Internship Opportunity: DCPCA’s
Emergency Preparedness program
DC Primary Care Association’s Quality Improvement Department provides technical assistance and
training to health centers in DC and Maryland to support improvements in patient access, operational
excellence, and health outcomes. Through our partnerships with experienced experts, we develop and
facilitate training sessions, conferences, on-site technical assistance, and learning collaboratives to
accelerate the use of evidence-based best practices. Through the QI department, DCPCA offers an
Emergency Preparedness (EP) program for our member health centers in the District.
DCPCA member health centers have been at the front lines of the pandemic for over 17 months. They
have administered more than 72,000 vaccines and 71,000 COVID-19 tests while maintaining
preventative and primary care services for their patients. This is an exciting opportunity for someone
who is interested in supporting health centers in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and build
long-term capabilities for emergency planning and response for other incidents (e.g., active shooter,
mass casualty, natural disaster).
If interested in the internship opportunity described below, please contact DCPCA Director of Quality Improvement , Megan Loucks (mloucks@dcpca.org). Please note the following:
• We are seeking professionals completing Master’s Degrees in a related field.
• A stipend is available, depending on intensity and duration of time invested.
• Minimum length of time preferred is 3 months.
• This is a remote position. Applicants must have access to a computer and Wifi.

Overview of DCPCA’s Emergency Preparedness Program
DCPCA’s Emergency Preparedness Program offers health centers support focused on two primary
• Share best practices and resources to improve health center capacity to prepare and respond to
• Facilitate monthly Emergency Preparedness Task Force (EPTF) Peer Group of health
center staff.
• Conduct trainings and exercises.
• Provide one-on-one technical assistance.
• Connect health center to EP resources.
• Improve coordination and connection with District-wide EP stakeholders to enhance health
center capacity for EP:

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• Build partnerships with DC Health-Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Administration (HEPRA).
• Identify aggregate FQHC needs and communicate findings to District EP personnel.
• Represent health centers at Health and Medical Coalition (HMC) and workgroups to
ensure health center representation and integration.

Internship Opportunities
COVID-19 Support (5 hours a week)

• COVID-19 Newsletter – summarize key resources and news from past weeks regarding COVID-
19 response of highest relevance to health center audience. Track changes, updated resources

and tools, and webinars and trainings and communicate to members via Newsletter.
• COVID-19 Vaccination Brief – identify District and HRSA vaccine program updates, additional
resources, health centers in the news, and webinars and trainings related to COVID-19 vaccines
for weekly brief.
• COVID-19 Trend Report – assist DCPCA Emergency Preparedness Specialist create monthly
trend reports of aggregated COVID-19 data – vaccines administered, staff vaccinated, testing,
Emergency Preparedness Task Force Peer Group/Learning Collaborative (2
hours a week)
• Contribute to the meeting agenda and develop meeting materials (e.g., PowerPoint, resources,
• Identify subject matter experts to join meetings and provide trainings.
• Document meeting notes.
Resource and Information-Sharing Platform (3 hours a week)
• Assist with platform set up.
• Compile emergency preparedness and response resources appropriate for the health centers.
• Engage emergency preparedness leads to use the platform through the EPTF Peer Group.

Research Internship

Job description: Perform research tasks under general supervision of PI. Tasks may include: contribute to write computational tools’ scripts and tutorials, maintain online resources, and write scientific reports. The research will focus on investigating microbila physiology traits.  Undergraduate students with basic programming skillset and interest in omics data science are preferred.

Pay range: $15.5-$19/hour

 Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Rahnavard: rhnavard@gwu.edu

Healthcare Strategy/Policy Analyst

Med Claims Compliance Corporation (MCC) is changing how healthcare is delivered, processed and paid. By leveraging our AI-enabled technology, healthcare providers can focus on quality care for patients while ensuring accurate and complete documentation, coding, and compliance. You will have an opportunity to support the designing and building of products and solutions from the ground up in an entrepreneurial culture. What makes MCC special is our dynamic team. We offer competitive salaries and health insurance.
The Healthcare Strategy/Policy Analyst serves an important role in the strategic framework  development for Med Claims Compliance Corporation, supporting enterprise strategy, research,
and government policy efforts.
• Works collaboratively in a team-based environment, is the analytic lead in the
assessment and understating of internal business dynamics, external market drivers,
and the quantification of current offerings and future opportunities.
• Responsible for research efforts, including collecting and synthesizing information from a
variety of sources, routine ad hoc reporting, interpreting findings, and tracking
• Assists with the development and monitoring of business plans, operational
improvement initiatives, and financial analysis spanning the current and future
continuum of service offerings and markets across the US.
• Conduct primary and secondary qualitative and quantitative research.
• Analyze health policy documents to determine direct business implications.
• Contribute to the development and delivery of projects to the Chief Strategy Officer for
government payor audiences.
• Draft written summaries, white papers, and PowerPoint presentations.
• Regularly act as project manager responsible for meeting deadlines and stewarding
projects to successful completion.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor‘s degree in Business, Finance, Health Services Administration, Economics,
Health Policy or Political Science required.
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required.
• Highly motivated, detail-oriented complex problem solver, with an ability to manage
multiple initiatives simultaneously.
• Exceptionally strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required.
• Good working knowledge of healthcare and related issues.
• Advanced research skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Sound analytic, problem solving, and quantitative skills.
• Customer service oriented and solution-focused bias to action.
• Proven team player; strong relationship building skills both internally and externally.
• High level of initiative coupled with quick learning ability.

• Three years of quantitative analytic experience required, healthcare consulting, market
research and analysis, or financial analysis preferred.
• A Masters‘ Degree in Business Administration, Health Services Administration, Public
Health, Health Policy, or Health Informatics is preferred.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Access preferred.
• Some experience in organizational design, functional and business process design and improvement preferred.


Interested candidates should email Lynette Yancey – yanceyL@cyiris.com

House Oversight Committee Health Team Internships

The Democratic staff of the House Oversight Committee is seeking a full-time intern for the fall of 2021 to join the Committee’s health team. Interns on the Committee have the opportunity to work closely with attorneys and professional staff on hearings and investigations in the health space, including prescription drug pricing, the opioid epidemic, and women’s and reproductive health. Candidates should have an interest in public service and health policy. Candidates must also have superior attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter to miles.lichtman@mail.house.gov, with “Fall Internship” in the subject line.