Health Care Reform & Single Payer Advocacy Internship

Academic Credits

Yes

Hours per week

16

Published

10/23/2018

Application Deadline

11/23/2018

Start Date

01/28/2019

End Date

05/31/2019

Address

9A Hamilton Place
Boston
MA
02108
United States

Description

As the national grassroots organization fighting for single-payer healthcare, Healthcare-NOW (HCN), leads a national network of community, healthcare, and labor organizations fighting for an improved Medicare for All system. We do this by coordinating a range of research, public education, organizing, and lobbying activities.


As a Healthcare-NOW (HCN) intern, you will work with HCN's staff on a range of programs:

  • Single Payer School: Healthcare-NOW's free online education platform, used for leadership development and public trainings. Interns will help develop content and lead online trainings for activists and allied organizations;
  • Coordinated National Grassroots Lobbying: Healthcare-NOW works with a network of organizations across the country to target particular Representatives and Senators, and through grassroots organizing tactics (coalition-building, door knocking, phone banking, rallies, etc), mobilize those affected by the healthcare system to demand that their legislator support improved Medicare for All.
  • Single Payer Study Wars: Healthcare-NOW is in the midst of a research project analyzing the 40+ single-payer studies that have been conducted by economists and actuarial firms in the past several decades, to establish best practices and identify common errors, omissions, and areas of controversy. Phase one of coding the studies is wrapping up, the next phase will involve analyzing methodologies and data sources across studies and publishing our findings online.
  • And more!


Interns should be committed to health care justice and have experience in one or both of the following skill areas: research and writing, or activism and organizing. We are currently only accepting applicants able to work from our office in downtown Boston, MA.


Interns will receive a series of trainings on health policy, health care politics, and organizing, as well as ongoing mentorship and support. However, applicants should be very confident in their ability to self-organize and independently carry out tasks. HCN is committed to racial justice in the work it does and in the work setting provided for employees and interns.


Interns are expected to commit to at least 16 hours (2 days) per week, up to 32 hours (4 days) per week. School credit can be arranged for school-based internship programs. Start and end dates are flexible depending on schools' academic calendars. Applications are processed on a rolling basis, so early application is encouraged, as positions may be filled prior to the posted application deadline.

How To Apply

ben@healthcare-now.org
https://www.healthcare-now.org

Contact Benjamin Day, Executive Director, at ben@healthcare-now.org, with a brief explanation of your interest in the internship program and preferably with a resume or CV attached.


Start and end dates are flexible depending on schools' academic calendars (listed start and end dates are just a range). Applications are processed on a rolling basis, so early application is encouraged, as positions may be filled prior to the posted application deadline.


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