Student Research Assistant

The Department of Health Policy is seeking a temporary student research assistant to support research and evaluation activities for the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, an initiative within the Milken Institute School of Public Health that works with thousands of health care and legal professionals around the country to address health-harming legal needs of low-income patients and communities.

A key component of the work of the National Center is identifying various models and best practices for delivering medical-legal partnership (MLP) interventions in a variety of health care settings. The National Center received a grant from HRSA to describe various medical-legal partnership models in health center settings, including how Primary Care Associations support their activities.

The research assistant will support this project in addition to other activities directed by the research and evaluation team. Such activities include, but are not limited to, assisting with literature reviews, drafting publications, organizing stakeholder interviews, and taking extensive notes to document discussions at research and evaluation team meetings. The research assistant will report to Jennifer Trott, MPH, Senior Research Scientist, who supports research and evaluation efforts at the National Center.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Trott at

Administrative Fellowship

Applications for our Administrative Fellowship are accepted now through Spring 2019. Candidates must either finish their Master’s Degree prior to the start of the fellowship or be entering a required third year fellowship necessary to complete a Master’s Degree.

In either case, applicants must be from a healthcare management program, business administration program or related fields of study. There are two available fellowship positions available each year.

To be considered for the fellowship program you must complete and submit these application materials:

·         Cover Letter (addressed to Matt Joslin)

·         Resume

·         Essay: 1 page, single spaced, addressing the topic: “Describe the future of healthcare, where Community Regional Medical Center fits within the future healthcare landscape and what role you would play in helping CRMC be successful within that environment.”

·         Three letters of recommendation (2 professional, 1 academic)

·         Download the required letter of recommendation form.

·         Official graduate and unofficial undergraduate school transcripts

Email Completed Materials to: Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from the recommender.

Incomplete applications, and/or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

If you’re selected for a phone interview, you’ll be notified to complete our online employment application.

Interviews and Fellow Selection

Completed application packets will be reviewed and top candidates selected for phone interviews with Matt Joslin, Vice President. Finalists from the phone interview process will be invited for an onsite interview.

Onsite interviews will span a full day with senior leaders and executives in a variety of panel and/or individual meetings. A comprehensive hospital tour is provided and city tours will also be offered. This is designed to provide both prospective fellows and our leadership the opportunity to assess whether our program and facility are a good match.

Candidate travel and lodging for the onsite interviews will be provided by the fellowship program. Selection will be made at the conclusion of the site visit process.



The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is seeking a seasoned advocate and/or student of political science, public policy, public administration, or related studies to serve as a Medical Foods Policy Fellow.  The Fellow will work with the Foundation’s Rare Disease Legislative Advocates Program (RDLA) to promote passage of the Medical Nutrition Equity Act (MNEA).

The Fellow will be responsible for Phenylketonuria (PKU)-focused Medical Nutrition Equity Act communications. The Fellow should have excellent writing skills to develop advocacy materials and promote community action.  The fellow will also actively participate in the Patient & Providers for Medical Nutrition Equity (PPMNE) Coalition to ensure their materials accurately represent the needs of the PKU community.

The fellow will help facilitate grassroots efforts and will represent RDLA and the National PKU Alliance at Medical Nutrition Equity related meetings, including those hosted by PPMNE as well as meetings with Hill staff and Members of Congress. The fellow should be able to clearly and effectively communicate the needs of the PKU community to medical professionals, collaborating organizations, and legislators.

The Medical Foods Policy Fellow will be based in the EveryLife Foundation’s Washington, DC office and will report to the RDLA Program Manager.  The Fellow will update EveryLife Foundation staff and the NPKUA Board of Directors on their work through regular status reports and attendance (when requested) at NPKUA Board Meetings.

The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the development of treatment and diagnostic opportunities for rare disease patients through public policy.  We believe patients should have a voice!

NPKUA advocates for the needs of the children, adults, and families affected by the rare metabolic disorder PKU. After more than 50 years of newborn screening, PKU children and adults continue to struggle with access to treatment.  To prevent severe disability, individuals with PKU must consume medical nutrition (specialized formulas and low protein modified foods) for life.  This remains the first line of therapy to treat PKU. While many states require some medical nutrition coverage for PKU, state law requirements vary by age, gender, type of medical nutrition covered (low protein modified foods are often not included), and income level. The National PKU Alliance seeks to eliminate gaps in PKU medical nutrition coverage by all public and private insurance plans/programs in the United States.

If you want to work with EveryLife, NPKUA and our partners, including patients and parents, please join our team.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please send an up-to-date resume and cover letter with salary requirements to  This is a full-time one-year fellowship position with a monthly stipend (no benefits). This position is based in Washington, DC and may require some travel.


EDUCATION LEVEL: 4-year degree preferred.