Health Policy Intern
The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a leadership organization that brings together innovative community-based, non-profit health plans and provider organizations that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care to their communities. ACHP member organizations provide coverage and care for more than 21 million Americans across 34 states and the District of Columbia. Our members collaborate to identify problems, share information and work toward solutions to health care’s biggest challenges. Their work is the foundation for ACHP’s advocacy on behalf of better health care nationally.
ACHP is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity within our organization and the promotion of these values across the health sector. We encourage different perspectives, identities and backgrounds, regardless of job function in order to create a more resilient organization that supports a strong, equitable health industry. We foster this by encouraging openness and transparency about diversity issues and we are invested in strategies that seek to equalize opportunities within ACHP.
ACHP is seeking policy interns for the spring semester. Interns will have the opportunity to work across ACHP’s three core areas, Advocacy, Clinical Innovations, and Market Competitiveness, delving into a variety of projects and gaining valuable knowledge and experience on key national health care issues. ACHP’s DC-based internship program allows interns to learn and contribute to health policy issues that are shaping America’s health care system. Interns with an interest and strong quantitative skills can also work on ACHP data analytics tools. ACHP provides its member health plans a suite of interactive dashboards and other tools that analyze plan performance and translates the results into strategies to improve the quality of coverage and care.
Interns will also have the opportunity to attend and report on policy events, briefings, and hearings on the Hill and throughout Washington, D.C.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ACHP offers challenging and exciting opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates wishing to gain practical experience in health care policy, research, advocacy, data analytics, market competitiveness and governance. Interns will be involved in the day-to-day operations of ACHP including:
· Conducting legislative and regulatory research and analysis on key issues related to Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
· Attending congressional hearings and external health policy events and summarizing learnings.
· Writing issue briefs and organizing Hill briefings
· Conducting qualitative and quantitative research on key issues related to community-based health plans such as patient-centered care, health quality outcomes and affordability.
· Performing data analysis to support lobbying and research activities.
· Synthesizing reports and data and working with various databases.
· Working with team members to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate data and information to identify data trends.
· Preparing spreadsheets, reports, and presentations to present findings.
· Supporting content for in-person ACHP Clinical Leadership Meeting and developing webinars about the latest medical interventions
· Other duties as assigned.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
· Minimum of two (2) years of undergraduate study in a field related to public health, public policy, government, computer science or economics.
· Proficiency with tools such as Powerpoint, Excel and social media; knowledge of Access, SAS and Tableau a plus.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Excellent administrative and team work skills.
· The ability to manage and organize detailed assignments.
· A strong desire to learn, a can-do attitude and attention to detail.
Ability to work on-site 3 days a week.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
· Work is in an office environment.
ACHP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, and a woman’s right to breastfeed), disability (physical or mental), age (18 and older), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital status, veteran or military status, tobacco use, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law