Children's Hospital Boston Government Relations Intern (part time, 2017 -2018 school year) in Boston, Massachusetts

Title Government Relations Intern (part time, 2017 -2018 school year)

Department Child Advocacy-Government Relations

Job Posting Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Boston Children’s Hospital Government Relations department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

The Government Relations Intern will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Government Relations team in developing, editing and proofreading material related to public policy matters.

  • Performing research and data analysis on the topics of Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the patient population at Boston Children’s.

  • Supporting the team to plan and execute tours and events designed to educate government officials and community leaders about the Hospital.

  • Accompanying Government Relations team members to relevant coalition meetings/calls and community events; taking notes and assisting with follow up tasks.

  • Assisting the team in working on Children’s Advocacy Network (CAN) activities, including developing the federal agenda section of the website, drafting descriptions of priority issues and bills, sample advocacy letters, etc.

  • Assisting the team in preparing slides and facilitating briefing and training of BCH staff, volunteers, parents, etc. in advocacy efforts.

  • Providing administrative support to Government Relations team members, such as scheduling appointments and meetings, booking rooms at the Hospital for events, collecting and recording information in Hospital and departmental databases.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program.

  • A minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills.

  • An interest in the legislative process and a commitment to advocating for child health.

  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Ability to work independently and with teams.

Opportunities are best suited for students whose career interests include:

  • Political Science

  • Communications

  • Health Science

  • Public Policy

  • Journalism

  • English

The Office of Government Relations works with policy decision-makers at the local, state, and national levels to uphold the hospital’s mission of providing exceptional clinical care, research, and training for pediatric providers. We work with our partners within the legislature and throughout the community to develop and advocate for policy solutions to keep young people safe and healthy.

The schedule is flexible based on class schedule – ideally two days per week Monday through Thursday.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Status Temporary

Shift Day

Standard Hours per Week 16

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