Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers, is looking for an Events and Operations Intern to assist in the planning of Families USA’s 23rd annual Health Action Conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC from January 25-27, 2018. This conference attracts more than 500 health policy and advocacy professionals from across the country. The Events and Operations Intern would additionally support the coordination of two Families USA board meetings and work with the Operations Team to help progress the daily functions of the organization. 

This position provides an ideal opportunity to gain professional skills and experience in conference planning, meeting coordination, project management, and operations work. 

The Events and Operations Intern will be a member of the Operations Team and work on

  • Creating and accomplishing personal professional development goals and networking opportunities with support from the Families USA staff and leadership
  • Leading, planning and evaluating the conference planning process
  • Documenting meeting plans through project management software and assuring planning remains on schedule
  • Preparing promotional materials and planning conference marketing and communications strategies
  • Facilitating and documenting staff meetings and decisions
  • Helping with day-of events the week of the conference to ensure the event runs smoothly
  • Assisting the Board Liaison with the coordinating and preparation of the two board meetings
  • Working with the Operations Team to identify priority projects and to provide general organizational support
  • Other jobs as assigned

Interns at Families USA are considered part of the Families USA’s staff and attend internal team meetings to discuss advocacy strategy and new initiatives to ensure health care access and affordability for all. Families USA values professional development and ensures each intern is provided with opportunities for growth in their desired fields of interest. 


  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be reliable and detail-oriented
  • Previous meeting or event planning experience is a plus.
  • A passion for progressive health care policy and an interest in grassroots and/or national advocacy and organizing is also a plus. 

This position is non-exempt and pays $11.50 per hour. Interns normally work 30-40 hours per week. The week before and the week of the Health Action Conference, the candidate will likely work more than 40 hours per week.  

To apply, submit a cover letter and résumé online via the link below. Families USA is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.  

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