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 an Intern for our Center on Health Equity Action for System Transformation to start immediately. The Health Equity Center team works to address inequities in health care access and quality for people of color and other disadvantaged communities, with a particular focus on transforming health care delivery and payment policy to accelerate the reduction of persistent health and health care inequities. Working with national and state partners, we focus on developing and advocating for policy solutions that close the health equity gap. The Health Equity Center 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, and to develop important research, writing, organizational, and leadership skills through active mentorship. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting research, collecting data related to communities of color, and preparing draft publications, presentations, and talking points
  • Helping to plan the first National Health Equity Academy in System Transformation and the 2020 Health Action Conference
  • Building relationships with and convening health equity leaders from across the country
  • Online advocacy, including helping to develop digital advocacy materials and graphics, and promoting Families USA’s original content
  • Tracking and supporting work with state-based and national advocates
  • Database administration and organizing health equity contacts
  • Providing support generally for the Director of the Center on Health Equity Action for System Transformation and the health equity team


  • Passion for and deep commitment to health equity advocacy and social justice
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Skilled at organizing and attention to details
  • Ability to prioritize work under tight deadlines while remaining flexible
  • Professionalism and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work individually, as well as part of a team
  • Knowledge of database administration, content management systems, and project management software a plus
  • Fluency in a second relevant language a plus
  • College degree strongly preferred

Interns are paid $14.00 per hour, normally work 40 hours per week, and must commit to working through December 2019.

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) via the button below. Families USA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified veterans and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please.

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