American Public Health Association (APHA)

Government Relations (Summer term: June-August 2018)

Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/16/2018 6:00 PM)
Job ID
Length of Assignment
2-3 months


APHA's Government Relations department, in coordination with its members and affiliated state and regional public health associations, works with key decision-makers 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. APHA internships are unpaid and located in Washington, DC.


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 staff with assistance in research, ongoing advocacy efforts, coalition building and the development of the monthly legislative update, fact sheets, action alerts and other advocacy materials to advance APHA advocacy priority areas. The intern will be responsible for tracking and producing comparative analyses of legislative proposals, representing APHA at congressional events, and creating advocacy materials for distribution to Congress and federal agencies. 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 public health associations on grassroots activities.
Participate in The 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 25 hours a week.
Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this internship should upload the following information:
- Cover letter;
- Resume;
- A writing sample;
- Unofficial transcript;
- Three references (Employer or Professor - name, title, company name and phone number/email).
(If you are uploading a pdf document, the document needs to be a file that was created and can be manipulated and converted in order to upload.)
Deadline date:          Open Until Filled
EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY.  APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.


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