Spring/Summer 2013 Health Policy Student Internships
National Women's Law Center - Washington, DC

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The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) is seeking a health policy intern for the spring and summer of 2013. Ideal candidates are public policy, public health, or related degree graduate students. The Center conducts internship programs for each academic semester, including summer.

Internship positions are typically unpaid; however, students may earn credit hours from their respective schools or seek fellowships to fund their work with the Center. Students who are available to volunteer 12 to 15 hours or more per week during the academic year, or full-time during the summer, are eligible to apply.

The Organization For four decades, the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) has led the way in expanding possibilities for women and families in the United States. NWLC uses the law in all its forms to protect and advance the progress of women and families at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives. NWLC takes on the issues that cut to the core of women’s lives in education, employment, family economic security, and health and reproductive rights, with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families.

Duties and Responsibilities As part of the Center’s work on women and health care, the health policy intern will support the team in working on issues of importance to women in health care reform implementation, with a focus on low-income women. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to research projects that draw from a variety of sources, analyzing policy proposals, editing written materials, drafting reports and other written materials, coordinating with national and state-based coalitions on legislative and regulatory matters, and assisting with administrative duties as needed.

The NWLC office is an extremely friendly environment with many opportunities to learn and make professional connections. NWLC offers brown-bag lunches on a variety of timely topics and encourages interns to make the most of their time with the organization.

Qualifications Master’s degree candidates in public policy, public health, or related degrees. Must have excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills; attention to detail; and a commitment to women's issues.