Summer 2019 Intern: Federal Government Relations & Policy (Full or Part-time; Stipend)

Wynne Health Group – one of DC’s preeminent health policy consulting and advocacy practices – seeks applicants with a strong interest in federal health policy and politics to join our DC team as a Summer 2019 Intern.

This opportunity is ripe for students looking to gain first-hand experience working with lobbyists and consultants on key legislative and regulatory issues shaping our healthcare system. The Summer Intern will assist on a variety of projects – from research and written analyses of federal health policy developments to coverage of Congressional hearings, Administration meetings, and think tank briefings.

The Summer Intern will work closely with the DC team to support broader advocacy initiatives, including by contributing research, editing, and writing of advocacy materials and issue briefs. Additionally, the Summer Intern will work with the team to post pertinent information to Policy Hub, the only comprehensive unbiased source of must-know policy analysis and insight impacting healthcare organizations. The position starts in late spring and will last through the beginning of August, though there is some flexibility in that timeframe.

The Summer Intern will work on either a part- or full-time basis with a monthly stipend provided. The Summer Intern will be based at our Gallery Place/Chinatown office in Washington, DC.

Skills and Abilities: • Self-starter with an interest in health policy and the legislative and regulatory processes;

• Excellent writing skills and research abilities;

• Ability to work independently, as well as with a multi-state team;

• Exceptional professionalism and organizational skills; and

• Candidacy for a master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.

To Apply: To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page writing sample to Devin Zatorski at devin@wynnehealth.com with “Summer 2019 Intern” in the subject line. Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, March 8. Please specify the general timeframe in which you’re available to work and whether you seek a full or part-time internship. Please note any prior related experience you may have, such as government affairs, politics, and/or health care in the cover email.

Scholar in Residence

The National Business Group on Health is seeking a graduate student in public health, public policy or health services to serve as a part-time Scholar in Residence. The Scholar will assist the Well-being & Workforce Strategy Institute – whose mission is to help employers deploy the healthiest, most productive, engaged and competitive workforce possible – with research and writing projects on a variety of health and well-being topics.

The Well-being & Workforce Strategy Scholar will: • Write or revise various types of resources and publications (including web-based) that address large employers’ health and well-being challenges. Topics may include promoting physical activity, creating healthy dining initiatives, developing comprehensive weight management strategies, and reducing tobacco use. Requirements include researching, interpreting and summarizing information to create practical, actionable guidance for human resources and benefits professionals. • Assist with administrative tasks such as maintaining various membership lists and databases, updating or revising online tools and updating the website. • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with moderate supervision with all contacts internal and external to the Business Group. • Display high professional and personal standards in all aspects of work and handle sensitive information confidentially. Qualified graduate student candidates will have: • Have a strong academic background and course work in health promotion, public health communication and marketing and/or health policy. • Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills. • Ability to work independently. • Strong motivation and the initiative to see projects through to completion

The Scholar in Residence position will start mid-February and end mid-May, with the possibility of continuing through the summer. The Scholar will receive $ 15/hour for 15-20 hours a week at the National Business Group on Health’s office. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Pamela Rich at Rich@businessgrouphealth.org

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Description

The Revenue Cycle Operations and Quality Assurance Trainer will design, develop and facilitate the training and development programs. Should possess strong presentation skills in order to effectively deliver training and orientation sessions to employees. Maintain documentation of training activities. Handle registration and training logistics. Prepare and administer competency tests. Collaborate in implementing, facilitating, monitoring and measure quality outcomes

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Bachelor’s Degree (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
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3 years Revenue cycle related functions in conjunction with training. (Required)
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