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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 Communications department. Families USA’s communicators are strategic experts in an array of functions and disciplines, who use communications to elevate Families USA as the voice of health care consumers across our functions, channels, mediums, and target audiences to raise visibility, influence policies, and to uphold the integrity of the Families USA brand. We are respected as trusted messengers who stay grounded in the consumer experience by working with a consumer-first approach to communications; we hold ourselves and others accountable to high standards of leadership, quality, excellence, and integrity; we uphold the consumer voice foremost with pride and honor; and we relentlessly pursue authentic, two-way engagement with intention and deliberation.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting in the cultivation of consumer storytellers who share their lived experiences regarding about America’s health care system, and then writing narratives about those consumer experiences.
  • Conducting research, collecting information related to target audiences such as Capitol Hill contacts, reporters, or consumer storytellers.
  • Preparing draft publications, presentations, and talking points.
  • Online advocacy, including helping to develop digital advocacy materials and graphics, and promoting Families USA’s original content on social media platforms.
  • Database administration (Salesforce, Cision, Meltwater) and organizing media or storytelling contacts.
  • Providing support generally for the Senior Director of Communications and the Communications team.
  • Updating FUSA’s social media platforms, assisting with event planning, media relations, branding activities, and execution on integrated communications strategies.


  • Passion for and deep commitment to health, health care and social justice
  • We greatly value students with journalism, communications, marketing, business, political science, and health care-related majors
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Skilled at organizing and exceptional 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 are a plus
  • Collaborative, team-first attitude

Interns are paid $14.00 per hour and work hours that support their academic schedules. Individuals must commit to working through January 31, 2020. Extending the commitment through May 2020 may also be an option based on performance.

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 Communications Internship, please upload a cover letter, a current resume (listing applicable work and educational experiences), and 2-3 writing samples, via the button below. No phone calls, please.


Families USA is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified veterans and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply