APHA's Government Relations department, in coordination with its members and affiliated state and regional public health associations, works with key decisionmakers to address today’s emerging and ongoing public health concerns. The department provides resources and support for members and Affiliates to be effective public health advocates.
The Government Relations internship position offers students an excellent opportunity to learn about the intersection of advocacy, the legislative and public policy process and public health practice. The intern will provide government relations staff with assistance in grassroots advocacy efforts, including the development of fact sheets, action alerts and other advocacy materials to advance APHA advocacy priority areas. The intern will be responsible for representing APHA at congressional events and contributing to policy research and analysis of legislation, regulations and, potentially, court cases. Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to attend coalition meetings, meet with APHA staff to learn more about public health, and work with the state and regional public health associations on grassroots activities.
The intern will participate in Get Ready campaign public events.
APHA’s Government Relations Department offers one internship per semester to a qualified student. Candidates should be working toward a bachelors, graduate or postgraduate degree. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communications skills and a strong interest in advocacy, government relations and public health issues. To assure that the intern maximizes her or his experience, we require that students work a minimum of 20 hours a week.
For additional information, please contact Government Relations Manager Jordan Wolfe.