APHA's Government Relations Department keeps APHA members updated about important and emerging legislative public health issues so they are mobilized to take action. 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 the government relations and grassroots advocacy staff with assistance in research, ongoing advocacy efforts, coalition building and the development of fact sheets, action alerts and other advocacy materials to address APHA priority areas. The intern will be responsible for reporting on the progress and producing comparative analyses of legislative proposals, representing APHA at congressional briefings and hearings, and creating advocacy materials for distribution to Congress and federal agencies. Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to accompany Government Relations staff on lobby visits to Congress, attend coalition meetings, meet with APHA staff to learn more about public health, and work with the state public health associations on grassroots activities. The intern may also participate in Get Ready campaign public events.
To apply, please complete the online application and include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, three references and an unofficial transcript.
For additional information, please contact Government Relations Deputy Director Nicole Burda.