The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Intern, Cessation 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 Advocacy and Public Policy staff to meet grant deliverables related to tobacco cessation coverage policy and contribute to other policy research projects as appropriate to gain experience in the field of public policy
- 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 tobacco cessation, exchange 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 relating to grant deliverables, including database entry and other administrative tasks.
TYPE OF INTERNSHIP
This is a paid internship position requiring a minimum time commitment of 20 hours per week (during normal business hours) for up to 16 weeks.
- Must be working towards a Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Policy, or related field
- Must have policy research experience
- Qualified candidates must be enthusiastic, reliable, and interested in developing a career in public policy
- Qualified candidates should possess strong writing skills, attention to detail, and have a keen interest in the mission of the American Lung Association
- Ability to multitask, perform in a team environment, and a demonstrated willingness to learn
- Ability to work independently
- An interest in or knowledge of health and public health policy, Medicaid, tobacco control policy or other public health policies is desirable.
- Computer Proficiency – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
- Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (supplies)
- Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all paid interns must abstain from tobacco use in any form
Please e-mail you cover letter and resume to (include EXACT title in subject of email):
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The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
Job Type: Internship
Salary: $20.00 /hour