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 NCCI Intern to start as soon as possible. The National Center for Coverage Innovation (NCCI) is a Families USA initiative dedicated to helping state and federal policymakers and consumer leaders develop and implement innovative approaches to expand and improve health care coverage. NCCI advocates incremental reforms that tangibly benefit people’s lives in the near term while it collaborates with diverse state and national partners to build longer-term consensus around bolder transformation. NCCI combines cutting-edge thought leadership, analysis, and technical assistance with the full spectrum of proven advocacy tools that have helped Families USA build a 37-year track record of success improving the health and health care of our nation’s families at the federal, state, and community levels.

Led by Families USA Senior Fellow Stan Dorn, a nationally respected health policy thinker, NCCI deploys issue-specific teams that integrate experts in communications, messaging, partnership engagement, campaign strategy, policy, and federal relations to work with state and federal policymakers on targeted innovations to expand and improve coverage. NCCI is an ongoing project within Families USA that leverages the organization’s demonstrated capacity to achieve results at multiple levels of government. 

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Conducting research, collecting data related to health insurance coverage, and preparing draft publications, presentations, and talking points
  • 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 
  • Assist in preparation of proposals to foundations and other funders 
  • Participation in meetings with other national and state organizations focused on coverage issues
  • Aid in developing and implementing comprehensive advocacy plans to achieve NCCI policy goals
  • Providing support generally for the NCCI Director 

Requirements: 

  • Passion for health coverage 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 statistics a strong plus 
  • Fluency in a second relevant language a plus 
  • College degree highly preferred 

This is a 6-12-month internship. Interns 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 NCCI 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 at least three references (two of the references must be non-academic) using the button below. Qualified veterans and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please.

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