Health Policy Summer Intern

Academic Credits


Hours per week

20 hours per week for June - August



Application Deadline


End Date



1700 K Street Northwest
Suite 660
District of Columbia
United States



Today more than ever, advocacy at the federal level matters. The United States Government plays a key role in nearly every aspect of public health, education and awareness of diseases, treatments, management and prevention. The government is the largest funder of scientific and medical research.


As we further our mission of saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) engages in direct advocacy to raise awareness to decrease stigma and increase education on lung cancer, the acceleration of early detection, research and federal funding to increase access to high quality of care to address both immediate and long-term needs of lung cancer patients. These priorities require a call to action for our community to be knowledgeable, engaged and empowered to advocate to Congress during our National Advocacy Summit. You can be the change as a volunteer intern during this amazing event that not only joins the community as one powerful voice, but also inspires hope through action.



The interns will handle both administrative and professional duties. Administrative duties will include answering and making telephone calls, drafting correspondence, printing, scanning and emailing documents and helping to assemble folders for legislative meetings. Other duties will include support work with planning the 2018 National Advocacy Summit, a Hill Day and a Congressional Briefing to educate Congress about the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Service Act. Interns will also be provided with opportunities to research legislative issues and draft summary updates. This internship will provide valuable experience in the field of public service and health policy. You will have the opportunity to participate and lead office visits with Members of Congress.


Interns must be reliable to assist with professional duties, possess the ability to communicate, well both verbally and in writing and must be mature and highly motivated to serve as a liaison between summit advocates and LCA. Our office is located in downtown Washington DC, a short distance from the White House.



  • College student with strong interest in nonprofit work, healthcare policy or patient advocacy.
  • Strong research and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain a system of tracking, monitoring and prioritizing tasks and projects.
  • Experience in event planning such as meetings, briefings and annual conferences.
  • Detailed-oriented individual able to work both independently and in teams.

How To Apply

Please send your resume along with a cover letter, noting Health Policy Summer Intern in the subject line to