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 May or June of 2018. The Health Equity Team at Families USA works to address inequities in health care access and quality for people of color and other disadvantaged communities. Working with national and state partners, we focus on developing and advocating for policy solutions 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, racial and ethnic health inequities, and how an advocacy organization works to improve people’s lives.

Responsibilities may include

  • Conducting research, collecting data related to communities of color, and preparing draft publications, presentations, and talking points.
  • Building relationships with and convening health equity leaders from across the country
  • Online advocacy, including helping to develop digital advocacy materials and graphics, managing social media accounts, and promoting Families USA’s original content.
  • Tracking and supporting work with state-based advocates
  • Database administration and organizing 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
  • Skilled at organizing and attention to details.
  • Ability to prioritize and remain flexible
  • Professionalism and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work individually, as well as part of a team
  • Knowledge of database administration and content management systems a plus
  • Fluency in a second relevant language a plus
  • College degree highly preferred

Internships are paid and normally work 40 hours per week.

Interns at Families USA are considered and treated as integral members of the staff who have substantive roles to play in achieving the best health and health care for everyone in the country. Families USA considers its internship program an important opportunity to develop the next generation of health justice leaders. Internships are structured to facilitate professional development, with interns working with their supervisor and a mentor on developing and achieving goals, including taking advantage of the learning opportunities in our nation’s capital.

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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