Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health

*New to 2018*

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the Harvard GHI, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. Applications will be accepted until February 4th, 2018 at 11:59PM.

The Joint Committee on Public Health considers all matters concerning the public health of the Commonwealth and such other matters as referred.

Website: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J16/Members

Summer Project:

Throughout the course of this internship, interns will gain a sense of political understanding around public health policy issues at the state and local level, and develop their professional administrative, writing, event planning, and interpersonal skills. Projects range from attending meetings and events to writing memos and conducting legislative research. Interns will be assigned projects based on the Committee's needs during the summer in conjunction with the student's interests.

Responsibilities:

Interns will have a variety of responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing and editing memos, budget reviews and bill summaries;
  • Attending hearings, briefings, and meetings that relate to public health and reporting their findings;
  • Assisting with planning of public hearings;
  • Conducting legislative research and tracking policy-related bills;
  • Monitoring local and national media outlets for policy issue coverage;
  • Performing administrative duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in public policy, health care or public health, and minority or community health;
  • Flexibility to attend events outside of normal work hours when required;
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills;
  • Superb organizational, time management, and multi-tasking abilities;
  • Resourceful and able to work independently and collaborate effectively in teams;
  • Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office programs.

Work Environment:

The intern will work closely will the Joint Committee on Public Health staff, which is comprised of three people, the Research Director and two Research Analysts. Work on the Committee is both independent and collaborative; each Committee staff member is engaged on a daily basis in independent research while also working on joint projects. The Committee may have one additional intern during the summer.

Independence:

On a scale from 0 (very independent) to 10 (very supervised), this internship will be about a 6.5.

Specific Application Instructions:

In your personal statement, please address the following question: What is your top health policy area of interest at the moment and why you are passionate about it?

 

The Joint Committee on Public Health considers all matters concerning the public health of the Commonwealth and such other matters as referred.

Website: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J16/Members

Summer Project:

Throughout the course of this internship, interns will gain a sense of political understanding around public health policy issues at the state and local level, and develop their professional administrative, writing, event planning, and interpersonal skills. Projects range from attending meetings and events to writing memos and conducting legislative research. Interns will be assigned projects based on the Committee's needs during the summer in conjunction with the student's interests.

Responsibilities:

Interns will have a variety of responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing and editing memos, budget reviews and bill summaries;
  • Attending hearings, briefings, and meetings that relate to public health and reporting their findings;
  • Assisting with planning of public hearings;
  • Conducting legislative research and tracking policy-related bills;
  • Monitoring local and national media outlets for policy issue coverage;
  • Performing administrative duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in public policy, health care or public health, and minority or community health;
  • Flexibility to attend events outside of normal work hours when required;
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills;
  • Superb organizational, time management, and multi-tasking abilities;
  • Resourceful and able to work independently and collaborate effectively in teams;
  • Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office programs.

Work Environment:

The intern will work closely will the Joint Committee on Public Health staff, which is comprised of three people, the Research Director and two Research Analysts. Work on the Committee is both independent and collaborative; each Committee staff member is engaged on a daily basis in independent research while also working on joint projects. The Committee may have one additional intern during the summer.

Independence:

On a scale from 0 (very independent) to 10 (very supervised), this internship will be about a 6.5.

Specific Application Instructions:

In your personal statement, please address the following question: What is your top health policy area of interest at the moment and why you are passionate about it?

 

Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Research, Public Health, Federal /State and Local Government