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Health Policy Internship — Washington, D.C.

Organization: RESOLVE

Job Title: Health Policy Internship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: stipend amount depends on hours and degree level (flexible hours – part time or full time)

Position Dates: Sep. 10, 2012 — Dec. 17, 2012 (flexible)

Application Deadline: Sep. 24, 2012

Posted On: Aug. 27, 2012

Organization Overview

RESOLVE is an independent organization focused on helping diverse groups solve environmental, social, and health problems by working on local, regional, national, and international projects. RESOLVE works with leaders in communities, governments, businesses, non-profits, academia, and foundations to find solutions that make a difference for society. RESOLVE assesses situations for collaboration possibilities, designs collaborative strategies and processes, facilitates dialogues, and mediates differences that lead to solutions. Our project areas include sustainable agriculture, product stewardship and certification, healthy ecosystems, energy, natural resources, climate change, and public and environmental health.


For fall 2012, we are looking for a Master’s or Ph.D. student who has completed at least one year of coursework focused on health policy, with particular interest or emphasis in environmental or public health, and who has experience or interest in collaboration.

The ideal intern would have interest and some experience in one or more of the following issues:

  • Environmental health as a field;
  • Strengthening the governmental public health system;
  • Food safety;
  • Intersection of health care and public health, particularly as it pertains to the Affordable Care Act;
  • Air and water quality; and
  • Health implications of climate change and/or hydraulic fracturing


The intern will work with RESOLVE staff in all aspects of health collaboration and consensus building, including:

  • Researching current health policies and activities in the United States
  • Conducting background research on collaboration issues and partnership opportunities to support ongoing project work and business development
  • Writing case summaries of finished projects
  • Supporting existing collaborative projects



  • Command of English language and grammar
  • Knowledge of standard office equipment
  • Some knowledge of data collection and evaluation methods


  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with diverse groups
  • Excellent ability to communicate well with the public on the phone and in person
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to organize work projects and complete tasks within assigned time frames
  • Ability to work independently as necessary to achieve high performance
  • Ability to work effectively within teams
  • Detail oriented; high degree of accuracy in all aspects of work


  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, in particular strong editing skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word.

How to Apply

 Please submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Dana Goodson (

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