Health Policy Intern

Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF), a nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization, has an opening for a summer term graduate-level intern. Founded in 2008 with a mission to build and mobilize a unified voice, vision, and leadership to achieve a healthy future for all Georgians, GHF is the leading health advocacy and policy organization in Georgia. GHF accomplishes its mission through public education and outreach, coalition building and mobilization, and public policy advocacy.

This position will be primarily responsible for completing an annual assessment of Georgia consumer experiences in the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace during the fourth Open Enrollment Period (Nov. 1, 2016—Jan. 31, 2017). The assessment will require gathering data from state and national sources, and interviewing key informants about consumer experiences during open enrollment. The health policy intern will work to synthesize this information and collaborate with the GHF staff to determine how the data translates into state policy recommendations or informs the ACA “repeal and replace” debate. The results of this work will mirror GHF’s 2015 and 2016 Getting Georgia Covered reports. The health policy intern position may also participate in activities that further GHF’s other policy priorities. Policy issues include protecting the structure and funding for Medicaid, defending the Affordable Care Act from repeal, behavioral health access and services, addressing the social determinants of health, and more. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Gathering enrollment and health coverage data about Georgia’s Marketplace
  • Preparing an interview guide for key informants and conducting 5-10 interviews with key informants
  • Drafting the 2017 Getting Georgia Covered report
  • Working with the GHF team to identify resultant policy recommendations
  • Conduct research on emerging state health policy issues
  • Attending and participating in project team meetings

Qualifications:

  • Current graduate student pursuing degree in public health, public policy, or comparable program
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Some research experience preferred (research experience undertaken for academic courses is accepted)

This is an unpaid position but school credit or practicum hours can be earned.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Laura Colbert, Director of Outreach & Partnerships, at lcolbert@healthyfuturega.org and include “Health Policy Intern” in the subject line.


Health Advocacy Intern

Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF), a nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization, has an opening for a summer term graduate-level intern. Founded in 2008 with a mission to build and mobilize a unified voice, vision, and leadership to achieve a healthy future for all Georgians, GHF is the leading health advocacy and policy organization in Georgia. GHF accomplishes its mission through public education and outreach, coalition building and mobilization, and public policy advocacy.

This position will support the organization’s advocacy efforts in summer 2017. GHF will primarily be working with partner organizations on a state-wide campaign to protect Medicaid from restructuring or funding cuts as threatened by Congress. The health advocacy intern will support GHF’s work by helping to implement campaign strategy, supporting the work of the Cover Georgia coalition, supporting the campaign’s communications strategy (email and digital media), and more.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate campaign activities as needed
  • Provide support for the Cover Georgia (Medicaid defense) coalition
  • Create needed outreach and advocacy materials or communications
  • Monitor legislative committee and state agency board meetings as needed
  • Attend and participate in project team meetings

Qualifications:

  • Current graduate student pursuing degree in public health, public policy, or comparable program
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Interest or experience in state or federal policy or campaigns

This is an unpaid position but school credit or practicum hours can be earned.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Laura Colbert, Director of Outreach & Partnerships, at lcolbert@healthyfuturega.org and include “Health Advocacy Intern” in the subject line.