Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care and improved health for all, is looking for an Events and Operations Intern to assist in the planning of Families USA’s 24th annual Health Action Conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC from January 24-26, 2019. 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 quarterly 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 and event planning, meeting coordination, project management, and operations work.

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

Health Action Conference Responsibilities:

  • Creating and accomplishing personal professional development goals and networking opportunities with support from the Families USA staff and leadership

  • Preparing conference marketing and communications strategies and drafting promotional materials for social media and listservs

  • Managing the creation of and input on content for the Health Action Conference mobile app (prior experience is a plus but not required)

  • Assisting with day-of events the week of the conference to ensure the event runs smoothly

Other Events and Operations Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating Families USA’s conference rental space and contracted meetings

  • Managing logistics for small-medium scale meetings at Families USA office

  • Facilitating and documenting Finance and Operations Team staff meetings and decisions

  • Supporting the Board Liaison with the coordinating and preparation of quarterly Board meetings

  • Working with the Operations Team to identify priority projects and to provide general organizational support

  • Assisting with in-house IT duties in coordination with the Business Operations Manager and IT vendor

  • 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.

Qualifications: The position requires excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and good communication skills. Candidate 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. The candidate must be available to work the week of January 21, 2019.

This position is non-exempt and pays $13.25 per hour. Interns normally work 30-40 hours per week. The week before and the week of the Health Action Conference, the candidate will work more than 40 hours per week, earning overtime pay.  

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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