[PAID] Government Affairs Internship - Health Policy

Job Description

Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) is a DC-based advocacy coalition led by Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz. BMA is the leading voice on Medicare Advantage (MA). BMA comprises health insurance plans, health care providers, patient advocates, community-based organizations, and beneficiaries dedicated to supporting and improving MA. BMA advocates for MA by informing Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and other policymakers about the value of MA through evidence-based research and by providing feedback, concerns and recommendations from our alliance members. In addition, BMA analyzes important policy issues and works with our ally organizations and beneficiaries who share the goal of providing the improved care, affordability, and simplicity for Medicare beneficiaries offered under MA.

At BMA, you will be a key member of a small and mighty team. Applicants should have a passion for advocacy, politics, and health care policy. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to work on legislative strategy and engagement with BMA’s Ally organizations. Interns may support work that spans policy, research, and communications, with a focus on government affairs and Ally engagement. A stipend will be provided.

Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to careers@bettermedicarealliance.org with “Government Affairs Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Duration of the internship is for 3 months, approximately 25-27 hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare background materials, memoranda, and talking points for upcoming meetings with Members of Congress and their staff, with an opportunity to attend these meetings as appropriate
  • Conduct political research to inform legislative strategy and stakeholder engagement
  • Track bills, attend hearings, briefings, and receptions and provide written summaries to BMA staff, highlighting key learnings
  • Assist in drafting advocacy documents used with Ally organizations and Hill offices, including fact sheets, advocacy alerts, and coalition letters
  • Support in the development of BMA newsletters, reports, coalition letters, and presentations
  • Support in responding to information requests from Congress and Ally organizations
  • Help track and manage the internal system for BMA’s engagement with Congress and other organizations
  • Assist the team with day-to-day logistics, including administrative responsibilities related to our work with Congress, Ally organizations, and other stakeholders
  • Conduct administrative tasks as needed

Qualifications

  • Strong writer and critical thinking
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Undergraduate or graduate student with interest in legislative strategy, advocacy and health care
  • Prior internship experience on the Hill or at a health-related organization is a plus, but not required
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage several tasks at once
  • Willingness to work both independently and in a team setting in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook