As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Policy and Advocacy Internship/Practicum Description
Nemours, a leading internationally-recognized children’s health system, is seeking a part-time intern for the Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy, located at 1201 15th St, NW, Washington, DC. Nemours’ mission goes beyond the clinical care we provide in our two children’s hospitals, primary and specialty care practices and clinics. We provide an integrated spectrum of research, advocacy, education and preventive services in the communities we serve.
The internship/practicum will support our national policy and advocacy agenda, which is focused primarily on population health, health system transformation, telehealth, pediatric research, early care and education, and federal appropriations. While the intern will work mainly on the policy and advocacy team, there are opportunities to work with other teams within the office on different projects – should this be of interest.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Conducting legislative and policy research;
Attending webinars and conference calls and preparing summaries;
Drafting brief policy documents, including background documents, issue briefs, letters to Congress, regulatory comments or other materials for meetings on Capitol Hill and with the Administration;
Attending briefings, hearings, markups, forums and meetings on Capitol Hill and around the Washington, DC area both independently and with Nemours staff;
Assisting in the preparation for special events, such as congressional briefings, convenings and events with Members of Congress;
Drafting communications regarding policy and advocacy activities for internal and external audiences; and
Performing other duties, as needed.
We are seeking a candidate with a Master’s degree or that is enrolled in a Master’s program/practicum student. The candidate must possess the following skills:
Interest in child health policy and advocacy;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Strong research and analytical skills;
Ability to manage multiple assignments/projects;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; and
Familiarity with the federal legislative and regulatory process preferred.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.