Spring 2024 Health Policy Internship

The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is seeking a spring intern to provide support on projects related to Medicaid managed care, Medicare, and the health insurance Marketplace. This position offers an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading organization committed to increasing access to quality health services for people with lower incomes and/or significant health needs. The position requires excellent verbal, computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Successful candidates must be self-motivated and able to work independently.

About ACAP
ACAP is a national trade association representing 80 not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans, serving more than 25 million individuals, including one-third of Medicaid enrollees in Medicaid-focused health plans. Our mission is to support our member plans’ efforts to improve the health and well-being of people with low incomes and with significant health care needs.  The position is tailored toward health policy on behalf of our health plans, and to the quality and operations of our health plans.

Internship Description
The intern will be responsible for supporting the policy and quality/operations staff on a variety of tasks, which may include short-term research projects, database entry, PowerPoint creation, and document editing. Depending on the intern’s background and interests, there may be an opportunity for the intern to analyze quality and operational data on ACAP health plans. The internship may also entail communications and Web design support. The intern will learn important computer, administrative, and analytic skills as well as be exposed to a dynamic and growing health policy organization.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, have an interest in health policy, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required if offered the position. The intern will work approximately 10-12.5 hours a week at a rate of $17.00 per hour. The intern will be working in person at the ACAP office in Washington, D.C. Some remote work is allowed on a case-by-case basis, based on class schedule. The internship would begin in January and continue into April of 2024.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a brief writing sample to Hannah Lascano at hlascano@communityplans.net. Please use the subject line “2024 Spring Intern Application.”

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