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Intern, Health Policy (DC #1920-40)

City: Washington

State: District of Columbia

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for an Intern, Health Policy to join our incredible team in our Washington, DC, office. Working alongside members of the Advocacy and 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, the intern will assist the American Lung Association’s advocacy and public policy team in Washington DC with multiple projects related to lung health policy issues impacting patients with and at risk for lung disease. The intern will help the team to meet grant deliverables related to asthma care coverage in state Medicaid programs and tobacco cessation coverage policy and contribute to other policy research projects as appropriate.


  • Assist in the tracking of insurance coverage information through review of regulatory and health plan documentation, including formularies, member handbooks, provider manuals and other relevant documents
  • Assist in the development of toolkits and materials about asthma, tobacco cessation, Medicaid coverage and other lung health topics, including factsheets, sample letters, PowerPoint presentations and other materials.
  • Assist in conducting background research on state laws, policies and regulations concerning lung health, tobacco control, Medicaid coverage and other related topics
  • Performing other duties as assigned, including database entry and other administrative tasks.


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

Base Pay: $15.00/hour


  • 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, 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 interns and volunteers must abstain from tobacco use in any form


Please e-mail you cover letter and resume to (include EXACT title in subject of email):

Email:  [email protected]

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

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