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Health Policy Intern (D.C. #1819-11)

City: Washington, D.C.

State: District of Columbia

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Health Policy Intern to join our incredible team in our Washington, D.C. office.  Working alongside members of the Advocacy & Public Policy Team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission:  to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education, and advocacy.
In this role, you will assist the American Lung Association in the fight against tobacco, lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, air pollution and for lung health issues that afflict millions of people.  We have a proud history of success in legislation, legal action, regulation and policy change that places us in the forefront of the most important public health and healthcare access issues facing our nation.  Work with us to help those who suffer from lung disease today, and to stop the spread of lung disease tomorrow.

  • Assist in the tracking of insurance coverage information through review of regulatory and health plan documentation
  • Assist in the development of toolkits and materials about asthma, tobacco cessation, Medicaid coverage and other lung health topics for advocates, including factsheets, sample letters, PowerPoint presentations and social media
  • Assist in conducting background research on state laws, policies and regulations concerning lung health, tobacco control, Medicaid coverage and other related topics
  • Assist in the creation of educational tools about asthma, tobacco cessation, Medicaid coverage and other lung health topics for stakeholders; including factsheets, sample letters, and PowerPoint presentations
  • Performing other duties as assigned, including some administrative tasks


This is a paid internship position requiring a minimum time commitment of 19 hours per week (during normal business hours)

Base Pay:


  • Graduate Students with policy research experience preferred.
  • Qualified candidates should possess skills in legislative, policy and document research, creative problem-solving skills, a careful attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Candidates must possess strong overall computer skills, particularly in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  •  An interest in or knowledge of health and public health policy, the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, tobacco control policy, asthma or other public health policies is desirable. 
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all unpaid interns and volunteers must abstain from tobacco use in any form


Please email a one-page writing sample, resume and cover letter (include EXACT title in subject of email):
Human Resources
Email:   [email protected]

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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