Healthcare/Disability Policy and Advocacy Intern, USA, 2013

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Healthcare/Disability policy and advocacy internship program for international students who are holding a bachelor degree in area related to foreign and domestic policy issue in Washington, DC, USA, 2013


Program Name: Healthcare/Disability Policy and Advocacy Intern, USA, 2013


About employer: Institute for Policy Studies is Washington’s oldest and largest multi-issue think tank promoting progressive thought. It’s internship program focuses on developing and nurturing future public scholars through comprehensive skills training classes and challenging research, writing, and advocacy in a wide range of foreign and domestic policy issues.IPS is an equal opportunity, encourages applications from people of color, women, and other groups.


Degree program: The program is for bachelor degree.


Subject(s): The subject area is related to foreign and domestic policy issues.


Eligibility criteria: 

  1. There is no official start dates for terms; start dates are determined based on individual needs of interns and the program.
  2. Indicate on your internship application your intended start date and term.
  3. Internships can last anywhere from 2.5 weeks to 1 year.


Open for following countries: The program is open for international students.


Program detail: Intern will work on the caring across generations campaign and will focus on healthcare policy (Medicare, Medicaid) and healthcare reform, as well as disability rights, senior rights, and homecare worker rights as we work to transform the direct care industry in America. The work will primarily involve research, writing, and attending policy/advocacy meetings and events, with some administrative work (database entry, meeting minutes, filing, etc.).


Duration: The average internship lasts for 3 months and can be extended to 1 year.


Apply for program: Applications should be made via email.


Last date of application: Applicants must apply at least 1 week before the start of a term (Spring Term – March 1, 2013).


Further information and application