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Children's Hospital Boston Government Relations Graduate Intern in Boston, Massachusetts

58148BRTitle:Government Relations Graduate InternDepartment:Child Advocacy-Government RelationsAutoReqId:58148BRStatus:Part-TimeStandard Hours per Week:24 Job Category:AdministrationJob Posting Description:

At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

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 Government Relations (Graduate) Intern will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Government Relations team to advance hospital legislative priorities, through direct lobbying of legislators, grassroots organizing and leading high impact projects to advance bills related to pediatric healthcare access, social determinants of health and health related social needs, racial equality, social justice and behavioral health.

  • Coordinating advocacy events at the hospital and State House including annual lobby days and full day advocacy boot camp sessions.

  • Facilitating child health advocacy trainings with support from the State Government Relations Manager, to empower patients, families, and staff to share their stories, advance hospital advocacy priorities to improve child health.

  • Developing policy briefings, fact sheets, talking points, and written testimony tailored for stakeholders such as state elected officials, legislative staff and hospital leadership (CEO & VP of Government Relations)

  • Producing Children's Advocacy Network grassroots newsletter and ad hoc communications reaching 3000+ individuals by coordinating with dpt. staff to establish topics, write content, manage CRM platform, and design layout.

  • Collaborating with staff and interest groups, including RNs, social workers and medical residents across the hospital to support advocacy efforts.

  • Accompanying Government Relations team to relevant legislative, community and coalition events.

  • Creating visually appealing infographics for digital media advocacy.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Current enrollment in an graduate program

  • Demonstrated interest in and passion for child health policy and equity, and demonstrated commitment through practice/advocacy to equity, inclusion, social justice and community engagement.

  • Previous work experience, ideally in advocacy, customer focused approaches, and time management.

  • Interpersonal, verbal/written communication and project management skills (multi-tasking)

  • Ability to work well in team/independently with a commitment towards learning, flexibility, and creative ideas.

This is a paid position with a flexible schedule. A minimum of 24 hours is mandatory. Consecutive days preferred (M-Th)

This Internship is for the 2021-2022 academic year.


This opportunity is best suited for students whose career interests are listed below but we encourage those from other disciplines to apply as well. include:

  • Public Health

  • Political Science

  • Communications

  • Public Policy

  • Macro Social Work Practice

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

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.

Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Temporary