Families USA, a leading national voice for health care consumers, is dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all. We advance our mission through public policy analysis, advocacy, and collaboration with partners to promote a patient- and community-centered health system. 

We are currently looking for a Health Equity Intern to start in late spring or early summer. The Health Equity Department at Families USA works to address disparities in health care access and quality for people of color. Working with national and state partners, we focus on developing and advocating for policy solution that close the health equity gap. The health equity intern plays a key role in supporting this work. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about health policy and inequities and how an advocacy organization does its work.

Responsibilities may include

  • Policy analysis, which may include conducting research, collecting data related to communities of color, and preparing draft publications
  • Online advocacy, including helping to develop digital advocacy materials and graphics
  • Tracking and supporting our work with state-based advocates
  • Database administration of health equity contacts
  • Providing support generally for the Director of Health Equity


  • Passion for health care equity advocacy and social justice
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Ability to work individually, as well as part of a team
  • Dependable and detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of online organizing tools and technology
  • Knowledge of database administration and content management systems is a plus
  • Fluency in a second relevant language a plus
  • College degree preferred

Internships are paid ($10.50 per hour) and normally work 40 hours per week.

Interns at Families USA are considered part of the staff and attend monthly staff meetings and regular internal team meetings to discuss Families USA's advocacy strategy and new initiatives to ensure health care access for all Americans. In addition, Families USA encourages interns to take part in the active political community of Washington, D.C. by attending policy forums at other major organizations and think tanks. Interns are also expected to participate in “brown bag” discussions of advocacy work and political issues. 

To apply for Families USA's Health Equity Internship, please upload a cover letter, a current resume (listing applicable work and educational experiences), a three-to-five page writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references (two of the references must be non-academic) using the button below.

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