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 Senior Government Relations Intern will be responsible for :
Supporting the Government Relations team in their work primarily at the state level to support the Hospital's policy agenda related to healthcare access, social determinants of health, public health, and injury prevention.
Planning and executing advocacy events with support from Manager of State Government Relations ranging in size from 25 - 300+ audiences.
Managing Children's Advocacy Network outreach by coordinating with department staff to establish topics, write content, and design layout using online graphic and CRM platforms.
Researching and writing policy briefings for hospital leaderships and elected officials.
Collaborating with hospital staff and coalition partners to prepare advocacy testimony.
Accompanying Government Relations team members to relevant coalition meetings and community events.
Providing some administrative support to Government Relations team members such tracking advocacy efforts and scheduling appointments and meetings with elected officials.
To qualify, you must:
Be currently enrolled in a graduate program.
Be able to receive academic credit; or satisfy a graduation requirement.
Attributes of the ideal candidate:
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and project management skills
A strong interest in the legislative process and a commitment to advocating for child health
Ability to work well both in teams and independently
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.
The schedule is flexible based on class schedule but minimum of three days a week. Consecutive days preferred.
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.
Internal Number: 3035573
About Boston Children's Hospital
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.