U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, seeks a health policy intern for the Summer of 2018 (Late May/Early June – Late August).  The positions offer the successful candidate the opportunity to gain substantive experience in a Senate office while participating directly in the legislative process.  Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and assisting in organizing hearings.  Interns play a key role in the office and will work closely with senior policy advisors. 

The HELP Committee works on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, education, labor, workforce, pensions, and oversight.


Applicants should have (i) an interest in public policy and (ii) a desire to learn.  They also must have good attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. 

Health Policy Interns should have interest and experience in health-related matters, including but not limited to: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, Health Information Technology, Medicare/Medicaid, the National Institutes of Health, the Affordable Care Act, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Children’s Health, health equity/disparities, health workforce, and/or public health.

Applications:  Interested applicants should include, in addition to their statement of interest, resume and letter of recommendation, the application form found on the HELP Committee website: http://www.help.senate.gov/ranking/internships. This page should be saved and submitted as the first page of your statement of interest. Finalists may also be asked to submit a writing sample.

Washington state ties are preferred but not required

The office is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender, identity or sexual orientation.




Washington, D.C.
Advocacy/Policy, Federal /State and Local Government, Public Health