The Asian & Paciﬁc Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs). Founded in 1986, APIAHF works with policy makers to ensure that AA and NHPI needs and assets are included in the national dialogue on health. With offices in San Francisco and Washington, DC, APIAHF has worked to ensure that health policies are inclusive of AA and NHPI communities.
Position: Health Policy Intern- Undergraduate or Graduate Level
Stipend: Unpaid school credit available; transportation subsidy available
Hours: Full-time or Part-time (at least 20 hours per week) for 10 weeks
Location: Washington, DC office
The Health Policy Intern will work with other APIAHF Policy Division staff to conduct research and write and/or update health policy briefs, assist with policy analysis and evaluation of federal health programs, draft materials for advocacy activities, and other duties as assigned by the Policy Team. Depending upon the skills and interests of the Health Policy Intern, the position will include substantive legal or public policy analysis and writing.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct research and provide written analysis on current topics in health policy as it relates to AAs and NHPIs. Topics may include:
- Implementing the Affordable Care Act
- Increasing access to immigrant health care
- Improving the availability of culturally and linguistically appropriate care
- Addressing AA and NHPI health disparities
- Assist with analysis and development of comments on proposed legislation, regulations or guidance issued by Congress, federal or state agencies or private accrediting organizations.
- Represent APIAHF at coalition meetings, meetings with policymakers and Congressional briefings.
- Assist with other tasks related to the Policy Division’s work in conducting outreach and working with relevant Congressional, Administrative or community policymakers.
- Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students in law, public health, public policy or related field;
- Strong research, analysis and writing skills;
- Demonstrated knowledge of AA and NHPI health issues;
- Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills;
- Demonstrated experience in interacting professionally with diverse individuals and organizations;
- Strong motivation and adaptability, including ability to work under pressure and with little supervision;
- Demonstrated ability to work as a team member;
- Demonstrated proficiency with word processing and database applications;
- Demonstrated experience with electronic communications, including internet applications.
- Familiarity with health policy databases and other relevant journals;
- Demonstrated interest or experience working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample by Monday, March 31, 2014 to email@example.com