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Spring/Summer/Fall 2014 Health Policy Volunteer Internships

The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) is seeking a health policy intern for the spring, summer, and fall of 2014. 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 are eligible to apply.

The Organization
For 40 years, the National Women's Law Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in our country. The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books; litigating ground-breaking lawsuits all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about how to make the law and public policies work for women and their families. The Center's experienced staff takes on the issues that cut to the core of women's and girls' lives in education, employment, health and reproductive rights, and family economic security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and their families.

Description
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 and Benefits
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.

Application Procedure
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, when you are available to intern, and how many hours per week you can intern. A full application includes a cover letter, resume, transcript, a 5-10 page writing sample, and contact information for three references. Electronic submissions are preferred.  Please submit your complete application to humanresources@nwlc.org and include the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.