At Boston Children's Hospital, the quality of our care - and our inclusive hospital working environment - lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we're committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.
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 Government Relations (Undergraduate) Intern will be responsible for:
Assisting the Government Relations team in their work primarily at the state level to advance the Hospital's policy agenda related to healthcare access, social determinants of health, mental health, and racial justice
Manage and assist with state budget priority tracking and analysis
Support execution of advocacy events with support from Manager of State Government Relations ranging in size from 25 - 300+ audiences.
Contribute to the planning and execute tours and events designed to educate government officials and community leaders about the Hospital.
Creating infographics for advocacy initiatives and digital communications
Attend relevant coalition meetings and take notes
Maintain record-keeping for all HPC meetings
Monitoring departmental databases such as InstaTrac, Salesforce, and Salsa
Assisting the team in facilitating child health advocacy trainings to Boston Children's BCH staff, volunteers, and patient families
Researching and writing policy briefings for hospital leaderships and elected officials
Accompany team members to relevant coalition, community, and legislative meetings
Provide minimal administrative support to Government Relations team members such tracking advocacy efforts and scheduling appointments and meetings with elected officials
To qualify, you must have:
Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program with at least junior standing
Demonstrated interest in and passion for child health policy and equity
Attributes of the ideal candidate:
A demonstrated commitment, through practice or advocacy, to health equity, inclusion, and community engagement
Prior advocacy experience, preferred
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, research skills, time management, and organization 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
Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously
Must be creative and think outside the box
This is a paid position with a flexible schedule. A minimum of 16 hours a week excluding Fridays is mandatory. Consecutive days preferred.
This Internship is for the 2021-2022 academic year.
This opportunity is best suited for students whose career interests are listed below but we encourage those from other disciplines to apply as well. include:
Macro Social Work Practice
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
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: 3127145
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.