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Applications for summer 2024 internships are currently being accepted. Please send your resume and a cover letter describing your interests and the weeks you are available for the internship as soon as possible to

Summer Internships are primarily for graduate students or recent graduates who are available at least 32 hours/wk for at least 3 months in the summer. Undergraduates are considered for exceptional candidates.  Please note: You must be available to be located at least part-time in the DC area at the time of the internship to be considered for a position. 

 For more information about our specific internship options, see

Through these internship opportunities, you’ll learn first-hand about the Washington policy scene and gain hands-on experience in several possible areas, including government relations/public policy development, and communicating research information and other evidence with policymakers, media, and the public. The National Center for Health Research is a non-profit think tank that makes a difference in the lives of millions of adults and children by 1) connecting with policymakers and decision-makers on a national level to change public policy, 2) working closely with the national and international media to get our message out to the public, and 3) working with independent researchers from around the country to bring fair, unbiased and non-corporate-funded information to the public about timely health policy issues, such as the safety and affordability of medical products and treatments, improving public health, and so much more.

Our interns become part of our team by working on various projects such as:

·         Writing or co-authoring fact sheets, briefing materials, and letters to Congress and the Executive branch

·         Editing and co-authoring articles for our websites, reports, and journal articles

·         Attending briefings on Capitol Hill, policy panel meetings, and policy-oriented meetings with representatives from other non-profit think tanks and advocacy organizations. You can attend hearings with Members of Congress and their staff and watch as we testify at Advisory Panel meetings of the FDA, CMS, CDC, and other federal agencies. These may be in-person or virtual.

·         Creating and sharing content for our social media accounts that clearly communicate important health and mental health information to the general public

·         Researching and analyzing data, reviewing and critiquing research studies, and helping gather information for presentations and policy forums

·         Helping to gather information that is used to update our web articles and respond to helpline requests for health information

·         Reaching out to provide useful health information to college campuses, students, and other young adults

Information about our named internships and stipends is available on our website.