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  • Internship Fall - Health Program

    National Conference of State Legislatures
    Job Description
    POSITION:                Internship – Health Program
    LOCATION:              Denver, CO
    SEMESTER:               Fall 2019  
     
    ABOUT NCSL: 
    The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.  Our mission is to serve state legislatures and other intergovernmental groups by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C.
     
    HOURS/PAY:                       
    Academic credit only, 20-25 hours/week. Part-time, flexible, variable hour schedule. Many colleges and universities will give academic credit for internships. It is the student’s responsibility to contact his or her advisor and obtain academic credit within the institution’s guidelines. 
     
    DESCRIPTION: 
    This position will work under the supervision of NCSL staff in the Health program.  The intern may be required to track legislation in the 50 state legislatures, prepare concise and accurate responses to constituent requests for information, compile several 50 state charts and issue briefs on relevant issue topics, author, co-author and/or assist with reports and briefs on policy topics, assist in meeting planning, and undertake other research and writing projects as assigned.
     
    This position will cover a range of health policy topics and requires a person who is able to juggle multiple tasks and topics efficiently. It also requires good team work across projects and program areas within NCSL, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills to interact with a wide variety of audiences.
     
    SPECIFIC PROJECTS / TASKS:
    Research assistance to the Health program. Fielding, research and responding to information requests. This includes tracking and summarizing state legislation for online publications for members. Tasks also include updates to web-based resources. Also available: other special project research or writing opportunties in the field of health policy.
     
     
     
    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    A primary function  of this position is to assist with legislative tracking and information requests, which allows the intern to learn about a selected variety of health issues. In addition, we offer interns other special research projects or writing opportunities in the field of health. The internships in the Health program are designed for mutal benefit - the students get law/legislative experience and NCSL benefits from their research and writing skills to assist our members.
    QUALIFICATIONS:            
    Qualified candidates must have bachelor’s degree and be a current graduate student in their second year of MSW, MPH, MPP, MPA, JD, or related degree. Candidates should possess strong research skills and should be able to write clearly and effectively. Candidates must be able to research all aspects of federal, state and local laws including state statutes, state bills and legislation, federal legislation, case law and federal and state regulations.
     
    TO APPLY:                           
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume highlighting skills and qualifications to: https://ncsl.applicantpro.com/jobs no later than Friday, May 31, 2019.
     
    NCSL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
     
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