policies.

Policy & State Affairs Focus

  • Write policy briefs and “one pager” research documents;
  • Analyze and track state-level health care policy.


  • 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;
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or masters program, preferably with a focus on Public Health, Public Policy, Health Care, Communications, or Economics;
  • 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;
  • Self-directed, takes initiative, and able to manage competing priorities;
  • Relevant work experience;
  • Strong communications and writing skills;
  • Microsoft Office and G Suite proficiency.


This position requires approximately 20 hours per week. Internships at United States of Care require a 3 month commitment. Extension of the internship may be possible. Applicants must be located in Washington, D.C.


This position provides a monthly stipend of $1000 for 20 hours of work per week. There is also the opportunity for school credit, if permitted by your college or university.

Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to jobs@usofcare.org. Please include “Spring Public Affairs Intern” and and your last name in the subject line.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. We prohibit discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.