At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Boston Children's Hospital Government Relations department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Government Relations Summer Intern will be responsible for:
Supporting the Government Relations team in their work at the city, state and federal levels as necessary to support the Hospital's policy agenda.
Performing research and data analysis as directed by members of the Government Relations team.
Supporting the team to plan and execute tours and events designed to educate government officials and community leaders about the Hospital.
Accompanying Government Relations team members to relevant coalition meetings and community events.
Assisting the team in working on Children's Advocacy Network (CAN) activities, including linking CAN to social media outlets, tracking communication with legislators, researching legislation, etc.
Assisting the team in facilitating briefing and training of BCH staff, volunteers, parents, etc. in advocacy efforts.
Providing some administrative support to Government Relations team members, including maintaining record-keeping systems, scheduling appointments and meetings, collecting and recording information in Hospital and departmental databases.
To qualify, you must have:
Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program.
A minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
A strong interest in the legislative process and a commitment to advocating for child health.
Strong writing and analytical skills.
Opportunities are best suited for students whose career interests include:
Macro Social Work Practice
The Office of Government Relations works with policy decision-makers at the local, state, and national levels to uphold the hospital's mission of providing exceptional clinical care, research, and training for pediatric providers. We work with our partners within the legislature and throughout the community to develop and advocate for policy solutions to keep young people safe and healthy.
This is a Summer position, May August 2017.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.