Interns will work closely with Foundation and Coalition Leadership and Staff to support the Social Isolation and Loneliness body of work in various capacities. Interns must enjoy working in a small but growing office that is results focused. The ideal candidate exercises good judgment in a variety of situations, delivers quality work under deadlines, and balances their everyday responsibilities with covering breaking news. Additionally, they are effective written and verbal communicators and possess strong administrative and organizational skills. Working knowledge of the healthcare industry and policy is preferred. Interns will report to the Executive Director, Jillian Racoosin.
Flexible depending on the applicant’s student enrollment status, with a commitment of 20-30 hours per week. Applicants can work remotely and/or in our DC office.
Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to the following:
Populating content calendars and writing social media copy for our networks
Compiling weekly research reports, monthly newsletters, and other material disseminated through our email network
Building out organization collateral (i.e., information documents, slide decks, graphics, fact sheets, one-pagers)
Supporting the drafting of memoranda, policy briefs, blog articles, and op-eds relating to Social Isolation and Loneliness
Performing information gathering, policy research, and data entry (e.g., statistics, press contacts, media opportunities)
Ensuring notable statements, reports, and other organizational accomplishments are published on our website
Attending relevant meetings and events and subsequently briefing the team
Assisting staff with planning, coordination, and execution of Foundation and Coalition programs and initiatives
Assisting ongoing advocacy efforts and Coalition building
Interns would be expected to contribute substantially to our communications strategy across our Social Isolation and Loneliness body of work.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.
Social media copywriting and management experience
Experience with writing public-facing documents or other evidence of strong writing abilities
Academic background in public policy, public health, social work, or similar social sciences
Interest in working on health policy and strategy projects, especially those focused on vulnerable populations
Graphic design experience
Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple ongoing projects
Comfortable speaking in public
Interns should expect competitive compensation commensurate with experience and level of coursework. Actively enrolled graduate students can expect school credit, if relevant, in addition to or in lieu of financial compensation.
Further, the small size of our office provides many opportunities to work directly with high-level staff, develop relationships, and network in D.C. with important stakeholders in health policy, technology, providers, and payors. Our office is committed to helping our fellows develop their interests and further their careers.
How to Apply:
Resume and cover letter
Sample Tweet on a topic of your choosing (e.g., an announcement, current event, article, etc.)
Writing sample, no more than 5 pages
Application submission instructions
Submit application materials to Shannon Vyvijal (email@example.com)
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